Homemade Salsa

This is such an EASY homemade salsa recipe! All you have to do is throw diced tomatoes, rotel, cilantro, lime juice, onion powder, jalapeños, and cumin into your blender, and blend! It tastes just like restaurant salsa and goes perfectly with tortilla chips, tacos, enchiladas, or any other Mexican food!

Easy Homemade Salsa

BEST Homemade Salsa

Who doesn’t love Salsa? I grew up on the stuff (remember – I’m half Mexican!) I’ve always loved a great Homemade Salsa recipe and have tried so many different kinds growing up. I’ve also tried many recipes myself and have enjoyed them all but think I finally found the easiest and yummiest way to make homemade salsa. It literally takes just a few minutes to make and tastes like it came straight from the restaurant. All I need is a big bowl of homemade Tortilla Chips and I’m set. 😉

I was able to make this homemade salsa recipe in my new Nutri Ninja ® | Ninja ® Blender DUO. I’m not going to lie – I’m obsessed with the new Ninja. It is AMAZING!! It’s like they took all the best features from every blender/food processor out there and put them all into one. This kitchen tool can do everything! You can see from the picture below that it has so many options and does a great job chopping, blending, mixing and anything else you can imagine.


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How to Make Salsa:

I’m not joking around when I say you literally throw everything into your blender or food processor, blend it up, and that’s it. There’s no chopping, no dicing, no nothing! Even the Roma tomatoes and cilantro can be tossed in whole. How nice is that?! And to be honest, I prefer restaurant style salsa like this over chunky salsa or pico. The fact that it’s this easy to make is even better!! I don’t have any experience with canning this salsa, but we’ve always been able to keep it up to a week in the fridge, either in a tupperware container with a lid, or a mason jar with a lid.

Here are a few variations you can make of this salsa recipe:

  • If you like onion in your salsa, add 1/2 small onion, roughly chopped.
  • You can seed the jalapeños if you want it less spicy, or leave the seeds in for a spicy kick.
  • Add 1 tsp of honey for a hint of sweetness.
  • If you don’t have Ro-Tel (canned diced tomatoes with green chiles) at your local grocery store, you can substitute half a can of diced tomatoes, plus a 4 oz. can of green chiles.

How to make homemade salsa

Just add all your ingredients… And blend!!

best homemade salsa

Yum! Until I learn how to make homemade tortilla chips, I’ll just enjoy this yummy homemade salsa with all the tacos and enchiladas I make. 😉

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Homemade Salsa Recipe

This is such an EASY homemade salsa recipe! All you have to do is throw diced tomatoes, rotel, cilantro, lime juice, onion powder, jalapeños, and cumin into your blender, and blend! It goes perfectly with tortilla chips, tacos, enchiladas, or any other Mexican food!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Calories 131 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes drained
  • 10 oz can original Rotel drained
  • 2 - 3 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - 2 TB diced jalapenos
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • medium size handful of cilantro washed
  • 1 tsp lime juice


  1. Add all ingredients to blender and mix until well blended.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Salsa Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 2924mg 122%
Potassium 1279mg 37%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 16g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 15.9%
Vitamin C 79.6%
Calcium 21.1%
Iron 38.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe adapted from Mountain Mama Cooks.

Homemade Salsa Gift

In case you want to give a jar of Homemade Salsa as a gift, I decided to make some free printable tags. You can make it a gift to give anytime of the year, or it would be a great Christmas gift as well. There are tags for either occasion:

Homemade Salsa Gift

All you have to do is download the tag you want.

Salsa Tag - Generic. A great tag to use any time of the year!

Salsa Tag - Warm Wishes. A great Christmas tag to add to any gift!


To Save, CLICK on the tag you like, RIGHT-CLICK and then SAVE. Open it in a program like WORD, RE-SIZE, PRINT, cut out and attach.

Nothing like a delicious and simple recipe as well as how to turn it into a quick and inexpensive gift too!

You can make Salsa Verde with the recipe below and turn it into a gift as well:

Sweet Salsa Verde Gift


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    Kelly - Life Made Sweeter

    What a delicious gift idea! I love how pretty it looks all bottled up with the tags! Love how easy this salsa is to whip up too!

    Tiffany F.

    Making this for sure! Also, how many jars will this make for me? Thanks!

      Lil' Luna

      Depends on the size of jar, but for this size it fills just under 2. 😉

        Russell Fox

        how long will the salsa keep?

          Lil' Luna

          Unfortunately, I’m not really sure. We’ve never had it last longer than a week. Sorry! :/

    Rini Williams

    I have just discovered your website and I’m in love! You are awesome!!!

    Thank you for sharing! You don’t know how much you help for a person like me 😉


    Rini Williams.


    Pls what is’Rotel’? I don’t live in the USA so I have no idea what it is & have never heard of it before.

      Lil' Luna

      Rotel is diced tomatoes with zesty green chiles. It adds great flavor!! Here is a link if you’d like to check it out..http://www.ro-tel.com/ You can find it with canned tomatoes in the grocery store. Hope that helps!!

    Lucian Hodoboc

    Interesting recipe. I’ll have to try this sometime. Does it taste as good as salsa bought from the store?

      Lil' Luna

      Oh, so much better!! I hope you will! Let me know what you think 🙂

    Christine Cole

    What is Rotel?
    and why don’t you use real onions, not artificial powder?
    Why not real homegrown tomatoes, not everything out of a can!

      Lil' Luna

      Rotel is tomatoes mixed with green chiles. I personally don’t like onions, that is why I add the onion powder, but you could totally add onions & fresh tomatoes. I use tomatoes, but sometimes I need to hurry or it’s for convenience.

    Jodie Neumeier

    How many fresh tomatoes would you use for this recipe? I have a bag of fresh garden Roma tomatoes. For the jar, do you have to seal it like you do when you can? Just curious. New at this

      Kristyn Merkley

      You would need just a few larger ones, if you like more, you could add more. Just depends on you 🙂

    Amit Sharma

    Hey Kristyn, Its really delicious and yummy!!!
    I have tried this Salsa last night in my kitchen and it was superb. My family like it so much. Thanks very much for the recipe and please tell me can I keep it for 1 week??
    Thanks again.

      Kristyn Merkley

      Yay!! I am so glad you like it!! Yes, it will keep for a week. I would keep it in a tupperware with a lid or a jar with a lid.


    Roman tomatoes are the same as Roma, correct?

    Michael Foley

    How much does this make? We would like to can it. Thanks for your time!

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