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Homemade Fresh Salsa

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  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 9 roma tomatoes, cut into quarters and seeds removed (It’s iimportant to remove the seeds or your salsa will end up having too much liquid)
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro, washed, patted dry and removed from stems
  • Optional but recommended: 1/2 a jalapeño, sliced lengthwise, seeded and chopped finely (use gloves when working with hot peppers!) You can adjust the amount depending on your taste.
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To whip this salsa up super fast, I like to use my food processor but if you prefer you can also chop everything by hand. Either way is fine!

To make using a food processor:

  1. Add garlic to the processor and pulse a couple times to chop finely.
  2. Add red onion and pulse a couple times until you have small pieces, but not pureed. You want little chunks.
  3. Add cilantro, salt, pepper, cumin, lime juice and jalapeño. Pulse a couple times until the cilantro is chopped up fine with the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Using a spatula, scrape down the sides of the food processor. Add the tomatoes and pulse 4-5 times until they are roughly chopped and in chunks. You may have to open up the processor and move the tomatoes around a bit to make sure they all get evenly chopped. Don’t overdo the pulsing though or you will end up with a sauce… which is ok if that’s what you’re going for… but today we’re making salsa! ?❤️
  5. Pour the contents of the processor into an airtight container and allow to chill for at least 20 min. This gives the ingredients a chance to combine and give you the ultimate deliciousness!
  6. Serve with tortilla chips, in tacos, burritos or anything else you might enjoy!


To make Without a food processor: Chop ingredients and combine everything. Basically do everything the same order as outlined above, but by hand. 🙂

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 min to chill
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Mexican