Go Back
+ servings

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
Keyword fresh salsa recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 cups of salsa
Calories 44kcal


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Store salsa in airtight containers for up to 3 weeks in refrigerator.


Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 397mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 25.2mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2.1mg