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Easy Salsa Recipe

Perfect for Taco Tuesday this easy salsa recipe can be made hot or mild and is done in 5 minutes!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword salsa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 4kcal
Author Dorothy Kern


  • 1 28 ounce (793g) can can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1/2 white or yellow onion about 1 cup or 128g
  • 1 large jalapeños or 2 medium, see note
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 handful cilantro about 12g


  • Place tomatoes, garlic, onion, and jalapeno in blender jar. Pulse until roughly chopped.
  • Add the spices and cilantro and blend (pulsing) until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.



Note on jalapeño: this creates how spicy it is. If you like mild salsa, be sure to clean out the ribs and seeds and discard them. If you're unsure how much jalapeño (or the seeds) to use, start with a smaller amount then taste the finished product and add more as desired. Want it spicy? Add more!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 4kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 11mg | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg