Tomato Jalapeño Salsa

Homemade Tomato Jalapeno Salsa Recipe @fifteenspatulas

I look forward to football every weekend because it’s an excuse to make homemade salsa, chicken wings, buffalo chicken dip, and all sorts of my favorite football food.

The actual game…meh. I don’t know what on earth is going on, despite my husband trying to explain it to me 1000 times.

Lately I’ve been loving making my own tomato salsa to eat with chips. I’ve gotten a little tired of the Christmas cookies, sweets, and cakes, and something fresh like this tomato salsa has been exactly what I need.

Homemade Tomato Jalapeno Salsa Recipe

First you’re going to start with fresh tomatoes, and some fresh jalapeños:

Homemade Tomato Jalapeno Salsa Recipe

Puree chopped jalapeños with white onion, garlic, and salt:

Homemade Tomato Jalapeno Salsa Recipe

Then add in the some quartered tomatoes:

Tomato Jalapeno Salsa Recipe

Pulse until the tomatoes are still chunky, and transfer the mixture to a pan:

Tomato Jalapeno Salsa Recipe

Cook for 30 minutes, then squeeze in some fresh lime juice. Let it cool to room temperature, and serve with chips! It’s very easy.

Tomato Jalapeño Salsa

Yield: Serves 4-6

Tomato Jalapeño Salsa


  • 4 jalapeños, seeded (unless you like things really spice), and roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, skin removed
  • 1/2 a softball sized white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 2 lbs fresh vine-ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • juice of 1/2 a lime


  1. Place the roughly chopped jalapenos, garlic cloves, chopped white onion, and salt in a food processor, and puree until smooth (about 30 seconds). Add the vine-ripe tomatoes, and pulse until the mixture is chunky.
  2. Transfer the salsa mixture to a large saucepan, and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. This cooks some of the excess liquid out, and intensifies the flavors. When you've finished cooking the salsa, add the lime juice and give it a taste. It may need more salt, or more lime juice. Let the mixture cool to room temperature and serve with chips. Enjoy!

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  • avatar JulieD December 15, 2013, 11:35 am

    Ooooh I love salsa with jalapenos!! I’m printing this now…love it. Thanks, Joanne!

  • avatar LoverOfAnythingChocolate December 15, 2013, 8:10 pm

    That looks AWESOME!!! And I love how you can so tell the difference between homemade and store bought salsa :)

    • avatar Joanne Ozug December 15, 2013, 11:14 pm

      Thanks! It’s funny isn’t it? Even though it has been cooked and the color is more muted than fresh, it doesn’t look like the jarred salsa at all. It tastes much better too =)

  • avatar Lily @ Life, Love, and Cupcakes December 16, 2013, 11:53 am

    I LOVE fresh salsa but usually just make it in the summer..I might have to change that this weekend!

  • avatar Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste December 16, 2013, 2:55 pm

    How spectacular would this be on roasted chicken or even grilled flank steak?! YUM!

  • avatar Gaby December 17, 2013, 5:14 pm

    Salsa is always a welcome site around here! This looks fabulous!


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