Having a Mexican fiesta? Need to kick up the wow and yum factor a little bit? Might I suggest this 7-minute homemade salsa recipe?
Making fabulous homemade salsa is so ridiculously fast, easy, and so tasty you’ll never want to use store-bought salsa again.
Luke and I are a bit unconventional sometimes. We had a very small private ceremony when we were married, with just our immediate families were present. After the ceremony, where did we have dinner with our family? You better believe it—at our favorite Mexican restaurant of course!
When we’re on the road with the kids, we frequently stop at Mexican restaurants (1) because we all love Mexican food and (2) because it’s usually easy to find gluten-free food options. (We even have a secret Mexican restaurant review blog! It’s not been made public because it’s not at all presentable as of yet.) Out of all the Mexican restaurants I’ve been to (and I’ve been to a lot), I’ve not often found salsa I enjoy as much as this easy recipe.
So when you’re making the Mexican at home, don’t skip the homemade salsa. You’ll wow your company, wow your spouse, and wow your kids. With just 5 ingredients, and 7 minutes, it’s worth the small extra effort. This fresh salsa will rival even your favorite Mexican restaurant’s salsa.
Homemade Salsa Recipe
- Canned or fresh tomatoes
- Garlic (optional)
- Put your jalapenos, onions, and cilantro in the food processor and finely chop. Add the rest of your ingredients and whiz around in your food processor to mix.
You'll notice I don't have amounts on any of the ingredients. There are a few reasons for this. 1) Some jalapenos are super hot and some hardly have any heat. Start off with one and if it needs more heat add some more. If it's too hot, then add more tomatoes to cut the heat. 2) There is really no right amount as far as ingredients go. Taste it, if it isn't quite right add some more of something else.
This salsa is so easy, you can whip it up in just 7 minutes. Just do it. You’ll be so glad you took the extra 7 minutes to do make this salsa instead of opening a jar.
Be sure to try this salsa on some of my favorite grain-free Mexican recipes: