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homemade salsa in a bowl surrounded by tortilla chips on a wooden block with jalapeno and cilantro to the side

Homemade Salsa Recipe (Restaurant Style)

This restaurant style homemade salsa recipe can be made easily in your food processor or blender in 5 minutes! The flavors are fresh and delicious! You will never buy store bought salsa again!
Course Appetizer, Low Carb, Salsa, Sauce, seasoning
Cuisine Mexican, Paleo, Whole 30
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 16kcal


  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes with chilies
  • ½ onion roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic chopped or 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeño seeded
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • medium sized handful of fresh cilantro washed
  • juice of one lime
  • salt to taste


  • In a food processor or blender, add: 14 oz can diced tomatoes, 10 oz can diced tomatoes with chilies, ½ onion roughly chopped, 1 garlic clove, 1 jalapeno, 1 teaspoon honey, ¼ teaspoon cumin, large handful of cilantro, juice of 1 lime, and salt to taste.
  • Pulse until smooth.



Note: If you want it mild, substitute one small bell pepper for a jalapeño.  
Note:  If you want it hotter add one more jalapeño or add a serrano pepper.


Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 8.5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.7mg