You will love this quick and easy homemade spicy salsa. It’s so fresh and has the perfect amount of heat. Some fresh tomatoes, jalapenos, a yellow onion, and some spices is all you need! Blend it up to create this easy dip! This homemade salsa has no cilantro in it, for those who are not crazy about it. This recipe is perfect to make if you have a lot of fresh tomatoes. Keep reading and I’ll show you how to make homemade hot salsa in less than 10 minutes!
Homemade Hot Salsa FAQs
Cherry tomatoes or regular tomatoes?
This particular time, I actually used cherry tomatoes. However, you can use either one! This recipe is a great way to use up any tomatoes you may have, especially if you have a summertime garden.
How long does homemade salsa last in a mason jar?
So, I will tell you this is a quick recipe. This is not a canning recipe. So, this particular recipe is not preserved and won’t last you several months in a mason jar on your shelf.
How long does homemade salsa stay good in the fridge?
I kept this for about a week. As long as you store it in an airtight container, you should at least be able to keep it that long. However, it’s always gone way quicker than that from my house!
Equipment You Will Need
You will need a large food processor or blender to make this salsa. I used my food processor and I believe it will hold 10 cups. You want it to be plenty big enough. You’ll also need something to store your salsa. I used mason jars, but you could always use any type of airtight container that you have.
Other miscellaneous items include a knife to cut and pit your jalapeños and to slice your tomatoes and onions to fit into the processor!
Ingredients You Will Need
You can use 3 large tomatoes. You could also use cherry tomatoes as well. Probably about 3 cups full. Add more if needed.
I used two jalapeno peppers. I took the seeds out, and it was still spicy. If you like a lot of spice leave the seeds in.
I cut and used one whole yellow onion.
I used a quarter of a cup of lime juice. This adds in an acidic component and freshens up the salsa.
A tablespoon of minced garlic adds in the perfect garlic flavor. I prefer minced garlic over garlic powder, but you can substitute for garlic powder.
Then for seasonings, I used a mix of salt, pepper, cumin, and chili powder.
Step by Step How to Make Homemade Spicy Salsa
Add tomatoes to a large food processor or blender. Blend on high until they are completely emulsified. Then, cut and seed jalapeños and add them and your onion to the blender. Blend on high for a minute until they are completely cut up and mixed in as well.
Add the rest of your ingredients to the blender, including your lime juice, garlic and seasonings. Mix on low until it all comes together. Transfer to a mason jar or an airtight container. Store for up to one week in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
Homemade Spicy Salsa
- Large Food Processor and Blender
- Airtight Container
- Chef's Knife
- Cutting Board
- 3 Large Ripe Tomatoes
- 2 Jalapeños
- 1 Yellow Onion
- 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
- 1/4 cup Lime Juice
- 2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 2 tbsp Cumin
- 1 tbsp Chili Powder
- Add tomatoes to a large food processor or blender. Blend on high until they are completely emulsified. Then, cut and seed jalapeños and add them and your onion to the blender. Blend on high for a minute until they are completely cut up and mixed in as well.
- Add the rest of your ingredients to the blender, including your lime juice, garlic and seasonings. Mix on low until it all comes together. Transfer to a mason jar or an airtight container. Store for up to one week in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
How long will it stay good?This salsa will stay good in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week.
Foamy:The salsa may be a bit foamy immediately after blending. Let it sit for a few minutes and that settle and will go away.
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