The best homemade salsa recipe! (All you need is a blender!) Printable recipe included!

OH MY SALSA! All you need is a blender, this is the easiest and best recipe EVER!!!! You can even use tomatoes from your pantry OR your garden. This is a keeper!

On Instagram recently, I've been teasing my new FOOLPROOF homemade salsa recipe (given to me by my friend Tiff, who is now a household hero). It's not only out-of-this-WORLD, good (Bubba says it's better than restaurant salsa, which is saying a lot…) but it's embarrassingly easy. All you need is a blender! The original recipe is made from canned tomatoes, but I have been using my abundance of garden tomatoes instead and it's just as easy and delicious.

I have really come to appreciate my garden this year. I've pretty much only gotten an abundance of tomatoes, lettuce, and bell peppers, but even that has been incredible! A great way to eat fresh food and save money at the same time.

Either way, whether you use canned tomatoes or fresh, the ability to whip up a batch of quick salsa without going to the store is the epitome of what glorious Shelf Cooking is all about!

Now onto to The Best Homemade Salsa:

OH MY SALSA! All you need is a blender, this is the easiest and best recipe EVER!!!! You can even use tomatoes from your pantry OR your garden. This is a keeper!

 

Get the FREE recipe printable HERE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 can of whole tomatoes (or I like to eyeball a bunch of tomatoes from my garden)
  • 4 (10 oz) cans of Rotel – (diced tomatoes with green chilies & onions. Doesn't have to be drained, unless you are using fresh tomatoes, in which case I do recommend draining these.)
  • 1 jalapeño (seeded, or leave in a few seeds if you like some kick)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t sugar
  • 1/2 t cumin
  • juice of one lime

Optional: add 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes. It doesn't make it too spicy, just adds a little spice and some deeper flavor.

DIRECTIONS:

  • Pulse ingredients in a blender or food processor until you get the consistency you prefer.
  • Chill, enjoy!
  • Freeze any excess.

(Again, get the printable recipe HERE.)

Easy, right??

Here's a breakdown of how I make it…

First, I gather all the tomatoes from my garden and fridge that need to be used up.

OH MY SALSA! All you need is a blender, this is the easiest and best recipe EVER!!!! You can even use tomatoes from your pantry OR your garden. This is a keeper!

…and gather all the other ingredients.

OH MY SALSA! All you need is a blender, this is the easiest and best recipe EVER!!!! You can even use tomatoes from your pantry OR your garden. This is a keeper!

Toss in a blender or food processor,

OH MY SALSA! All you need is a blender, this is the easiest and best recipe EVER!!!! You can even use tomatoes from your pantry OR your garden. This is a keeper!

Pulse ingredients in a blender or food processor until you get the consistency and chunkiness that you'd like.

OH MY SALSA! All you need is a blender, this is the easiest and best recipe EVER!!!! You can even use tomatoes from your pantry OR your garden. This is a keeper!

We ate what we could, but before it goes bad I divided it into mason jars to freeze to for a later date. Note – If you freeze them in jars opt for the wide-neck jars, or give plenty of space in the narrow neck jars or they WILL break!

Salsa is just one of those things that freezes so nicely! If you don't have the freezer space you can also can the jars so they are shelf-stable. I just didn't have the time to whip out the canner this week. Either way, it's not going to waste, and now we will have “fresh” homemade salsa at our fingertips

TIP: Again, when freezing, be sure to leave enough space in jar or container to allow for expansion.

OH MY SALSA! All you need is a blender, this is the easiest and best recipe EVER!!!! You can even use tomatoes from your pantry OR your garden. This is a keeper!

Hope you enjoy this easy-peasy recipe as much as wen do.

Again, get the FREE recipe printable HERE…and enjoy!

Happy salsa making, XOXO

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Comments

  1. To make it even easier, use four small or two large cans of tomatoes, and one can of HOT Rotel. Then you don’t have to mess with a jalapeño! I make salsa this way all the time- it’s delicious!

  2. Have you try to freeze the excess just in freezer bags? Thinking of making a batch today but it looks like it makes a lot but I would love to have fresh salsa on hand just to throw in a bowl on the weekends! Just discovered you YouTube channel and your blog, I’m now following you on Instagram too! Thanks for the inspiration! @barefootbysea

  3. I have been proud to be apart of the freebs nation before but today…. today I made your super simple, super amazing salsa and all I can say is #gamechanger I went back to store and froze a second batch. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  4. I was really skeptical about the salsa recipe because of so many canned items but oh my goodness it’s delicious! It tastes right out of the restaurant.

  5. I wish we could get Rotel here in Australia, I can’t even think of a substitute. I’d love to meet my own salsa, we go through a lot in our family.

    • I just use diced tomatoes! I rarely use rotel. I just add some extra seasonings and jalapeño for spice.

      • Awesome, thank you! It’s nearly summer here and I’ll definitely be whipping up a few batches of fresh salsa xx

  6. We LOVE this! I want more budget, healthy and vegetarian friendly recipes! Do you find that when you defrost the salsa it separates? Mine does and not sure why? Thanks!

  7. HI! I tried this in my Vitamix; it doesn’t have a pulse feature. I ended up making, what looked like, V8. Do you have any tips on how to keep the consistancy chunkyish?

    • You need a food processor then, or something that can quickly hand-chop! or just blend it for a quick second or two. But every blender should have a pulse feature, check your manual!

  8. Made this last week and the whole family devoured it! My son’s preschool is having a Salsa contest for fundraising. I’m going to enter this one. 🙂

  9. A staple in My home now! Also I have sautéed it to warm it up. Fried up a tortilla and used this salsa for huevos rancheros. #toetouchworthy

  10. I love homemade recipes! I’ve been trying really hard to make food at home and we’ve been saving so much money!

  11. I’m going to buy all the ingredients this weekend and get my kids to help me make it! I find if they help me make food, they’re more likely to try it 🙂

  12. This was really yummy and SO easy to make! It was the perfect snack and we already had everything on hand. Win, win, win!

  13. Best salsa ever!! No lie! We make this way more than I would like to admit because we pretty much just drink it at our house. Thanks for sharing Jordan!

  14. Best salsa ever!! I’ve made it 3 times in the last month and gifted some of it to family and neighbors who all love it too.

  15. WE got a ninja for out wedding 4 years ago and I just found it. Can’t wait to try some salsa!! MY husbsnd is always asking me to make salsa. Not sure why the first 2 words of those sentences are in all caps. It won’t let me change it haha

  16. Thanks for sharing! I used this when i had short notice for company coming and needed snacks. What a lifesaver. Everyone loved it! It made its way into my recipe binder.

  17. My mouth is watering over this salsa… It’s 11:30 at night and if I had all of these ingredients right now I’d be making it!! Tomorrow will have to do!

  18. I’m a salsa fanatic to say the least! I’ll try the recipe for sure and let you know what I think! I also love that it’s made for lazy me and being so simple!

  19. My Guatemalan grandma is seriously know for her salsa, so I though I’d put this to the test with her. She loved it! Thanks for sharing it… she has NEVER passed her recipe out to anyone and won’t until her “dying day” so until then, I have this one to use!! (That sounds way more morbid than intended ha!)

  20. I’ve heard you talk about your salsa for along time, I’m so glad you shared the recipe! We’re a chips and salsa family over here, looking forward to making this, it sounds very easy!!!!

  21. My husband wants to make batches of this salsa from our garden this year and I ain’t complaining! Give me all the chips and salsa

  22. I’ve shared this recipe with so many people and now it’s at every friend gathering I go to! It’s everybody’s favorite! #neverbuyingsalsaagain

  23. Salsa is my kids JAM!
    I’ve mastered some simple salsa recipes but I think I am going to try this one. I never thought of using a can of Rotel for the extra flavor! Also maybe I’ll try it with the fire roasted tomatoes by Great Value. I don’t think you can get them in the large cans but hey anything for a good salsa recipe!!!

  24. This recipe sounds amazing! I’m going to have to try it!! I always see your kiddos enjoying it in tge IG stories so it must be delicous!!

  25. I wish I would’ve known you had thidnon your blog last week when I made the worst batch of salsa ever and embarrassingly brought it to a gathering hoping no one would notice haha this sounds great and super easy!!!!!

  26. We are salsa and chips junkies and this really tastes so amazing!! I love that it takes no time to make and because it’s fresh it’s a whole new flavor then canned…

  27. I LOVE salsa! Im kind of a snob because I love “fresh” salsa not store bought. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  28. Yum!!! I’m going to try this ASAP! Looks really similar to Puoneer Woman’s recipe that I ❤️❤️❤️. Chips and salsa are my favorite snack ever!

  29. I tired this salsa 2 days ago. And it was a hit!! My husbands very picky when it comes to salsa and he loved it!! Next time I will add the seeds and pepper flakes to make it extra spicy for him. Thanks so much for all the awesome tips and tricks you share.

  30. I’ve made this recipe three times since finding it a few weeks ago and I love it! I love that it makes so much I always have a jar to give away.

  31. Ive made this salsa so much and it has saved me so much on chili’s salsa! YAY! I’ve probably come to this page about 20 times when I’m at the store for ingredients, making it, printing it out for a friend. It’s the best!

  32. Hi Jordan, I’m from the UK. What size can of tomatoes is that? our standard size cans are 400g which is about 14oz US so no idea how much tomatoes to add and I love me some salsa!

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