Best Salsa Recipe Ready in 10 minutes (Step-by-step Recipe)

by Rachna

Salsa is one of my favourite dips. Made with a few simple ingredients, it is incredibly tasty and super fresh, not to mention so very easy to make. I serve it regularly with my homemade nachos, which are so simple to rustle. Next time try this salsa recipe with nachos.

easy salsa recipe

Here’s the easy homemade salsa recipe:

easy salsa recipe

Best Salsa Recipe (Step-by-step)

This is my best salsa recipe that tastes amazing and is so simple to make at home. You will never buy store-bought salsa again. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dip | Accompaniment
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 people
Calories 19 kcal


  • 4 Tomatoes ripe
  • 1-2 jalapenos or spicy green chillies
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 4-5 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. cilantro or coriander leaves
  • salt to taste


  • Char the tomatoes on stove till the skin turns black. Peel and cut into pieces.
  • If you can oven roast the garlic and onion as well. Else, I used fresh garlic and onion chopped.
  • Chop jalapenos. If you prefer lower heat, take out the seeds before chopping and also use just 1 or ½ jalapenos. I used spicy green chillies as I had run out of fresh jalapenos.
  • Chop cilantro.
  • Now blend together tomatoes, onion, garlic and chillies so that some chunky bits still remain.
  • Add salt and lemon juice to taste. Taste and adjust seasoning and serve immediately.


1.Charring the tomatoes adds a nice, smoky flavour to the salsa. And on gas it hardly takes any time. You could quickly grill tomatoes or even boil them.
2. For the best flavour, get smoky canned tomatoes especially Italian ones like roma tomatoes. Those have a delicious taste and a very red colour.
3.Do not use raw tomatoes. If not charred, at least boil them for a couple of minutes and peel the skin before chopping.
4. Don’t completely blend the ingredients or you will end up with a tomato chutney.
5. This tomato salsa must be immediately consumed.
6. If you wish to store it for a day or two longer, then just blend the ingredients but don’t add lemon juice and salt. Add those just before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Best Salsa Recipe (Step-by-step)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 19
% Daily Value*
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 177mg5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Vitamin C 13.1mg16%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Isn’t this the best salsa recipe with such an easy method?

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Best salsa recipe

Char the tomatoes and peel them.

easy salsa recipe

Cut tomatoes into large pieces. Add garlic, jalapenos, chopped onion and cilantro and blend for very little time till everything is broken into smaller pieces but not till smooth.

Add fresh lemon juice and salt. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Best salsa recipe

This delightful tomato salsa recipe is so much better and lower on salt than the store-bought one. It is ready in under 10 minutes and is a perfect dip for your nachos or to be used in burritos and other wraps.

Do try it out and let me know how you liked this easy salsa recipe.

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Sonia Chatterjee -

I remember your post on Nachos. Now a post on salsa just makes the combo awesome. Will definitely try this out very soon because it looks quite uncomplicated to make.

Reema Dsouza -

This looks yummy! Will try it out some time.

Soumya -

Oh yum! I’ll be trying this soon, I’m getting tired of only having this outside.

Kalpana Solsi -

I wanted salsa recipe and got it. This seems very easy and I will try it.

Shilpa Garg -

That’s an easy-peasy salsa recipe. I love the smoky flavour of tomatoes, will try your recipe soon!

Kaddu -

This does sound easy enough to try. Will try both salsa and nachos after the AtoZ. Will let you know how things go! 😀
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Shalini R -

Mouth=watering, literally! I will try your smoky version soon.


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