An easy and healthy homemade salsa recipe + Video, restaurant style. Made with canned fire roasted or San Marzano tomatoes, fresh cilantro, red and green onion, a touch of cumin for that Latin flavor and a good dash of smoked paprika.
Today I have a quick post on how to make the best homemade salsa, better than your favorite Mexican restaurant! Because let’s be honest: nobody can do it better than you!
Important things to remember:
- Make sure your tomatoes are chilled before starting or refrigerate the salsa for a couple of hours after you mix everything together.
- Use a food processor like this (<-amazon affiliate) not a blender. Blending it just a second too much will turn it into a sort of smoothie, so proceed with caution 😉
- Take it easy with the cumin! Start with a little bit and add more after tasting the final salsa as this little spice can be pungent and a little bit goes a long way.
- If you like your salsa on the chunky side make sure to drain the tomatoes before proceeding.
- Be mindful of the jalapeño. If you like your salsa mild start with half, if you like it spicy then add one or even more jalapeños.
- Taste and adjust seasonings 11 times and enjoy!
Healthy Homemade Salsa Recipe
The best, easy and healthy homemade salsa made with canned fire roasted or San Marzano tomatoes, fresh cilantro, red and green onion, a touch of cumin for that Latin flavor and a good dash of smoked paprika.Print Recipe
- 28 oz canned fire roasted or San Marzano tomatoes -whole
- 1/2 small red onion -sliced orcut into chunks
- 2 green onions (scallions) -cut into 1 inch pieces
- 2 cloves garlic -grated
- 3/4 c fresh cilantro leaves + more to taste
- 1 jalapeño
- 1 lime -juiced
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt + more to taste
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika + more as desired
- Add the red onion, scallions, garlic and jalapeño to the bowl of a food processor. Give it a buzz or two until chopped.
- Add the tomatoes without juices, spices and cilantro on top and pour in the lime juice.
- Very carefully press the pulse button a few quick times making sure you don’t over chop the salsa.
- Transfer to a bowl and taste seasonings. Add more lime and sea salt if desired. At this point you can add the reserved tomatoes juices if you are wanting a thinner consistency. If you want it even smokier make sure to add a little bit more smoked paprika and mix well.
Servings: 6 people