Easy Homemade Salsa


  •  1 can (15 ounce) diced tomatoes, very well-drained (see notes)
  •  1/3 cup onion, diced
  •  1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
  •  1 medium clove garlic, minced (about 3/4 teaspoon)
  •  1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  •  Juice of 1 lime (about 1-1/2 tablespoons)
  •  Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  •  1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco or other hot sauce


  1. Place all the ingredients in the work bowl of a food processor or chopper and pulse until the mixture reaches the desired consistency.
  2. Taste and adjust the seasoning and hot sauce as needed.
  3. Salsa can be stored in a tightly covered container for up to 3 days.
  4. For best flavor, remove from the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving.


For best results, place the canned tomatoes in a strainer and press the liquid out with the back of a spatula or large spoon.