Get the chips ready for this quick and easy No-Cook Restaurant-Style Salsa recipe! In less than five minutes, you will have a delicious, healthy appetizer or snack everyone will love.
Easy No-Cook Salsa Recipe
This salsa is bright, fresh and perfect for parties! It’s easy to whip up using jarred tomatoes– a pantry staple– and fresh lime juice, onion, garlic, cilantro and jalapeno. Other salsa recipes you may also like, Mango Avocado Salsa, Shrimp Salsa and Pico de Gallo Salsa.
How To Make Salsa
When I make pico de gallo I always use fresh tomatoes, but when I want a restaurant style salsa, I go with canned which is great as it’s available all year! This recipe is mild and kid-friendly, but if you like it spicy you can leave the seeds from the jalapeno or use serrano peppers for an even spicier salsa.
Tips for making salsa:
- I highly recommend a mini chopper or food processor, you want this chunky. If you use a blender it will be pureed and the color will be dull.
- You can totally adjust this to your taste. If you like it garlicky you can add more garlic.
- Don’t like cilantro? You can use parsley instead.
- For low-carb, or Keto I love using cucumber slices in place of chips!
- For Whole30, make your own plantain chips or sweet potato skins for dippers.
- Feel free to play around with different ingredients. You can swap yellow onion for red onion and it also tastes great green chiles.
More Salsa Recipes You Will Love!
- Corn Salsa with Lime
- Salsa Picante Roja (Spicy Red Salsa)
- Salsa Verde
- Mango Avocado Salsa
- Pico de Gallo Salsa
Easy No-Cook Salsa Recipe
- 1/4 small onion
- 2 small cloves peeled garlic
- 1/2 jalapeño, seeded and membranes removed or leave in for spicy
- 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, not with basil I use Tuttorosso
- handful cilantro
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- Place everything in the chopper of food processor and pulse a few times until combined and chunky. Don't over process.
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75 comments on “Easy No-Cook Salsa Recipe”
THIS SALSA IS AMAZING AND EASY!
My local store doesn’t carry Tuttorosso diced tomatoes so I used Hunt’s Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes and they are GREAT in this recipe.
I had a really good recipe for salsa, but it made way too much. I tried scaling it back, but it still made way too much. This recipe made just a tad over a pint mason jar (16 oz) so for my family of 3 it is PERFECT. If I want to I can double it, but the amount it makes is just enough as is. My stomach can’t handle the spice from the jalapeno seeds so I didn’t put them in, but the lime juice adds just the right amount of tang for my taste. Thank you for such a fantastic and easy recipe!
Can I freeze this?
Can this be canned to store in the pantry? If yes, are there any modifications needed? Thanks!!
Yes it can be canned, but I am not familiar with the canning process.
Best salsa recipe! Easy and delicious. I’ve made it over and over.
Fabulous recipe. Tastes just like the salsa you get in nice Mexican restaurants. I’ll be making this again for sure!
I make this every time we want salsa. My fiancé won’t even order his favorite salsa from this Mexican restaurant anymore bc he loves mine so much. I make in bulk and put them in mason jars. How long can it stay in the refrigerator for?
Made this today & I will never buy store bought salsa again! It was loved by the entire family & there wasn’t any leftover!!! It was so easy & amazingly delicious! Thank you for another fantastic recipe!
Glad you enjoyed it!
Absolutely delicious. No need to buy store-bought salsa ever again!
Fantastic recipe and so simple!!
Such a good salsa recipe! So fresh. I left the seeds in the jalapeno so it was a little spicier and my husband loved it!
This was so good!! I never thought using canned tomatoes would taste so good. Only thing I will do differently is drain the tomatoes.
Can I use an immersion blender or will that make it too soupy?
It makes it brown and soupy.
Can I use fresh tomatoes?
My husband just had a heart attack and is on low sodium. If I swap the canned tomatoes for fresh will it get rid of the high sodium?
I used fresh tomato and don’t have that rich color, but it’s simple and delicious.
Did you parboil them first or just chop them up & use them? I have a TON of Roma tomatoes to use & I’d like to use them for salsa. 🙂
Started a challenge doing Whole 30 just days before a bachelorette party. Because I wanted to make sure I could have salsa I used your recipe. I doubled it and brought maybe 1 cup home! It was fantastic!!! Someone even asked me for the recipe lol Thank you for this recipe!
I made this for the first time today and all I can say is I am never going back to store bought salsa again. This was soooo good and delicious! I definitely recommend.
Can this be made early and left in the fridge? Thank you
I made this last minute today and my family loved it; Including my husband who is super picky about his salsa. He’s already asked me to make it again for him tomorrow. My mother also asked for the recipe! Thanks for the great recipe Gina!
We prefer to use fresh tomatoes…Roma’s are especially good for this because you can just toss ’em in the chopper whole.
And we use (at least) a whole lemon/lime….not just the juice. Part of the peel gives it a bit of zest as well.