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how to make homemade salsa with fresh tomatoes

Making homemade salsa is so easy anyone can do it. Fresh homemade salsa is perfect for a Mexican dinner or just for dipping chips into! Once you learn how to make homemade salsa you will never want to buy the jarred salsa again! 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword homemade salsa, how to make homemade salsa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 17kcal
Author Lauren


  • 6 vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup red onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice


  • Wash all of the fresh produce.
  • Cut the tomatoes in half and squeeze out the seeds.
  • Cut the onion in half
  • Place the onion and garlic into the food processer, pulse just until its very roughly chopped.
  • Add the tomatoes,  jalapeno, and cilantro in a food processor. Pulse up the mixture until it's roughly chopped.
  • Dump the mixture into a bowl and stir in the salt, pepper and lime juice. Stir well and taste. Add more salt and lime as needed.


Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 933mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg