Whether using fresh tomatoes from your garden or canned tomatoes, this easy homemade salsa recipe is a must try!
I make a double batch every year when all of my tomatoes are ready from my garden and can them.
But, we always go through it quickly and I end up making a batch in the winter using canned tomatoes.
I use my food processor and pulse the ingredients to make this salsa even easier.
How to Make Fresh and Easy Homemade Salsa
It’s simply tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, salt, and pepper.
If you are using fresh tomatoes, I find that if you cut them in half and squeeze some of the water and seeds out that it makes for a thicker salsa and not so watery.
I do not use the seeds from the jalapeno because my kids devour this salsa at a rate faster than you would believe, but feel free to leave some seeds in if you prefer spicy.
Honestly, I prefer to eat this fresh, but I can it in a hot water bath for 20 minutes so we can enjoy it for months.
It processes for 20 minutes if you chose to can it in jars.
This recipe will fill 3 pint size jars or 6 half pint jars with homemade salsa.
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Fresh and Easy Homemade Salsa
A fresh and delicious tried and true salsa recipe!
- 4 cups crushed or pureed tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cups finely diced or pureed onions
- 2 finely diced jalapenos (no seeds)
- 1 cup diced cilantro
- 3 Tbsps lime juice
- 1 Tbsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic finely minced
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
Serve fresh just like this or if canning, divide into jars and process in a hot water canner for 20 minutes.
Hint: If using fresh tomatoes, cut them in half and squeeze slightly over a bowl to get rid of some of the water and seeds before pureeing or dicing them. This will make your salsa thicker and not watery.