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The best homemade salsa recipe, easy to make and served with chips. (Restaurant style!)
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The Best Homemade Salsa Recipe (Restaurant Style)

The Best Homemade Salsa Recipe is quick and easy to make in just minutes. This homemade salsa is fresh, flavorful and healthy. This easy salsa recipe is so much better than store-bought salsa!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 15kcal


  • 1/2 cup white onion roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic roughly chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno seeds and ribs removed, roughly chopped
  • 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 14.5 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • pinch of sugar optional, to balance the acidity of the tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • juice from 1/2 of a lime start with a small squeeze and add more, to taste


  • Add the onion, garlic, and jalapeno to the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times to chop until the onion pieces are about ¼-inch size.
  • Drain off the liquid from the can of diced tomatoes with green chiles and discard the liquid. Add the tomatoes and chiles from the can to the food processor.
  • Add the fire roasted diced tomatoes with their juices from the can to the food processor, along with the remaining salsa ingredients.
  • Pulse until the salsa reaches your desired consistency.
  • Taste salsa on a chip and adjust the lime juice, salt, or sugar as needed.



  • This salsa recipe makes medium-spicy salsa. For mild salsa, substitute a can of regular diced tomatoes in place of the diced tomatoes with green chiles. For spicier salsa, use a whole jalapeño pepper or add in some of the ribs and seeds from the jalapeño. Be careful not to go overboard with the ribs and seeds, as that is where most of the spice is.
  • Homemade salsa will last for 7-10 days in the refrigerator.


Serving: 1/4 cup | Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 57mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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