Fresh Homemade Salsa

Tomatoes, tomatoes, and more tomatoes… What in the world am I going to do with all of these tomatoes? We do this every spring, we plants so many tomato plants and then they all come in at once.

I hate to waste anything so I am finally taking the time this summer to make my own salsa and sauce.

Fresh Homemade Salsa

Well let me tell you this salsa is amazing and bursting with summer freshness.

Fresh Homemade Salsa

Not to toot my own horn, but my husband thought it was the “best salsa he ever had”. He even made that his Facebook status, so it must be true :)

Fresh Homemade Salsa

Anyway back to the salsa. You can make it as chunky or as smooth as you want. I pulse mine in the food processor for a smoother texture. You can also adjust the heat by adding more or less jalapeño.

Fresh Homemade Salsa
Serves 10
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 34
Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 25mg
Total Carbohydrates 7g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 3-4 pounds tomatoes, I had a mix of large grape and yellow
  2. 1/2 of a small red onion, peeled
  3. 2 or 3 small jalapeño peppers, depending on heat preference
  4. 1 clove garlic, minced
  5. Large handful of cilantro
  6. 2 splashes of red wine vinegar (about a 1/2 teaspoon)
  7. 1/2 of a lemon or lime, juiced
  8. Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Roughly chop tomatoes, onions, and jalapeño peppers.
  2. Add all ingredients to the food processor.
  3. Pulse until desired consistency.
  4. Serve in a bowl with chips and veggies, or top your favorite Mexican dish.
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37 thoughts on “Fresh Homemade Salsa

      1. We usually can our salsa but we always cook everything first so that was why I was asking in this one. It looks yummy so I wanted to try but I hate all the cooking it first!!

        1. I agree! Every year I say I am going to make sauce and can it… And then I see how long I have to cook everything and I never make the time.

          1. I have never canned it. If the salsa is canned and sealed shut. I would use it within a year.

    1. I have not tried. I want to say yes since I freeze tomato sauce. If you do freeze it, let me know how it turns out :)

      1. I’ve tried freezing salsa. It didn’t freeze well for me. It was okay for cooking but not to have with chips. Canned is much better for Salsa..

  1. Wow, this was so fresh tasting and amazing! I used only 1 lb of tomatoes so I cut everything in thirds. Still made a full pint size mason jar! So good!

  2. I used Roma tomatoes. 3 or 4 lbs of the little ones would have been too expensive :-( Really good but a little watery for my liking.. It was similar to (but still way better than) restaurant style salsa. Next time I’ll roast them first and throw half of the tomatoes and everything else in the food processor and pulse a few times before adding the rest of the tomatoes cause I want more chunky tomatoes in my salsa. I did decide to strain it and add a small can of tomato sauce to make up for the liquid and I was very happy with the result.

    1. I to use Roma tomatoes during the winter months. I agree those little can get expensive. We have a vegetable garden in the summer months and by July we are in tomato overload :) Love the roasting idea!

  3. Also, FYI… When I was trying to leave my comment.. A really annoying box kept coming up in front of the screen asking me to follow you. Not that I mind being asked that because I like your blog… But it made it where I couldn’t even type anything and I just went to my notes in iPhone and typed my comment that way and then copied and pasted it (I had to do the same thing for this comment too) . Just thought you should know cause I’m sure you don’t want your followers to have such difficulties giving feedback :-)

  4. I made a batch of the salsa in my new food processor for a dinnerbparty my theme was mexican it went fast they loved it. Thanks for a grest recipe. Dina in houston texas.

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