Easy Salsa Recipe

Enjoy this Easy Salsa Recipe! I’m not kidding when I say this is the easiest salsa you’ll ever make. Oh and delicious too! The base it’s tomato sauce and doesn’t call for roasting or a blender.

It can be used on anything from eggs in the morning, chips & salsa to grilled chicken at dinnertime.

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Move over, restaurant salsa! This homemade version is super easy to make, and it tastes far better than any store bought kind.

There are times that you don’t feel like fussing with lots of ingredients to make a quick recipe right? Well this one is perfect for those times!

It goes perfect with Migas, to scoop with Totopos (Tortilla Chips), on tortas like Pambazos, with Taquitos and more! The possibilities are endless.

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Ingredients

This easy recipe is super simple to make. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A can of regular tomato sauce. Any brand will do.
  • Cumin powder – For that warm flavour with a nutty element.
  • Kosher salt – To balance all of the flavors
  • Red chili flakes – This is what gives the heat!
  • Ground dried oregano – With its fresh, aromatic flavor, it adds something special to this recipe.
  • Garlic powder – It adds a nice kick.
  • Fresh garlic – For an extra layer of flavor.
  • Fresh lemon juice – To make it zippy and bright!
  • White vinegar – For tangy depth of flavor.

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

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How To Make This Easy Salsa Recipe

Check out how easy it is to make this recipe! You know what takes the longest to do? Chop the garlic clove! Everything else takes no time to put together.

Start by combining all ingredients In a medium bowl. With a spoon or spatula mix everything well.

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Let stand for 3 hours to allow the flavors to come together.

This homemade salsa is excellent with tacos or as a dip for tortilla chips.

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To Store

Store in refrigerator in an airtight container or glass jar for up to 2 weeks. Stir well before using again

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More Mexican Salsas You’ll Love Too!

If you love this easy salsa recipe, try one of these homemade salsas next:

Please let me know how your salsa turns out in the comments below! I love hearing from you 🙂

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Easy Salsa Recipe

Servings 4 (1/4 cup portions)
Ana Frias
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
This Easy Salsa recipe is SO easy to make! With its zingy, bright and delicious flavor, it'll be a crowd pleaser! Triple up the recipe for any gathering as it'll disappear in no time.
4 (1/4 cup portions)

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoon red chili flakes
  • ½ teaspoon ground dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced.
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 teaspoon white vinegar

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  • Let stand for 3 hours to allow the flavors to come together.
  • This salsa is excellent with tacos or as a dip for tortilla chips.

*Ana’s Notes:

Store in refrigerator in an airtight container or glass jar for up to 2 weeks. 

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NUTRITION

Serving: 0.25cup | Sodium: 522mg | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 78mg | Calories: 49kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 1g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 9g

The nutritional information and US conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. If this is important to you, please verify with your favourite nutrition calculator and/or unit conversion tool.

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  1. This sounds good and I’ll try it tomorrow but is 2 tablespoons of chili flakes to 8 ounces of tomato sauce correct? Sounds like fiery overkill and I like heat.

    1. Hi Sandra! I used 2 tablespoons (not packed) and it has a kick but not too bad actually. Start with one if you like and go from there. My hubby that doesn’t eat too spicy was okay with the amount of heat.

      Enjoy!