Homemade Salsa Recipe (5 Minutes!)
This Homemade Salsa Recipe is made in your blender, on your table in 5 MINUTES and tastes better than your favorite restaurant or jar!  This Easy Salsa recipe allows you to customize the heat, the consistency, saves beautifully, can be made ahead of time and the layers of flavor are out of this world!   
Servings Prep Time
4cups 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4cups 5minutes
Cook Time
Homemade Salsa
  • 4cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 jalapeno, stem removed and seeds divided
  • 1 small onion, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1cup fresh cilantro, packed
  • 2teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2teaspoons chili powder
  • 1teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • 1/2teaspoon black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1teaspoon dried Mexican oregano(may sub. regular oregano)
  • 2tablespoons lime juice(optional)
  • 214 oz. cans fire-roasted tomatoes(drained for thicker salsa)
  • 2oz. mild diced green chilies(1/2 of 4 oz. can)
  1. Add all of the ingredients EXCEPT the tomatoes and green chilies to the blender in the order listed (reserving jalapeno seeds). Blend until evenly chopped, scraping down the sides as needed. Add tomatoes and chilies and process until desired consistency is reached. Taste and add additional, salt and pepper if desired. For more heat, add in desired amount of jalapeno seeds.
  2. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. May also be frozen.
Recipe Notes

How to Customize Your Salsa

  • For a finer salsa, simply chop/blend  more
  • For a thinner Salsa, add juice from the fire roasted tomato cans
  • For a spicier salsa, add some or all of the jalapeno seeds – stirring in a little at a time until it reaches your desired heat level.
  • For a more garlicky salsa, add more garlic
  • For more “tomato-y” use more tomatoes

There is no right or wrong with this easy salsa.  I recommend trying this Homemade Salsa Recipe as written and then you can customize it for ever after until it is absolutely perfect FOR YOU!