Learn how to make delicious, garden fresh salsa in less than 5 simple steps! If you love easy recipes as well as recipes that use homegrown ingredients, you will LOVE this homemade salsa recipe!

homemade salsa recipe in a bowl with a tortilla chip and parsley sprig

I do not regularly stick to a weekly meal plan, but one night that is a fan favorite and a must in our home is Taco Tuesday! Check out the story below to see step by step pictures for how to make the BEST Homemade Salsa Recipe! This Salsa is the perfect addition to any Taco Tuesday or really any night! Simply serve with a side of Tortilla chips or add on top of your tacos for a burst of flavor!

What Makes this the Best Homemade Salsa Recipe

Fresh mint

Besides fresh cherry size tomatoes, the secret to this salsa recipe is the fresh taste of parsley and mint! That’s right, I said parsley and mint and not cilantro! Are you surprised? I actually stumbled upon this delicious twist because I simply did not have any fresh cilantro in my garden. What I discovered though was that the mint in combination with the other fresh ingredients made for the best homemade salsa recipe yet!

Do you Peel the Tomatoes for Salsa

Most salsa recipes do not require you to peel the tomatoes and this recipe is no different. Especially since you are using cherry sized tomatoes, there is no need to peel the tomatoes before blending.

However, if you are using larger sized tomatoes, then I do recommend peeling before you add them to your salsa recipe. On larger tomatoes the peel will roll up and will have the texture of thin rubber. For this reason alone, I prefer to use cherry sized tomatoes for this recipe and I promise you that you will love this choice as well! Not only does it make life much simpler to not have to peel tomatoes, but the vitamins in the skin are so beneficial for you (if homegrown with no pesticides).

How to Make Salsa

Follow these 4 simple steps and you are on your way to making delicious, fresh and need I say, the BEST salsa recipe!

Step 1: Chop Ingredients

Prep your ingredients (chop peppers and fresh herbs). For this recipe you will need 2 banana peppers and 1 jalapeƱo pepper. Depending on how hot you like your salsa, you can always add more jalapeƱo peppers, but trust me, 1 definitely heats it up!

Step 2: Blend Tomatoes

Add 30-40 cherry size tomatoes to a blender. Pulse until chopped and slightly pureed. The important key here is to not over pulse. You do not want your tomatoes soupy. Instead you want them slightly crushed and mostly chopped.

Step 3: Combine Ingredients

From the blender, pour your tomato base into a bowl and add the chopped peppers and fresh herbs.

Step 4: Salsa Recipe Final Step

Squeeze the juice of 1 whole lime into the salsa and a pinch of salt. Gently mix all ingredients and then pile it high onto a chip to taste. Savor the burst of fresh flavors in your mouth! You can either devour it all yourself or decide to share the goodness, the choice is up to you!

BEST Homemade Salsa Recipe!


How to Make the BEST Homemade Salsa Recipe

Homemade Salsa Recipe with Cherry and Sun Gold Tomatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 30-50 Cherry Size Tomatoes
  • 2 Banana Peppers chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper chopped
  • 1 sprig Fresh Parsley chopped
  • 1 sprig Fresh Mint chopped
  • 1 Whole Lime Juiced


  • Add the tomatoes to a blender and pulse until chopped and slightly pureed
  • From the blender, pour your tomato base into a bowl and add the chopped peppers and fresh herbs
  • Squeeze the juice of 1 whole lime into the salsa. Combine and mix all ingredients.
  • Enjoy! Add on top of tacos or simply enjoy with tortilla chips
Keyword Easy, Quick, salsa

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