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The Best Homemade Salsa

Fresh homemade salsa made with simple ingredients that’s better than store-bought. It only takes 5 minutes to make and can be used for dipping or as a topping. Keto, Whole30, Paleo, and Gluten-Free. 

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 20 servings (5 cups) 1x


  • 3 ripe tomatoes, cored and quartered
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 onion, quartered
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 jalapeñochopped (seeds removed, optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse in 2-second bursts until all ingredients are finely chopped. Pulse until desired consistency. 
  2. Serve with sliced veggies, tortilla chips, or pork rinds. 
  3. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


  • Salsa always tastes best after it’s been refrigerated for a few hours. If time allows, I recommend letting the flavors marinate together before serving. 
  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer/Sauce
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free

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