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homemade salsa in a white serving bowl with cilantro, tortilla chips and lemon slices to the side
4.32 from 88 votes
Nutrition Facts
Best Damn Salsa Ever!
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.3g0%
Sodium 501.8mg22%
Potassium 83.4mg2%
Carbohydrates 10.4g3%
Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1370IU27%
Vitamin C 67.8mg82%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:4 cups
Best Damn Salsa Ever!
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins

This homemade salsa recipe is absolutely irresistible! It's loaded with delicious, vibrant flavor and it comes together in less than 5 minutes. 

  • 4 small jalapeño peppers* (leave the seeds in for an extra kick)
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4-1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 6 tomatoes of varying sizes, chopped
  • 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt + more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice (about 1/2 lemon, juiced)
  1. Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor. I like to add in the jalapeños, onion and garlic first and then the cilantro and tomatoes, so the tomatoes do not get too soupy. Pulse about 10 or so times and until all ingredients are combined and diced, but be sure to stop before the salsa becomes too soupy.

  2. Taste the salsa and add more ingredients as desired. I would advise stirring in the extra ingredients, not pulsing in the food processor. The salsa will become too soupy, quickly.

  3. Transfer to a bowl and enjoy!
  4. I prefer to refrigerate salsa for 1 day prior to serving to allow the flavors to marry and meld. Salsa will keep for about 1 week in an airtight container or jar in the fridge; however, it's never lasted that long in this household.
Recipe Notes

*4 jalapeños may be too much for some. Consider adding fewer if you are sensitive to heat.
I STRONGLY suggest garden tomatoes or tomatoes from the farmer's market to really make this salsa the BEST! The Early Girl variety of tomatoes are our favorites. We also like the 1015Y Texas Super Sweet Onions.

Author: Kim Lee
Course: Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish
Keyword: best salsa, easy salsa recipe, homemade salsa

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