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Easy Homemade Salsa made with canned tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, green chilies, green onions, and salt. This is quick homemade salsa and can be made in a blender in 5 minutes!

Easy Homemade Salsa made with tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, green chilies, green onions, and salt. This is the quickest homemade salsa and can be made in a blender in 5 minutes!

This homemade salsa is a recipe you need to have in your back pocket. It is a fresh salsa recipe that is quick and easy and can be whipped up in no time. Need to feed some hungry teenagers? Feed them chips and salsa. Need a quick and easy appetizer? The answer is chips and salsa. 

My husband, Dean, is our homemade fresh salsa guy. He makes it at least once a week and delivers it to his friends or the youth in our church. His Restaurant-Style Salsa Recipe made with fresh roma tomatoes can be found here and everyone loves it.

There are a few differences since his recipe calls for fresh tomatoes and this tomato salsa recipe simplifies things by using canned tomatoes. This blender salsa is made with canned tomatoes which are so nice because it is a pantry staple.

Also, you always know what you are going to get. The canned tomatoes are picked at their peak ripeness so you ensure red, juicy tomatoes. I love the simplicity of using canned tomatoes.

Easy Homemade Salsa made with tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, green chilies, green onions, and salt. This is the quickest homemade salsa and can be made in a blender in 5 minutes!

What ingredients are in Homemade Salsa?

  • Canned Tomatoes: I suggest using canned tomatoes with no additives such as herbs an spices.
  • Cilantro: I like to remove as many stems as possible and just throw the cilantro leaves into the blender. This adds so much freshness to this easy salsa recipe!
  • Jalapeno: This adds the perfect amount of heat and spice to the salsa. If you want a less spicy salsa, I suggest removing the seeds and membrane in the center of the jalapeno.
  • Diced Green Chilies: These green chilies add flavor without a lot of heat. You can buy them in mild or hot.
  • White or Green Onions: By using sliced green onions, you get flavor without being as overpowering as a white or yellow onion.
  • Chopped Roma Tomato: By using freshly diced roma tomatoes, it adds more fresh flavor to the salsa and also adds some chunks.
  • Salt: Make sure to generously salt the salsa to bring out the flavors of the ingredients.

How to make Easy Blender Salsa:

This is such an easy homemade salsa recipe!

All you do to make this homemade blender salsa is to throw a can of whole or diced canned tomatoes, fresh cilantro leaves, and jalapeno in a blender and blend it for several seconds until it is pureed.

Then pour the easy homemade salsa into a bowl and add a can of diced green chilies, sliced green onions, and 1-2 diced tomatoes to add a little chunkiness. Salt to taste is an important step because you need to add enough salt to bring out the flavor of the salsa.

If you think the salsa is lacking flavor, add more salt.

What type of tomatoes should I use in homemade Salsa?

When making homemade salsa, we reach for fresh roma tomatoes. They are the perfect balance of firmness and flavor.

When we make this easy homemade salsa, we use a combination of canned tomatoes and diced fresh roma tomatoes to give it some chunkiness and fresh flavor. Using canned tomatoes in salsa gives it a consistent flavor because they usually always taste the same. You can make this homemade salsa with rotel tomatoes which has a lot of flavor due to the chiles and cilantro.

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I love to use my

Vitamix blender

 to make this salsa because it literally takes 5-10 seconds to whip it all together. It is so high-powered. But any blender or even food processor will work! 

Easy Homemade Salsa made with tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, green chilies, green onions, and salt. This is the quickest homemade salsa and can be made in a blender in 5 minutes!

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Easy 5-Minute Blender Salsa

By: Modern Honey® – www.modernhoney.com
Easy Homemade Salsa made with tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, green chilies, green onions, and salt. This is the quickest homemade salsa and can be made in a blender in 5 minutes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients  

  • (1) 26-ounce can Whole or Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 bunch Cilantro Leaves (stems chopped off)
  • 1 small Jalapeno (or 1/2 jalapeño for less heat)
  • 6 Green Onions (sliced)
  • 4 ounce can Diced Green Chiles
  • 1 to 2 Fresh Roma Tomatoes (diced)
  • 1-2 teaspoons Salt

Instructions 

  • Add whole canned tomatoes, cilantro leaves, and jalapeno into a blender. Blend until pureed. You don't want to overmix or the salsa will become foamy.
  • Pour into a large bowl. Add sliced green onions, diced green chiles, diced fresh roma tomatoes, and salt to taste. Add more salt if needed.
  • Serve with chips at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 10kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 393mg, Potassium: 106mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 343IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 10
Keyword: 5-minute blender salsa, blender salsa, easy salsa, quick salsa, vitamix salsa
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  1. 5 stars
    I had company show up unexpectedly and I luckily had tortilla chips on hand….I whipped this salsa up in about 2 minutes and my company couldn’t get enough. It is the best!