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Fresh Salsa Recipe

This Fresh Salsa Recipe is easy summer perfection! This no-bake recipe is loaded with fresh, juicy tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeños, fresh cilantro, and plenty of lime juice!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chips and dip, healthy, summer recipe
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 12kcal


  • 1/2 small white onion roughly chopped
  • 4-6 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeño roughly chopped, de-seeded for less spice
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 pound roma tomatoes quartered (about 5 large)
  • 1-2 (5.5) oz cans tomato juice*
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice


  • Place onion, garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro into a food processor.
  • Pulse together until finely chopped (unless you like big chunks).
  • Add in tomatoes, 1 can tomato juice, sugar, salt, and lime juice.
  • Pulse again until the desired consistency has been reached. 
  • Add in another can tomato juice and more salt if desired. 
  • Store, covered, in the fridge until chilled. 
  • Serve with chips and enjoy!
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This IS a looser, not too chunky salsa. If you would like a more chunky salsa, you might want to omit the tomato juice completely and pulse the mixture together less. 
All that being said, if you like a looser, less chunky salsa, I LOVE this with both cans of tomato juice. 


Calories: 12kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 120mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 9.6mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.2mg