This simple salsa recipe is made in a blender with canned tomatoes for a quick and delicious salsa that is ready in just a few minutes!

Blender Salsa
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If you love the chunky restaurant-style salsa that is served at your favorite Tex Mex spot, you’re going to love this salsa! I have to admit, I was actually surprised how easy it was to make a really delicious salsa using canned tomatoes. This is the perfect recipe when you need a quick and easy dip to pair with chips or tacos! It’s similar to a pico de gallo recipe, but this salsa can be made with canned tomatoes instead of fresh tomatoes.

Blender Salsa ingredients

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Diced tomatoes: This is the main base of the chunky salsa, providing a juicy and chunky texture. I like using fire-roasted tomatoes for even more flavor. You can also make this homemade salsa recipe with fresh tomatoes. I recommend about 1 1/2 cups of chopped tomatoes.
  • Onion: This adds a slightly sharp flavor to the salsa. If you don’t have white onion, you can substitute it with red onion or shallots for a similar taste. I think this is what really makes it tastes like a restaurant style salsa.
  • Cilantro: Fresh cilantro adds a refreshing and herbal note to the salsa. If you don’t like the taste of cilantro, you can skip it. I don’t recommend substituting dried cilantro which doesn’t have a lot of flavor.
  • Lime juice: Fresh lime juice adds a tangy and citrusy element to the salsa and helps balance the overall taste. If you don’t have lime, you can substitute it with lemon juice for a similar flavor. If you want even more lime flavor, use the lime zest too!
  • Garlic powder: This adds a subtle garlic flavor to the salsa without needing fresh garlic. You can substitute the garlic powder with 1-2 minced garlic cloves if you prefer fresh garlic.

How to Make Blender Salsa