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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. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Latin
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Florentina


  • 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.