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You can have restaurant quality salsa in no time with this amazing Homemade Salsa recipe. It’s refreshing, colorful and bursting with flavor. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com
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Homemade Salsa

Prep Time 1 hour
Servings 6 cups


  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cans (10 ounces, each) Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chiles), drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small jalapeno, (remove seeds), chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (measure first, then chop)
  • juice from 1/2 a lime


  • Pour the canned tomatoes, rotel, onion, garlic, jalapeno, sugar, salt, cumin, cilantro and lime juice in a blender OR a food processor.
  • Pulse 8 to 11 times, depending on how chunky you like your salsa. (I like chunkier salsa so I pulse mine about 8 times.)
  • Pour salsa into a large bowl or container. Cover. Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour (the longer it sits the better) to chill and let all the flavors blend together. Serve with tortilla chips.