Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe (Blender Salsa)

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Homemade Salsa is a must for Cinco de Mayo! This easy homemade salsa recipe is the best salsa ever, just perfect for parties. So make this blender salsa, get out the chips, and serve it at every celebration you can think of. An easy salsa recipe for every occasion!

easy salsa recipe made in a blender in a bowl with chips

Homemade Salsa Recipe

This easy homemade salsa recipe is the BEST salsa recipe. I love making this blender salsa for every party and celebration, or just for a simple appetizer at home.

This Blender Salsa Recipe is the type of easy salsa recipe I’ve been waiting for my entire life. I’m a HUGE fan of Mexican food; I can never get enough chips, salsa, queso, and tacos. With Cinco de Mayo rapidly approaching (my FAVORITE food holiday), I’m feverishly finding all the best recipes to help celebrate.

In the past couple weeks I’ve made everything from Homemade Tortilla Chips to Mexican Grilled Corn. There’s so much goodness to go around, but it would be nothing without the Best Homemade Salsa Recipe! This recipe is smooth, flavorful, and just a little bit spicy.

Once you know how to make homemade salsa, you’ll be making it for every party, holiday, or celebration. It’s so good!

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overhead shot of homemade salsa in a bowl surrounded by chips

How to Make Homemade Salsa in a Blender

You’ll be shocked at how simple it is to make this EASY homemade salsa recipe. Here are the steps in case you don’t believe me:

  1. Put all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Turn on the blender.
  3. EAT, eat, and EAT until you’re no longer hungry. (Spoiler alert: You’ll eat it all!)

Seriously, that’s all there is to it! So yeah…it’s that easy to make Blender Salsa. Plus it tastes AMAZING, so you’ll never want to bother buying store-bought or restaurant salsa again.

Be sure to see the recipe card at the bottom of the post for full ingredients and instructions.

step by step photos of how to make homemade salsa


  • Tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Jalapeno Peppers 
  • Salt
  • Lime Juice
  • Ground Cumin
  • Granulated Sugar

It really is SOOOO good! I can’t wait to eat it with chips but also to use it to make shredded chicken, serve it with fajitas, spoon it over baked potatoes, pile it on our favorite chicken nachos, and use it in our morning eggs. The possibilities are ENDLESS!

Every Taco Tuesday dinner needs this homemade salsa recipe! Check out our Guide to Taco Night for more tips, ideas, and recipes.

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picture of homemade salsa recipe

Can you freeze salsa made with fresh tomatoes?

You can! Freezing homemade salsa is a great alternative to canning, and it can be kept in the freezer for up to 6 months (which is awesome)! It’s much easier than canning, and last much longer than just storing it in the refrigerator.

Freezer Salsa doesn’t look as perky as fresh salsa, and it may be a bit watery (you can remove some of the extra water after thawing), but it’s a great option for easy storing and saving.

How long does Homemade Salsa last in the fridge?

Fresh Homemade Salsa properly sealed will last about 7 days in the fridge. Read below on how to tell if salsa has gone bad. Canning or freezing are great options if you want to make this recipe in bulk and keep it for a long time.

How long is canned salsa good for?

Properly canned salsa can last 12-18 months! It’s a bit of a complicated process but if done properly, you’ll continue reaping the benefits. This would be a great option if you want to make a lot of this Blender salsa and store it to enjoy throughout the year! It will only get better with age.

Can you get food poisoning from bad salsa?

Studies show that 1 in 25 food borne illnesses are due to bad salsa or guacamole. I’m guessing most of those problems originate from restaurants where you’re not sure how ingredients have been handled, etc. This isn’t to scare you, it’s just important to be careful and watch for signs that your salsa is still good.

This easy salsa recipe should last up to 7 days in the fridge, but if you notice a change in smell, texture, or see any mold, it’s DEFINITELY time to toss it (and make a new batch!).

dipping a chip into homemade salsa recipe

Drink Pairings

There’s nothing better to pair with this easy salsa recipe than an amazing margarita! We have compiled all our favorite Margarita Recipes in the ULTIMATE MARGARITA GUIDE. From classic to unique to flavored to frozen, we have you covered! Be sure to check it out today.

If you’re looking for the perfect cocktail to wash down all this Cinco de Mayo goodness, you KNOW you need a Skinny Margarita or some Strawberry Margarita Punch. I cannot wait for May 5th! This Easy Salsa Recipe goes great with Tacos and Tequila…what can I say?!

More Dip Recipes

We LOVE dips around here, so if this easy salsa recipe isn’t quite your thing, be sure to check out some of our go-to favorites like Cowboy Dip Queso, Hot Street Corn Dip, Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Dip, and Layered Bean Dip!

There’s no need to head to your local Mexican Restaurant this Cinco de Mayo because this Blender Salsa is better than any restaurant salsa you’ll ever eat! You’re going to love it as much as we do, I just know it.

I hope it makes it to your celebration this year but is also enjoyed year round! I know we will be having it again and again. I might even have to learn how to can because of this recipe!

Watch the video or see the recipe card below for how to make Homemade Salsa in a Blender.

Looking for more easy dips and sauces? Don’t forget these recipes:

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