Fresh Homemade Salsa in Your Food Processor or Blender!

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Is there anyone on the planet that doesn’t like chips and salsa? I haven’t met one! As I’m writing, I’m drooling! This fresh homemade salsa recipe is SO good and insanely easy. If you can run a blender, you can make this fresh homemade salsa!

All of the ingredients are things I almost always have on hand. So, if I get a hankering, it can be made in no time flat!

A Bit About Salsa

Salsa is extremely versatile. You can make salsa out of just about anything. After all, “salsa” means “sauce” in English. A sauce can be liquid, creamy, or semi-solid, just as salsa can. Typically they are not served alone, they add flavor, moisture, and beauty to a dish.

Saucy type salsas are used more like a gravy, a chunky salsa works best as a condiment or dressing. And, a blended restaurant-style, is the best for dipping tortilla chips!

My favorite Mexican restaurant makes a mushroom salsa that is ridiculously good. Sounds strange but seriously, don’t knock it until you try it! Click here for my Mi Mexico copy-cat mushroom salsa recipe. You won’t be sorry!

How to Make Fresh Homemade Salsa

Fresh, fresh, fresh! That is the most important. You get a whole different taste by using canned ingredients. Which by the way is fine. I have made some really yummy salsa with canned ingredients! But in this application fresh in my humble opinion is best!

You will need:

  • 9 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 medium sweet yellow onion
  • the juice of 2 Limes
  • 4 jalapeños
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1-2 tbs chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle seasoning (optional, but adds great smokey flavor!)

Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor. Blend until the desired texture is achieved.

I use my Ninja Blender with the food processor attachment. This thing is the bomb, my friends. It does everything from individual smoothies to the smoothest homemade hummus you have ever had in your life, to pie dough! They are available on Amazon and I highly recommend them. 



Fresh homemade salsa

Important Ingredient Notes

First, you can use any tomato you like but I prefer Roma. They have far fewer seeds and moisture content than most tomatoes. Why does this matter? When blended the seeds will change the color. It will be more of an orange color. Not a big deal, but moisture on the other hand is. The more water in your tomatoes, the more water in your salsa. Blah!

Second, I prefer SWEET yellow onion as opposed to the regular yellow onion. Even better, red or purple onion! Sweet onion is best otherwise the onion flavor tends to be overpowering.

Thirdly, the jalapeños. If you like it HOT, leave the seeds and veins. If you prefer less heat, scrape out the seeds and the whitish pale green veins.

Fresh homemade salsa

Next, chipotle seasoning. This is completely optional but I almost always add it. It gives a nice smokey flavor. Chipotle is simply smoked jalapeño. I have found it difficult to find in the store, so I started making my own! If you want to make your own Chipotle seasoning, it is super easy. Click here for the recipe.

Fresh homemade salsa

Beautiful isn’t it?! Smells like heaven too!

You can find different brands on Amazon. The only brand I can personally speak for is Simply Organic. It is very good but the homemade is way better and WAYYYYYY cheaper!


Lastly, Cilantro! It’s one of those things, you either love it or you hate it. I personally LOVE it. Apparently…if you think cilantro tastes like soap, you have a genetic defect.


Just kidding!

Not a defect, per se, but rather a disposition.

Seriously, genetics is what actually determines how it will taste to you. Weird, right?

Do it YOUR way!

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This recipe is as versatile as salsa itself! Please feel free to adapt it to your liking. You can blend it less for a chunkier style salsa.

Fresh homemade salsa

And, you can leave out anything you don’t like. Even add things you think might make it better.

If you like a lot of lime, add more lime! This is a very basic recipe, highly adaptable!

The End Result

Jar it up and keep it in the fridge. It doesn’t last long around here. However, It should last at least 3-4 weeks.

Fresh homemade salsa

If you’re wondering why one jar is a slightly different color…

I made it too spicy for the kids, so I cut it with a can of crushed tomatoes. It worked perfectly! Still had all the flavor we love.


Fresh Homemade Salsa Printable Recipe


  • 9 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 medium sweet yellow onion
  • the juice of 2 Limes
  • 4 jalapeños seeded and deveined if you don't want it too spicy
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor. Blend until the desired texture is achieved.


The Chipotle seasoning is optional, but adds great smokey flavor!

Do you have any unique salsa recipes? I’d love to hear them!

🙂 Leigh Ann

Leigh Ann Schooley is the owner and founder of Making My Abode, a blog dedicated to helping homemakers live well and simply on one income. She is a believer, wife, and mother of three with more than sixteen years of homemaking experience. Leigh Ann is the recipient of the Wife of The Year award eighteen years running. She has also won the Mother of The Year award every year for the past sixteen years. She is a Colorado native raised by her dad who taught her almost everything she knows. Leigh Ann lives with her husband and family in Colorado.

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