Homemade Chunky Salsa Recipe

Dips and salsas are something many people buy frequently without considering making a healthier alternative at home. Since they’re used so much, convenience dictates that buying a jar just seems simpler than making it on your own. Today, we’re going to debunk that mentality with this extremely simple homemade chunky salsa recipe.

With a few ingredients, little prep time, and a delicious finish, this chunky salsa recipe is quickly going to become one of your favorites to make.

What you Will Need


  • 6 tomatoes cut into quarters
  • ¼ cup of fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup of red onion cut
  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper or cut fresh jalapeno
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt

The fresher your food is, the better. Fresh foods mean no preservatives and more nutrients present in your salsa. You can enjoy your salsa while also knowing everything that’s inside of it.

For this recipe, you’re going to need either a food processor or a strong blender. The Vitamix Pro 750 Blender is strong enough to make this salsa or the Cuisinart Elemental 11-cup Food Processor. You can find both of these products on my Amazon product list page.


Remember for when you mix your ingredients, you’re not going to blend them, you’re going to use the pulse feature. This will ensure you’ll still get a chunky salsa dip and not a juiced and liquid solution. You can make it as liquid or chunky as you want, just make sure never to blend it too long, but pulse it instead.

Once you’ve chopped up your tomatoes, cilantro, and red onion, you can place everything into your blender or food processor. The cayenne pepper or fresh jalapeno is for a splash of spice in your salsa and is completely optional. If you want to make it more or less spicy, you can manipulate your ingredient ratio as you, please.

The best part about this recipe is you don’t have to buy anything artificial or synthetic, and you can make it within minutes. It’ll be an ideal addition to your table when eating tortilla chips or if you want to spread it over your meals. You can save it in the fridge for whenever you want it and enjoy it as you, please.

I personally love to put it on top of rice and beans. It’s really delicious. Give it a try!

To get started on your plant-based journey, check out my plant-based recipes and begin a healthy relationship with food, by starting to cook your own recipes.

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