Delicious Restaurant-Style DIY Salsa Recipe

By Patricia Rios

Looking for a simple, homemade salsa recipe to spice up your meals? Look no further! This easy-to-follow recipe will have you whipping up delicious salsa in no time.


  • 4 large ripe tomatoes, seeds removed and roughly chopped
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 3 green onions, ends trimmed and chopped
  • ½ red onion, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (adjust for spice preference)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prep Ingredients: Remove seeds from the tomatoes and roughly chop them. Trim and chop green onions and red onion. Prepare cilantro by washing and chopping finely. Juice one lime. If you like it spicy, chop the jalapeno pepper. Mince the garlic.
  2. Combine Ingredients: In a large food processor, add all the prepared ingredients.
  3. Pulse: Pulse the ingredients in quick 1-second bursts until everything is finely chopped. If you prefer a chunkier salsa, pulse fewer times. For a smoother texture, continue pulsing until desired consistency is achieved.
  4. Season: Once chopped, season the salsa with salt and pepper to taste. You can also adjust the flavor by adding more lime juice or sugar if desired.
  5. Rest: Allow the salsa to rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld together.
  6. Serve or Store: Enjoy your homemade salsa with tortilla chips, tacos, or any of your favorite dishes. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7-10 days.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Customize Heat: Adjust the spiciness of the salsa by adding more or fewer jalapeno peppers. For a milder version, substitute jalapenos with canned mild diced green chiles.
  • Flavor Enhancement: Experiment with additional herbs and spices to enhance the flavor. Try adding a pinch of smoked paprika for a smoky kick or some diced mango for a sweet twist.
  • Texture Preference: Tailor the texture of your salsa to your liking. If you prefer a smoother consistency, blend the ingredients for a longer duration. For a chunkier salsa, pulse the ingredients fewer times.
  • Storage: Properly store any leftover salsa in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This will help maintain its freshness for a longer period. Remember to consume within 7-10 days for the best taste.

Now you’re ready to impress your friends and family with your homemade salsa skills! Enjoy the fresh flavors and vibrant colors of this delicious condiment.


Patricia Rios

I have been writing makeup and beauty content for more than ten years. My passion is to uplift you, my reader, to feel better about yourself.

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