Basic Salsa Recipe

This Salsa Recipe is so fresh and easy to make! You only need a few basic ingredients and 10 minutes. Adapt as you like!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 cups of salsa
Calories 44 kcal


  • 3 cans diced tomatoes (10 oz. cans)
  • 1 clove garlic roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro washed {about 1 cup}
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt {or more to taste}
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place sliced tortillas into a large bowl. Drizzle oil over wedges and toss to coat evenly. In a small bowl, stir salt and lime zest together and sprinkle over tortillas. Toss again to coat evenly. Place onto baking sheets in one even layer and bake 5-7 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  2. For the salsa--place all ingredients into a blender or food processor. Pulse a few times until desired texture is reached. Taste, adjust seasonings, and serve with chips.
  3. Store salsa in airtight containers for up to 3 weeks in refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Basic Salsa Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 44
% Daily Value*
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 397mg11%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 25.2mg31%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.