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Salsa Fresca in the blender

Homemade Salsa Fresca in the Blender

Salsa Fresca is fresh salsa made with fresh tomatoes. If you love dipping chips in salsa, you will love this recipe. It is super quick, easy and healthy, too. Great for snacking or topping your favorite taco!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Appetizer, Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine American Southwest, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Servings 3 cups


  • Blender


  • 4 large Roma tomatoes weight is 1.22 lbs or 19.5oz
  • 1 red or green jalapeno pepper stem removed
  • 2 cloves of garlic optional
  • ½ a small white onion peeled
  • 1 handful of cilantro leaves and little bit of the stems
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper optional


  • Roughly chop the tomatoes and place half of them into the blender. Roughly chop the onion and jalapeno and add to blender with the garlic. Then add the remaining chopped tomatoes, the cilantro, salt and black pepper if using. Begin by pulsing the ingredients until they blender gets going – if you’re tomatoes are not ripe enough you’ll need to add a couple of tablespoons of water to get the blades going. Once you have enough liquid at the bottom you can blend at low speed until the salsa is nice and smooth.
  • Taste and if needed add more salt. Pour into a serving container or store in the fridge, covered, until ready to serve. Please notice this salsa won’t keep more than a day or max too in the fridge. It’s really best to enjoy within 30 minutes of blending. Also do note that the longer it sits the darker the red tone will become.


If you don’t want a perfectly smooth salsa like pictured here, you can pulse or use a food processor to achieve a chunkier salsa.
Keyword Fresh Salsa in the blender, Salsa Fresca in the blender, salsa with fresh tomatoes