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5 Minute Homemade Salsa

Yesterday, I made this 5 Minute Homemade Salsa! It was so easy to make & it taste just like restaurant style salsa!

I used fresh tomatoes, limes, cilantro, onions, poblanos, garlic, and a little tomato paste. I threw it all in my Ninja Food Processor and in less than 5 minutes it was ready to devour!

5 Minute Homemade Salsa

I used one large tomato as well as some cherry tomatoes, because that’s what I had on hand. Start by removing any stems (tomato & poblano) and seeds (from the poblano). Next, dice your onion. The cilantro can be left as is, the stems are fully edible and good for you too!

Now, If you have the time and supplies – I highly recommend roasting your tomatoes and peppers via the grill or oven. I had a few extra minutes so, I lined a pan with foil and sprayed it with cooking spray allowing my tomatoes and Poblanos to roast for about 10 minutes.

This step is totally optional and you can easily go straight to blending your salsa if you’d rather. Either way will yield delicious restaurant style salsa every time!

Place the tomatoes, onion slices, cilantro, poblanos, crushed garlic, and tomato paste right into the food processor! Squeeze your lime right on top of the other ingredients, getting as much juice as you can out of it and then discarding the rind. Place the lid on tight and blend away.

You can also add salt, black pepper, and white sugar to taste. I used about a dash of each.

Once your salsa is mixed thoroughly it’s ready to serve! Super simple, fresh, and delicious.

Serve immediately or place in the fridge in a sealed container for 3-4 days.

This Salsa is perfect to keep on hand as a snack and it goes perfectly with my Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos!

5 Minute Homemade Salsa

Print Recipe
Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 5 Minutes


  • 3-4 Large Tomatoes or 15-20 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cup of Cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp Crushed Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 Small Poblano Pepper
  • 1/2 White Onion (Diced)
  • 1 Lime
  • Salt, Black Pepper, Sugar (Optional/To taste)



Add diced onions, poblanos, cilantro, tomatoes, tomato paste, and crushed garlic to blender. Squeeze lime juice in and discard lime.


(Optional) Add black pepper, salt, sugar to taste.


Blend on high.


Serve and enjoy!