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A hand dipping chips into our homemade salsa in a white bowl.

Ashley's Homemade Salsa Recipe

  • Author: Homemade Salsa Recipe
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 quarts 1x
  • Category: Dip
  • Method: Stewed
  • Cuisine: Mexican


This restaurant-style Homemade Salsa Recipe is one for the books. It is easy to make and is super delicious. This salsa is a go-to in our house and now it can be the same in yours!


  • 4 ½ Pounds Peeled, cored, and quartered Tomatoes (½ aroma, ½ celebrity or big boy)*
  • ¾ Onion, Chopped
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, peeled
  • ¼ cup jalapeno, chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cumin


  1. Add all ingredients to large pot
  2. Bring to simmer and cook on medium low for 15 minutes
  3. Use Hand Blender to blend
  4. Simmer for another 15 minutes
  5. Allow to cool and serve


  • Blanch tomatoes by dipping in boiling water for 30 seconds to one minute. Remove with metal spoon and allow to cool. The skin should be loose and peelable.
  • We use about ½ Roma Tomatoes and ½ Big Boy, but the kind of tomato is a bit lenient. Use what you have or what you like!
  • Like it spicier? Use more pepper or a hotter pepper. A Habenero is always nice for a hot sauce.
  • We freeze this salsa and it turns out great.

Keywords: Homemade Salsa Recipe