Fresh Tomato Blender Salsa

Learn how to make blender salsa with fresh tomatoes! This recipe is so much better than store-bought and takes only 5 minutes to make. We love to serve it up as a party appetizer with chips or to pair it with homemade tacos or taco salad! It’s zesty, mild in spiciness, and full of flavor.

Fresh tomato blender salsa in a small bowl on a plate with tortilla chips. The salsa has cilantro chopped on top and surrounding the plate is lime slices.

For years I’ve always purchased store-bought salsa until I realized how easy it is to make at home and how much more fresh the flavor is! This homemade salsa also requires no dicing or chopping, just a blender (or even a food processor!) to make the preparation really easy and quick.

This simple salsa is something I make quite often to keep on hand for chip dipping, or to top on our favorite weeknight tacos (or even breakfast tacos!). It’s made with fresh ingredients and the flavor is zesty, slightly garlic-y, and just so good. Whichever way you fancy serving it, I’m certain you’ll love how tasty it is and him easy it is!

Ingredients – What You Need

Ingredients for fresh tomato blender salsa arranged on a wooden background with the words of the ingredients labeled next to them.

Tomatoes – fresh tomatoes are a must – no canned tomatoes, please! I love using cherry tomatoes because of how sweet they are and easy to pop in the blender without chopping.
Cilantro – Skip the dried cilantro and use fresh for lots of flavor!
Onion – I like using red onion because the flavor is sweeter and a bit mild than regular onions. But if you like, you can use white onion instead.
Garlic – I like using fresh garlic for salsa because of the flavor and nutritional value, but you can also opt for garlic powder to save time too!
Cumin – to add some seasoning to the flavors!
Lime – fresh lime juice for some brightness!
Jalapeno pepper – to add some heat. For this recipe, I used half of a small pepper, but you can of course add more or less heat!

How to Make Blender Salsa

Step 1 – First, roughly chop the onions and jalapeno. Then add everything to a blender or food processor container.

Step 2 – pulse until the ingredients come together and aren’t quite smooth, but a little chunky. Season with salt to taste until the flavor is just right, then pour into a bowl and serve!

Ingredients for fresh tomato blender salsa in a blender container on a wooden background.

Tips for Success

Best tomatoes for salsa – I prefer using cherry tomatoes or Roma/plum tomatoes because they’re sweet and don’t have much liquid in them. Any tomato that is super large will make your salsa pretty liquidy! If you do use larger tomatoes just remove some of the inner parts to keep the liquid down.

Adjust the heat to your liking – if you prefer mildly spicy salsa, use half of a small jalapeno or 1/3 to 1/4 of a large one. If you prefer more heat, you can do one whole small jalapeno or 2/3 of a large one. And remember, the more seeds in the salsa the hotter it will be!

How to store leftover salsa – the best way to keep leftover salsa fresh is to keep it refrigerated in a mason jar with a tight lid, or in a glass airtight container! Leftovers will last about 5-7 days.

Fresh tomato blender salsa in a small bowl on a plate with tortilla chips. The salsa has cilantro chopped on top and surrounding the plate is lime slices.

Our favorite ways to serve up this salsa

This salsa shines all on its own by just serving with some quality tortilla chips! But if you want to add it to a dish, we love serving it in this vegetarian taco salad, with sweet potato nachos, or on these Mahi Mahi fish tacos.

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Fresh tomato blender salsa in a small bowl on a plate with tortilla chips. The salsa has cilantro chopped on top and surrounding the plate is lime slices.

Fresh Tomato Blender Salsa

Learn how to make blender salsa with fresh tomatoes! This recipe is by far better than store-bought and takes only 5 minutes to make. We love to serve it up as a party appetizer with chips or to pair it with homemade tacos or taco salad! It's zesty, mild in spiciness, and full of flavor.

Servings 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 mins

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Tags: blender salsa, fresh tomato blender salsa, fresh tomato salsa
Freezer Friendly: Yes
Calories: 15 kcal
Author: Bethany Kramer

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes can also use Roma or plum tomatoes too
  • 1/2 small red onion or 1/4 of a large red onion
  • 1/2 small jalapeno pepper or 1/4 of a large pepper (seeds removed unless you like it spicy)
  • 1-2 limes, juiced (or roughly 1-2 Tablespoons of juice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 large garlic clove or two small garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Make the salsa: In a large blender container (or food processor) add all of the salsa ingredients with a pinch of salt. Rather than blend, pulse the blender until the ingredients come together and form a salsa – try not to blend it too long because you still want some texture in the salsa.

  2. Serve: Then pour into a serving bowl, season with salt to taste until the flavor is just right, then serve with additional chopped cilantro over top. Enjoy!

Notes

How to store leftover salsa – the best way to keep leftover salsa fresh is to keep it refrigerated in a mason jar with a tight lid, or in a glass airtight container! Leftovers will last about 5-7 days.

Nutrition Facts
Fresh Tomato Blender Salsa
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 15 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.2g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 3.6mg0%
Potassium 3mg0%
Carbohydrates 3.4g1%
Fiber 0.8g3%
Sugar 1.7g2%
Protein 0.6g1%
Vitamin A 3IU0%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bethany Kramer

Bethany Kramer is a home cook, recipe developer, and dog mom. She found a deep love for food and nutrition after learning to cook from her mom at eight years old. Since then she’s been developing and sharing recipes from her own kitchen that are bold in flavor and nourishing to the body!

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