Fresh Homemade Salsa

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Fresh Homemade Salsa Recipe

Recipe for Fresh Homemade Salsa

I go weak in the knees for Fresh Homemade Salsa.  I think I have said this before, but I could live on Mexican food alone.  And Salsa would be right up there as a staple at every meal.  It is sad to say, that I find most canned/jarred salsas tolerable at best.  So, when I want salsa, I just break out my Vitamix.  Yes, you don’t need a Vitamix to make this, but it will make your job a lot easier.

If you don’t have a Vitamix, I recommend you prepare the garlic first.  You just need peel a clove of garlic, give it a rough chop, put about 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt on top of the chopped garlic and smash the garlic with the side of your knife into the cutting board.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to bite into a big piece of raw garlic.  So, adding garlic as a paste to your fresh homemade salsa will keep it from overpowering your salsa.

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Now for the delicious recipe.  Just remember, this is how I like it…you can add things or leave out things.  Sometimes, I like to take a can of black beans, drain them and rinse them well, and add half a can to this recipe along with half a can of corn rinsed.  Oh gosh, now I am craving it!  :)

I also have a VERY heavy hand when it comes to cilantro and cumin.  Those are two spices I almost can’t get enough of.  So, I put more in my own salsa than I have listed in the recipe.

Fresh Homemade Salsa

Fresh Homemade Salsa


  • 2 Large Tomatoes or 4 Roma Tomatoes
  • 1/3rd Jalapeno chopped finely
  • 3 Tablespoons of diced onion
  • 1 Clove Garlic (prepared as noted in the post above or finely chopped)
  • Juice from 1/2 Lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cliantro


  1. Using your Vitamix or other blender, set the speed to medium and add the garlic, half of the onion and the jalapeno. Let it blend until those are very small pieces.
  2. Add to the canister of your Vitamix, All of the tomato EXCEPT for one half of one tomato, cut into quarters. Add salt, lime juice and cumin. Blend until smooth (about 15 seconds).
  3. Add the last of the tomato, the last of the tomato and the cilantro.
  4. Pulse a few times just to slightly chop those items. Makes for a chunky salsa.
  5. Pulse a few more times for smoother salsa.

Once you are done with this salsa, check the seasoning.  Sometimes it needs just a bit more salt or lime juice.  You can also take this opportunity to stir in those black beans and corn kernels.

Sometimes, I will add half a can of tomato sauce to kinda bolster the flavor of the tomatoes, especially if I don’t have fresh vine ripened tomatoes.

This recipe also doubles very well, if you want to make enough for a party.

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  1. Do you use yellow onion? Just looked like there was scallions in the picture

    • I actually use yellow or any sweet onion. The picture showed a yellow onion that I had grown in my garden. The bulb didn’t get very big, because I picked it early (and it is warm here in Phoenix.). But yes, a sweeter onion is perfect for this, since it balances out the acidity of the tomato and the spiciness of the jalapeno.

  2. I love homemade salsa and your blog! I just discovered it via RecipeNewz and am very excited to explore more. I am also a modern Christian homemaker. :)

  3. Your recipe sounds amazing Lessie. I also have a heavy hand with cumin and cilantro. I love the smell of them both and think they add so many layers to a recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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