Easy Homemade Salsa

Easy Homemade Salsa is a fantastic, quick and easy hot sauce to make. If you love chips and salsa or anything Tex-Mex, you will love this excellent recipe. All you do is put the ingredients in a blender, then after pulsing a few times the salsa is done! This five-ingredient recipe uses whole canned tomatoes, cilantro, diced onion, garlic salt, and a jalapeno pepper. That’s it!

When John was teaching a Sunday school class at a church in Cedar Hill in the 2000s, one of the gals in our class made this marvelous “Hot Sauce” every time we had a Tex-Mex potluck–which was often. I finally asked Mylia for the recipe and she told me, “It’s so easy!”

I’ve had this Easy Homemade Salsa in my book over five years and I’ve finally gotten around to making it myself. Mylia was right. This recipe E-A-S-Y. You can adjust the amounts to suit yourself. If you want a hotter sauce, then add more jalapeno peppers when you blend it. I actually used the chopper option on my immersion blender and it worked fine, but a Vitamix or other blender will work just as well.

If you enjoy salsa recipes you may also like my Chunky Homemade SalsaPioneer Woman’s Restaurant-Style Salsa or even my Mango Salsa. No matter what you call it–whether hot sauce or salsa–if you like hot, spicy appetizers, any of these recipes do the trick.

I took a batch of Mylia’s Easy Homemade Salsa to our Sunday school class’s Build Your Own Taco party last Sunday night and it got cleaned out pretty quickly. I loved the taste of this recipe–and everybody else did too. If you’re looking for a splendid salsa-type recipe to serve on the side with quesadillas, breakfast burritos, tortilla chips or any other Tex-Mex recipe then give this amazing Easy Homemade Salsa recipe a try. You’ll be licking your lips in no time…..so will everyone else!

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Easy Homemade Salsa is a fantastic appetizer to make for any holiday party, backyard barbecue or any time you’re serving Tex-Mex.

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Serve the salsa with tortilla chips for a quick and easy side dish for any potluck.

Easy Homemade Salsa | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This incredibly delicious and easy 5-ingredient #salsa is terrific for any party. It's always a hit with everyone! #appetizer #TexMex #vegan #glutenfree

Easy Homemade Salsa is a great appetizer for tailgating parties too.

 

Here’s what I did.

Easy Homemade Salsa | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This incredibly delicious and easy 5-ingredient #salsa is terrific for any party. It's always a hit with everyone! #appetizer #TexMex #vegan #glutenfree

There are only 5-ingredients in this recipe.

Easy Homemade Salsa | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This incredibly delicious and easy 5-ingredient #salsa is terrific for any party. It's always a hit with everyone! #appetizer #TexMex #vegan #glutenfree

Place onions and jalapeno slices in your blender. I used the chopper option on my emulsion blender.

Easy Homemade Salsa | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This incredibly delicious and easy 5-ingredient #salsa is terrific for any party. It's always a hit with everyone! #appetizer #TexMex #vegan #glutenfree

Add cilantro and garlic salt.

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Add canned whole, peeled tomatoes and their juice.

Easy Homemade Salsa | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This incredibly delicious and easy 5-ingredient #salsa is terrific for any party. It's always a hit with everyone! #appetizer #TexMex #vegan #glutenfree

Process for about 5-10 seconds.

Easy Homemade Salsa | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This incredibly delicious and easy 5-ingredient #salsa is terrific for any party. It's always a hit with everyone! #appetizer #TexMex #vegan #glutenfree

You can serve this salsa as a side with any Tex-Mex entree. 

Easy Homemade Salsa | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This incredibly delicious and easy 5-ingredient #salsa is terrific for any party. It's always a hit with everyone! #appetizer #TexMex #vegan #glutenfree

If you like your salsa with more heat, simply add more jalapeno pepper. I stopped at one, but the recipe calls for one or two depending on what you like.

Easy Homemade Salsa | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This incredibly delicious and easy 5-ingredient #salsa is terrific for any party. It's always a hit with everyone! #appetizer #TexMex #vegan #glutenfree

Here’s a close up of the salsa.

Easy Homemade Salsa | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This incredibly delicious and easy 5-ingredient #salsa is terrific for any party. It's always a hit with everyone! #appetizer #TexMex #vegan #glutenfree

Easy Homemade Salsa is the perfect appetizer to make when you don’t have a lot of time on your hands. This recipe only takes about 5 minutes to make!

 

Here’s the recipe.

EASY HOMEMADE SALSA

(Recipe adapted from Mylia Roan, when we attended Hillcrest Baptist Church, Cedar Hill, TX)

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Quick and easy 5-ingredient recipe for salsa. This one uses canned tomatoes, onion, jalapeno pepper, cilantro and garlic salt. It's the perfect appetizer when you're short on time. Perfect accompaniment for any Tex-Mex dish. Great appetizer for any party.
Easy Homemade Salsa | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This incredibly delicious and easy 5-ingredient #salsa is terrific for any party. It's always a hit with everyone! #appetizer #TexMex #vegan #glutenfree
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Easy Homemade Salsa | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This incredibly delicious and easy 5-ingredient #salsa is terrific for any party. It's always a hit with everyone! #appetizer #TexMex #vegan #glutenfree
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in blender and mix for a very short time—only until all the ingredients have been combined.
  2. Taste and then add anything as needed.
  3. Makes about 2 quarts salsa.
Recipe Notes

Number one rule: it is always easier to add to than to take away! All amounts of ingredients depend on taste.

NOTE: Start with one seeded jalapeno pepper. If you want more heat, add additional jalapeno.  (Start with half and continue adding as desired). If you really like extremely HOT salsa, leave some of the seeds in the mixture.

[b]Hot Sauce[/b]
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Mylia Roan, when we attended Hillcrest Baptist Church, Cedar Hill, TX
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 25
Quick and easy 5-ingredient recipe for Hot Sauce. This one uses canned tomatoes, onion, jalapeno pepper, cilantro and garlic salt.
Ingredients
  • 2 29-oz. cans of whole peeled tomatoes including juice
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, sliced, and seeds removed
  • ½ bunch of cilantro
  • ½ to ¾ tsp. garlic salt, or more to taste
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in blender and mix for a very short time—only until all the ingredients have been combined.
  2. Taste and then add anything as needed.
  3. Makes about 2 quarts hot sauce.
Notes
[u]Number one rule[/u]: it is always easier to add to than to take away! All amounts of ingredients depend on taste.

Easy Homemade Salsa | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This incredibly delicious and easy 5-ingredient #salsa is terrific for any party. It's always a hit with everyone! #appetizer #TexMex #vegan #glutenfree

Mylia always referred to this as Hot Sauce, but it’s really more like salsa.

Easy Homemade Salsa | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This incredibly delicious and easy 5-ingredient #salsa is terrific for any party. It's always a hit with everyone! #appetizer #TexMex #vegan #glutenfree

The combination of flavors in this Easy Homemade Salsa is sensational. 

Easy Homemade Salsa | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This incredibly delicious and easy 5-ingredient #salsa is terrific for any party. It's always a hit with everyone! #appetizer #TexMex #vegan #glutenfree

Every mouthful is so delectable. You will love serving this amazing salsa recipe anytime you have company.

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