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Bowl of Easy Homemade Blender Salsa

My Mama’s Basic Blender Salsa Recipe

An easy basic homemade salsa made in the blender. This is a family recipe that has been around for decades and is made in less than 5 minutes.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword blender salsa, easy salsa recipe, homemade salsa recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 3kcal
Cost $8.00


  • 1 15 ounce can stewed tomatoes, any flavor will do, I usually select one with Mexican spices or just plain. Try to avoid the “Italian” versions.
  • 1 4 ounce can can diced green chilies
  • 1 bunch green onions, roughly diced Use all the white part and about 2 inches of the green, the rest of the green portion you can save for scallions for another dish
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly diced
  • 1 small jalapeño, diced (see note below on jalapeños)
  • 1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped Lots and lots of cilantro is one of the keys to this recipe so don’t be shy with it
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Add all ingredients into the blender. Pulse just a couple of times. Be very careful not to purée (I didn’t say this was a soup).
  • Pour into your preferred dish and serve with your favorite chips. 
  • Nobody will ever know how simple it is. And you can keep the canned tomato thing a secret.



Not all jalapeños are created equal! If you don’t like it spicy add half the jalapeño, then give it a taste, and add more later to achieve your desired level of heat. You can also remove the seeds and ribs if you're not a fan of heat. This should eliminate most the heat of the jalapeño.
Also, I like to pre-chop the onion, garlic, and jalapeño just to get them started. It makes for less time in the blender. Like I said, it’s not a purée. I still like to see some small chunks. So the pre-chopping makes for less time spent in the blender.


Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg