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Homemade Salsa with canned whole tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, and seasonings. So simple to make, inexpensive, and it tastes better than anything you'll get at the restaurant or buy in the store. Mild enough for kids but can easily be made spicy!
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The Best Homemade Salsa

Homemade Salsa with canned whole tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, and seasonings. So simple to make, inexpensive, and it tastes better than anything you'll get at the restaurant or buy in the store. Mild enough for kids but can easily be made spicy!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword homemade salsa, homemade salsa with canned tomatoes, the best homemade salsa recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 cups salsa
Calories 400kcal
Author Jessica

Ingredients

  • 1 can (28 oz) San Marzano Style whole peeled tomatoes drained
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) stewed tomatoes drained
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeño chopped, take out seeds and white membrane for less spice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ¾ teaspoon salt I use kosher salt, use more or less to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Add all salsa ingredients into a food processor or a blender (like a blendtec) that has the pulse function.
  • Pulse for 1-2 seconds at a time until it reaches the consistency you want.
  • It's best if you let it refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving. The salsa will thicken slightly as it refrigerates and the flavors blend together. Salsa will keep well for several days, covered, in the refrigerator.

Notes

400 calories is for the entire recipe of 4 cups of salsa. It's hard to determine serving size for salsa. If you divide the recipe by 8 (½ cup serving size) then each serving is 50 calories. 

Nutrition

Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1212mg | Potassium: 833mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 910IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 4mg