Fresh Healthy Homemade Salsa Recipe

Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: less than 10 minutes, better if left to sit 30 minutes
Makes about 4 cups


  • 1 large clove garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • 1 small white onion, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 1 large handful fresh cilantro (about 1 cup loosely packed)
  • 1 small jalapeño, stemmed and seeded depending on your heat preference (omit for a very mild salsa)
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime zest (zest the lime before you juice it)
  • the juice of 2 small limes (about 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 14-ounce cans or boxes of diced tomatoes (look for no sugar added), OR, 3 cups roughly chopped fresh tomatoes

Method: Add all of the ingredients except the tomatoes to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse 10-15 times to roughly chop all ingredients; if using a blender blend on low for 5-10 seconds. Scape down the sides.