Easy Homemade Salsa

Easy Homemade Salsa in white bowl with chips

This Easy Homemade Salsa is made with only 6 ingredients, loaded with fresh, seasonal veggies and SO addicting! You’ll never go back to jarred salsa after eating this.

This recipe was originally published in January of 2018. I updated the photos and adjusted the recipe to make it better! Thanks to Beanfields for sponsoring this post!

Tomato season is officially here, my friends! And you know what that means! HOMEMADE SALSA TIME! Oh yes. So delicious. It’s literally my favorite Summer snack. I love how fresh the ingredients are.

Easy Homemade Salsa ingredients

You could say that Ben and I are homemade salsa connoisseurs. We literally go through at least one large batch each week. We eat it on eggs, burrito bowls, beans, and most importantly: CHIPS. As ya’ll know, I’m pretty partial to Beanfields! The jalapeno nacho flavor is my jam! They’re so flavorful, full of fiber and delicious!

I think homemade salsa is also the reason I love Mexican food so much. Ben and I have started this tradition where every other Tuesday, we have to come up with a date that only costs $10. So, last week, we went to our local restaurant on the night the margaritas were on special for only $2.25. They brought us out a steaming fresh batch of tortilla chips as well as fresh salsa and endless margs (okay not endless, we each got 2, but a girl can dream right?). It was seriously SO AMAZING. I highly recommend the $10 date idea!  Anyways….back to my homemade salsa. Let me tell you a little bit about it:

  • it’s full of fresh, seasonal ingredients
  • perfect blend of chunky but also pureed if that makes sense?
  • slightly spicy but never enough to make you need to go drink a cup of milk like some salsas
  • the perfect balance of saltiness
  • is the perfect companion to lots of tortilla chips

Sounds pretty good, right? I think so too! I promise you won’t go back to eating jarred salsa after this goodness.

big bowl of salsa

Ingredients you need for Easy Homemade Salsa: 

  • beautiful fresh roma tomatoes
  • 1 can of whole peeled tomatoes
  • jalapeño (I always de-seed HALF of mine to cut down on the spice)
  • onion
  • fresh garlic aka the best thing ever
  • juice of a whole lime
  • SALT.
  • cilantro as a garnish (optional)

How to Make Easy Homemade Salsa: 

When I said this was easy to make…I wasn’t kidding! Here’s how you make it: roughly chop all of your veggies, throw it in the food processor, pulse it a few times until your desired consistency is reached and DONE. Where the chips at? The easiest salsa ever!

Easy Homemade Salsa in food processor

It’s so juicy, chunky and refreshing. It has bright flavors and a subtle spiciness that will make you want to keep dipping your chips in it for the rest of your days. Perfect easy side dish to bring along with a bag of chips to a cookout or BBQ! Not to mention unique!

big chip dipping in salsa

I’d say this salsa recipe serves 4 people depending on how much you eat! If you’re taking it to a party, I’d suggest doubling the recipe, especially if you’re anything like my husband and I – who can eat almost an entire batch in one sitting!

easy homemade salsa and beanfields chip

Hope you enjoy this re-vamping of this recipe, my friends!

Did you like this recipe? Here are a few more you might like: 

Creamy Salsa Verde Guacamole

2 Ingredient Salsa Verde Chicken 

Easy Breakfast Quesadillas

Breakfast Tacos with Homemade Salsa 

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5 from 8 votes

Easy Homemade Salsa

A quick and easy, 6 ingredient, throw into your food processor salsa that's delicious and flavorful! 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword easy homemade salsa, quick homemade salsa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Haylie


  • 3-4 medium roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 14 oz can whole peeled tomatoes, drained
  • 3 medium garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 large jalapeno, (de-seed if you want it less spicy)
  • 1 tsp salt (more if needed)
  • juice of 1 large lime
  • 1/3 cup cilantro (for garnish - optional)


  1. Roughly chop the tomatoes and red onion. Mince the garlic. Chop and deseed one jalapeno (leave the seeds if you prefer it spicy!)

  2. Add the DRAINED canned whole peeled tomatoes, the fresh tomatoes followed by the rest of the veggies to the food processor. Add in juice of one lime and about 1 tsp of salt!

  3. Pulse until desired consistency. Taste and adjust for seasoning (add more salt if needed) and enjoy with chips! Store in fridge for up to one week. 

Recipe Notes

If you don't have the fresh roma tomatoes, you can also use another 14 oz. can of the whole peeled tomatoes 🙂 

18 comments / Add your comment below

    1. Hi Amanda! The salsa usually lasts for about 3-4 days in the fridge in a sealed container. My husband usually eats it all before then, though! Lol! 🙂

  1. 5 stars
    Endless margaritas? Lol! Sounds perfect! Seriously, though, love homemade salsas and dips and this looks so fresh and flavourful. I could happily make a meal out of this salsa alone..a margarita wouldn’t hurt either 😉

  2. 5 stars
    Haylie, if there’s salsa and chips in the house, I eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I just cannot resist. Your salsa looks amazing! The combination of fresh and canned tomatoes is brilliant!

  3. 5 stars
    I made just made this after thinking about it for days; it’s so yummy! I had to use a few extra roma tomatoes because I accidentally bought crushed tomatoes instead of whole. (Oops!) But the little bit of heat from the jalapeno and the bright lime juice? Delicious! I will be making this again and again. Thanks so much for the recipe, Haylie!

  4. 5 stars
    A Holmes household staple. Perfect anytime of year with chips, over an omelette, on a taco, you name it! We love this salsa!

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