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You can prepare the Best Homemade Salsa Recipe in only a few minutes. This fresh, tasty, and healthful salsa is created from scratch. This simple salsa recipe is far superior to store-bought salsa!

Who else could create a dinner out of chips and salsa at their neighborhood Mexican restaurant? Just wait till you try this restaurant-style salsa cooked at home. It’s light, spicy, and completely addictive!

You already know that I like to prepare healthier homemade alternatives of store-bought items if you know me. For example, look at my quick homemade enchilada sauce recipe and my homemade taco seasoning recipe. I want to have complete control over the components in my diet, and store-bought salsa and taco seasoning are frequently high in salt.

This fast salsa recipe, like my guacamole, is created with essential ingredients. You’ll want to create homemade salsa instead of purchasing it from the store since it’s so quick and easy to prepare. This salsa may be made ahead of time and served with your favorite Mexican dishes, such as these grilled chicken fajitas. Throughout the week, it’s also wonderful in breakfast tacos, taco salad, and as a dip for quesadillas and chicken taquitos!


1 can (28 ounce) whole tomatoes with juice
2 cans (10 ounce) Rotel (diced tomatoes and green chilies)
1/4 c. chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 whole jalapeño, quartered and sliced thin
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp.salt
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 c. cilantro (more to taste!)
1/2 whole lime juice


Combine whole tomatoes, Rotel, onion, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro in a blender or food processor. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you’d like—I do about 10 to 15 pulses. Test seasonings with a tortilla chip and adjust as needed.
Refrigerate salsa for at least an hour. Serve with tortilla chips or cheese nachos.

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