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Homemade Restaurant Salsa Air Fryer

Restaurant Salsa Recipe Air Fryer

Delicious homemade Mexican salsa just like your favorite restaurant only better, it's fresh! It is so easy to make salsa bursting with Latin flavors with tomatoes and chiles at home in your air fryer. It is perfect for eating with chips or for topping all of your favorite Mexican dishes!
Servings 2 cups


  • 4 large Roma tomatoes best when they’re soft and ripe*
  • 1 large jalapeño pepper**
  • ¼ of a medium-small white onion peeled
  • 1 large clove of garlic peeled
  • handful of cilantro leaves
  • pinch of salt adjust to taste


  • Thoroughly rinse the tomatoes, jalapeño, and cilantro and pat them dry. Arrange the tomatoes, jalapeño, onion and garlic in your air fryer tray. Set the temperature to 390F and set time to 10 minutes. At the 5 minute mark open the air fryer and carefully flip the ingredients. Once timer goes off, very carefully remove the tomatoes and garlic and set either in your serving bowl or on a plate.
  • Leave the jalapeño and onion in the basket and set the temperature to 390F and 3 minutes. This is to help them both soften more. When cooked allow to cool slightly. Place the jalapeño, onion, garlic clove and salt in a food processor and pulse for a few minutes until you end up with smallish chunks. Next add the cilantro and tomatoes and again pulse until you have a slightly chunky salsa – you can make it as smooth or chunky as you’d like.
  • Serve with baked corn chips or as desired. Enjoy!


* Salsa tastes best when you use softer, ripe tomatoes. If you use hard or unripe ones it won’t taste as good and also won’t yield as much salsa.
** For a milder salsa use a small jalapeño and make sure to remove the seeds and veins – you can do this by slicing it in half (lenghtwise) before putting in the air fryer.
*** For those that don’t own an air fryer you can also put the ingredients under the oven broiler until charred.
You’ll notice that when made under the broiler the ingredients will have blacked or charred, but you won’t see that result with an air fryer. Also the broiler salsa will have little specs of the blackened veggies, you could peel before putting in the food processor if you’d like, or leave them for extra flavor.
(The baked corn crackers/chips used in the photos are these https://www.amazon.com/Salmas-Horneadas-Baked-Corned-Tostadas/dp/B07BVF2PNF?ref_=ast_bbp_dp )