Easy Homemade Salsa (7 ingredients, 5 minutes)

This easy homemade salsa is a real crowd pleaser, y’all. It’s a 7 ingredient recipe, and you can make it a blender or food processor in 5 minutes.

easy homemade salsa in a white bowl on gray counter with tortilla chips, tomatoes, lime, cilantro and garlic

Oh, how I LOVE a great salsa. There are all the different varieties of salsa: peach salsa, mango salsa, salsa verde, etc. I love all of those!

So. We’ve established that I am a fan of ALL salsas. But if you made me choose my most favorite variety, I would have a few criteria: (1) classic tomato salsa (2) with no sugar added. I strongly prefer savory salsa, much like I prefer savory corn bread!

I’ve been known to pick up huge jars of salsa at Costco and polish them off without much help. But dare I say I have been converted to the homemade variety?

YUM. Especially this easy homemade salsa. It is made with a few super simple ingredients.

canned tomatoes, green chiles, lime, garlic anion and cilantro with red towel on gray counter

And it is completely restaurant-style! It tastes just like what we eat at the Mexican restaurants around here. And oh, y’all! This is SO very, very tasty. And oh-so-easy!😎

closeup of tomato salsa in a white bowl on gray counter

I went with the canned tomatoes for this version for this recipe. Hear me out before you click away!

Why canned tomatoes?

(1) Sometimes you want salsa when tomatoes are not in season – like in the dead of winter. And good, fresh tomatoes can be tough to find sometimes.

(2) Sometimes you just need a super easy version.

I do plan to tackle a recipe for fresh salsa one day when I am looking to use up all the tomatoes in my garden. So if a fresh variety is what you are after, stay tuned!

But in the mean time, go make this easy homemade salsa. It will surprise you at how fresh and awesome it tastes!

hand dipping tortilla chip in salsa


The fire-roasted tomatoes are so good, if you can find them.

tomatoes, chilies, onion, cilantro and garlic in a food processor bowl

If not, I have used plain tomatoes tons of times, and it is still really delicious!

Also, while we are on the topic of modifications, if you want to make this easy homemade salsa on a whim and you don’t have lime juice, white vinegar works just fine. I also make this without cilantro when my dad will be eating it because he hates cilantro. And it’s still good!

Salsa serving suggestions

How’s that for alliteration? 🤓 I like putting salsa on so many different things. Yeah, we all know about chips (👈🏻 salsa’s soul mate).

But I love it on eggs! And baked potatoes! And taco salads! And have you guys ever made Mexican shredded chicken? MMMmmm.

Here are a few other recipes that go great with salsa:

The possibilities are endless! Basically you cannot go wrong putting easy homemade salsa on all the Mexican or Tex Mex food, y’all. Knock yourself out!

easy homemade salsa blended in a food processor bowl

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Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe

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hand dipping tortilla chip in salsa

Easy Homemade Salsa

This easy homemade salsa is made in a blender or food processor, and it is a real crowd pleaser.

Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 14
    can diced tomatoes
  • 4
    can of green chiles
  • 1/4
    fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1
    chunk yellow onion
    roughly chopped (About 2 Tablespoons )
  • 1
    large of garlic
    roughly chopped
  • 1
    fresh lime juice
    (you can sub 1 Tablespoon white vinegar, if you need to)
  • 1/2
    or more, to taste
  • 1/4
    ground cumin


  1. Add all ingredients to the blender or food processor, and secure the lid.

  2. Press “pulse” 7 to 9 times (or more, until desired consistency), being careful not to over blend.

  3. Remove the lid, and serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.

Each serving is approximately 1/4 cup, or 2 ounces on a food scale. This recipe makes 9.5 servings.

If you are making this for more than 6 people, I recommend doubling the recipe.

If you don’t have lime juice, white vinegar works well as a substitute.

You can leave cilantro out, if you are a cilantro-hater 😜(hi Dad!).

Fire roasted tomatoes are my favorite, but if you cannot find them, regular ones work just fine.

Nutrition Facts

Easy Homemade Salsa

Amount Per Serving

Calories 11

% Daily Value*

Sodium 242mg11%

Potassium 97mg3%

Carbohydrates 2g1%

Sugar 1g1%

Vitamin A 95IU2%

Vitamin C 8.7mg11%

Calcium 18mg2%

Iron 0.6mg3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Note: This post originally appeared on A Pinch of Healthy in October 2015. I re-published with updated instructions, pictures and video.




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