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Homemade salsa in a bowl with cilantro in the background
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Homemade Salsa

Homemade salsa is easy to make and so delightfully bright and  flavorful. We've included a few salsa varieties beyond the base recipe, and canning instructions as well!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Salsa
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1/2 small red onion minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 5 medium roma tomatoes quartered
  • 1/2 cup cilantro minced
  • 1 medium jalapeno stem removed and finely minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Place minced red onion into a large bowl. Drizzle with lime juice and let sit while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
  • Add in diced roma tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, and garlic.
  • Stir until well combined. Season with salt to taste.



For Tomatillo Salsa (Green Salsa or Salsa Verde): simply replace the roma tomatoes with husked and quartered tomatillos.

For Roasted Tomato Salsa:
place the roma tomatoes onto a baking sheet and place 6 inches beneath the broiler in your oven. Broil until the skins are blackened, rotating every few minutes. Once skins are blackened, let cool and remove peels. Then proceed with the recipe as written.