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A tortilla chip being dipped into a white bowl of blender salsa.

Blender Salsa

Easy and delicious restaurant-style salsa prepared in your blender or food processor that's bursting with Mexican flavor!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24


  • ½ medium white onion cut into wedges
  • 1 jalapeno stem, ribs and seeds removed and cut into about 1 inch pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves tightly packed
  • 1 (28 ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes with juices - do not drain
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles (Rotel) with juices - do not drain
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


  • Place onion, jalapeno, and garlic first in a large capacity blender pitcher or food processor bowl (my blender pitcher capacity is 60 ounces), then add remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and blend or pulse until desired consistency is met.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.


  • This recipe yields 6 cups of salsa.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 to 6 days.
  • For added heat, feel free to include some (or all) of the jalapeno seeds.
  • Regular diced tomatoes can be substituted for fire roasted tomatoes.