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The Best Fresh Salsa Recipe

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This fresh, easy, homemade salsa recipe is filled with simple & healthy ingredients and packed with flavor for the absolute best delicious garden salsa you could ever make! Most akin to a fresh restaurant style salsa, this vegan salsa is slightly spicy, salty and sweet all rolled into one!

  This fresh, easy, homemade salsa recipe is filled with simple & healthy ingredients and packed with flavor for the absolute best delicious garden salsa you could ever make! Most akin to a fresh restaurant style salsa, this vegan salsa is slightly spicy, salty and sweet all rolled into one! #freshsalsarecipe #gardensalsa #mexicansalsa #easysalsa #spicysalsa

Come summertime, I’m all about fresh salsa and condiments. This particular red salsa is a staple around here when you just don’t want to fool around and want what you know will be a superb salsa ready to serve alongside your fave Mexican meals. This fresh homemade salsa is filled with deep flavors and couldn’t be easier to make! Simply put: it’s the best.

  This fresh, easy, homemade salsa recipe is filled with simple & healthy ingredients and packed with flavor for the absolute best delicious garden salsa you could ever make! Most akin to a fresh restaurant style salsa, this vegan salsa is slightly spicy, salty and sweet all rolled into one! #freshsalsarecipe #gardensalsa #mexicansalsa #easysalsa #spicysalsa

  This fresh, easy, homemade salsa recipe is filled with simple & healthy ingredients and packed with flavor for the absolute best delicious garden salsa you could ever make! Most akin to a fresh restaurant style salsa, this vegan salsa is slightly spicy, salty and sweet all rolled into one! #freshsalsarecipe #gardensalsa #mexicansalsa #easysalsa #spicysalsa

This Easy Fresh Salsa Recipe is

  • Rich and flavorful.

  • Slightly sweet, slightly salty, slightly spicy, slightly smoky.

  • Super quick and easy to make.

  • Healthy and refreshing.

  • Filled with simple, wholesome ingredients.

  • Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free.

  This fresh, easy, homemade salsa recipe is filled with simple & healthy ingredients and packed with flavor for the absolute best delicious garden salsa you could ever make! Most akin to a fresh restaurant style salsa, this vegan salsa is slightly spicy, salty and sweet all rolled into one! #freshsalsarecipe #gardensalsa #mexicansalsa #easysalsa #spicysalsa

  This fresh, easy, homemade salsa recipe is filled with simple & healthy ingredients and packed with flavor for the absolute best delicious garden salsa you could ever make! Most akin to a fresh restaurant style salsa, this vegan salsa is slightly spicy, salty and sweet all rolled into one! #freshsalsarecipe #gardensalsa #mexicansalsa #easysalsa #spicysalsa

Ingredients for Best Fresh Salsa Recipe

  • Tomatoes.

  • Jalapeño peppers.

  • Serrano peppers.

  • Garlic.

  • Onion.

  • Cilantro.

  • Cumin seed

  • Oregano.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar.

  • Salt.

  • Sweetener of choice (optional).

  This fresh, easy, homemade salsa recipe is filled with simple & healthy ingredients and packed with flavor for the absolute best delicious garden salsa you could ever make! Most akin to a fresh restaurant style salsa, this vegan salsa is slightly spicy, salty and sweet all rolled into one! #freshsalsarecipe #gardensalsa #mexicansalsa #easysalsa #spicysalsa

  This fresh, easy, homemade salsa recipe is filled with simple & healthy ingredients and packed with flavor for the absolute best delicious garden salsa you could ever make! Most akin to a fresh restaurant style salsa, this vegan salsa is slightly spicy, salty and sweet all rolled into one! #freshsalsarecipe #gardensalsa #mexicansalsa #easysalsa #spicysalsa

  This fresh, easy, homemade salsa recipe is filled with simple & healthy ingredients and packed with flavor for the absolute best delicious garden salsa you could ever make! Most akin to a fresh restaurant style salsa, this vegan salsa is slightly spicy, salty and sweet all rolled into one! #freshsalsarecipe #gardensalsa #mexicansalsa #easysalsa #spicysalsa

How to Make the Best Homemade Salsa

  1. Combine all ingredients into a high speed blender or food processor.

  2. Blend until evenly combined and desired texture is achieved.

  3. Enjoy!

  This fresh, easy, homemade salsa recipe is filled with simple & healthy ingredients and packed with flavor for the absolute best delicious garden salsa you could ever make! Most akin to a fresh restaurant style salsa, this vegan salsa is slightly spicy, salty and sweet all rolled into one! #freshsalsarecipe #gardensalsa #mexicansalsa #easysalsa #spicysalsa

How to Make Salsa without a Food Processor or Blender

Here are a few ways to make salsa without a food processor or blender:

  • Finely chop produce then toss with seasonings and vinegar.

  • Dice, then mash tomatoes with a fork or squeeze with your hands until juices are released and the tomatoes soften considerably. Combine with finely chopped peppers, onion and garlic. Toss all with vinegar and spices.

  • Mix and mash ingredients with a mortar and pestle, in batches, until you have a salsa with the texture of your choosing.

 

  This fresh, easy, homemade salsa recipe is filled with simple & healthy ingredients and packed with flavor for the absolute best delicious garden salsa you could ever make! Most akin to a fresh restaurant style salsa, this vegan salsa is slightly spicy, salty and sweet all rolled into one! #freshsalsarecipe #gardensalsa #mexicansalsa #easysalsa #spicysalsa

  This fresh, easy, homemade salsa recipe is filled with simple & healthy ingredients and packed with flavor for the absolute best delicious garden salsa you could ever make! Most akin to a fresh restaurant style salsa, this vegan salsa is slightly spicy, salty and sweet all rolled into one! #freshsalsarecipe #gardensalsa #mexicansalsa #easysalsa #spicysalsa

Top Tips for Making the Best Salsa

  • If possible, I highly recommend using fresh organic produce for best results.

  • If you like a touch of spicy, leaves seeds and stems attached to peppers.

  • If you do not care for spicy, remove the seeds and stems from the peppers before blending, or simply omit a few peppers from the recipe.

  • In a pinch, fresh parsley can be used in place of cilantro. It will taste slightly differently, but will still be delicious.

  • I love the way fresh cumin seeds taste in this recipe, but in a pinch ground cumin can be used instead – replace the cumin seed with 1 tbs + 1 tsp of ground cumin.

  • Lemon or lime juice can be used in place of apple cider vinegar for similar results.

  • I find a touch of sweetness in salsa recipe to really round out the flavors. Coconut sugar works beautifully, but can be replaced with regular cane sugar, honey or maple syrup.

  • For a sugar-free salsa, simply omit the sweetener or replace with a sugar-free sweetener like this one that I I love.

  • I find two teaspoons of salt to be about the perfect amount for this recipe, but I do recommend salting to suit your tastes since there can be some variances in volume of ingredients!

  • This recipe stores well in lidded jars or containers in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

  This fresh, easy, homemade salsa recipe is filled with simple & healthy ingredients and packed with flavor for the absolute best delicious garden salsa you could ever make! Most akin to a fresh restaurant style salsa, this vegan salsa is slightly spicy, salty and sweet all rolled into one! #freshsalsarecipe #gardensalsa #mexicansalsa #easysalsa #spicysalsa

  This fresh, easy, homemade salsa recipe is filled with simple & healthy ingredients and packed with flavor for the absolute best delicious garden salsa you could ever make! Most akin to a fresh restaurant style salsa, this vegan salsa is slightly spicy, salty and sweet all rolled into one! #freshsalsarecipe #gardensalsa #mexicansalsa #easysalsa #spicysalsa

Ways to Enjoy Easy Fresh Homemade Mexican Salsa

  • Alongside your favorite Mexican dishes — burritos, tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, etc.

  • On baked potatoes.

  • With tortilla chips or on top of nachos.

  • Served with rice, quinoa or other cooked grains.

  • As a buddha bowl topping.

  • Served alongside roasted veggies.

  • As a chili or soup topping.

  • On salads.

  This fresh, easy, homemade salsa recipe is filled with simple & healthy ingredients and packed with flavor for the absolute best delicious garden salsa you could ever make! Most akin to a fresh restaurant style salsa, this vegan salsa is slightly spicy, salty and sweet all rolled into one! #freshsalsarecipe #gardensalsa #mexicansalsa #easysalsa #spicysalsa

More Salsa Recipes

Easy Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde Recipe

Easy Spicy Fermented Bell Pepper Salsa

 

  This fresh, easy, homemade salsa recipe is filled with simple & healthy ingredients and packed with flavor for the absolute best delicious garden salsa you could ever make! Most akin to a fresh restaurant style salsa, this vegan salsa is slightly spicy, salty and sweet all rolled into one! #freshsalsarecipe #gardensalsa #mexicansalsa #easysalsa #spicysalsa

 

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top view spoon filled with fresh salsa

The Best Fresh Salsa Recipe

This fresh, easy, homemade salsa recipe is filled with simple & healthy ingredients and packed with flavor for the absolute best delicious garden salsa you could ever make! Most akin to a fresh restaurant style salsa, this vegan salsa is slightly spicy, salty and sweet all rolled into one!


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Course: Condiments, Vegan
Cuisine: Mexican, Vegan
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Halal, Hindu, Kosher, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10
Author: Kristen Wood

Ingredients

  • 6 large tomatoes quartered
  • 1 white or yellow onion quartered
  • 2 jalapeño peppers halved
  • 2 serrano peppers halved
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup cilantro with or without stems
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar optional (please see tips section above in post for more information)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • Sea salt or pink salt to taste I use around 2 teaspoons

Instructions

  • In a high speed blender or food processor, combine all of the above ingredients.
  • Pulse until desired texture is achieved (chunky or smooth).
  • Salt to taste.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Please refer to the TIPS section above in the post for valuable information.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 124mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g
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Hi! I'm Kristen -- a mama, photographer, and recipe developer who calls Arizona home. I enjoy sharing both wildly creative and ridiculously practical gluten-free vegetarian dishes that are approachable for all. Everything you see here is infused with a bit of nature, magic and good health. XO.

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