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Quick & Delicious Salsa Recipe – Better Than Store-bought!

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A bowl of fresh, homemade salsa is the perfect addition to any meal, or with just a bowl of crispy nachos for the perfect appetizer.
Salsa Recipe

Impress your family and guests with the fresh, tangy burst of flavor of our easy-to-make salsa. It’s the perfect addition to parties and family meals, enhancing any dish with its bold, slightly spicy touch, or just enjoyed with a basketful of crunchy corn nachos.

Ingredients For The Best Homemade Salsa:

To make this great-tasting 5-minute salsa you will need:

  • Roma tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Jalapeno pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Green onions
  • Garlic
  • Petite diced tomatoes
  • Lime juice
  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper

How To Make Quick and Easy Homemade Salsa?

To make this salsa just place all ingredients in the bowl of your food processor and pulse 4-5 times until it reaches the desired consistency. Pulse more times for a smoother salsa or less for a chunkier one. Serve with nachos, tacos, burritos, or a side with any meal.

Can I Use Canned Tomatoes Instead Of Fresh Ones?

Yes, you can. The flavor will be slightly different but great nonetheless.

Salsa Recipe

Quick & Delicious Salsa Recipe - Better Than Store-bought

A bowl of fresh, homemade salsa is the perfect addition to any meal, or with just a bowl of crispy nachos for the perfect appetizer.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 14
Calories: 14kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Knife and cutting board
  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 5 Roma tomatoes
  • 1-10 oz can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • ¼ red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 green onions, cut into fourths
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
  • cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • To make this salsa just place all ingredients in the bowl of your food processor and pulse 4-5 times until it reaches the desired consistency. Pulse more times for a smoother salsa, or less for a chunkier one. Serve with nachos, tacos, burritos, or a side with any meal.

Nutrition

Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g

Frequently Asked Questions

How To Make Salsa Less Spicy and More Mild?

You can control de heat by controlling the amount of jalapenos you add, or by removing the seeds. The spiciness of the peppers is in the seeds and the inner white membrane of jalapenos. Remove the seeds and membrane for a milder sauce, or don’t use them at all. If you like spicy salsa use the whole pepper, or you can use more than one.

Can I Make Salsa by Hand?

You certainly can! If you don’t own a food processor try to chop all ingredients as small as possible. Worst case scenario, you end up with a great chunky salsa!

How To Store Homemade Salsa?

You can store homemade salsa in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. I do not recommend freezing fresh salsa because when it thaws, it becomes watery. Tomatoes contain a lot of water and when this water freezes, it expands making salsa mushy and watery as it thaws.

Can I Make Salsa Without Cilantro?

If you are one of those people who can’t stand the flavor or cilantro, don’t add it, or try using parsley instead.

Do I Have To Add Sugar to the Salsa?

No, you don’t need to add sugar to salsa. Salsa is supposed to be tangy as opposed to tomato sauce, which is usually a bit sweeter.

What Herbs and Spices Go Into Salsa?

Generally, you just add salt, pepper, cilantro, and a touch of cumin, but you can experiment with different herbs and spices such as oregano, parsley, paprika, or coriander (which is dried cilantro).

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