The Best Salsa Recipe

The Best Salsa Recipe

Easy and healthy, the best salsa recipe ever, ready in 5 minutes, made with sweet San Marzano tomatoes ( or the fire roasted variety) plus an authentic touch of cumin.


  • 28 oz canned whole San Marzano tomatoes (or fire roasted tomatoes but you will sacrifice the flavor)
  • 2 scallions
  • 1/2 red onion - diced
  • 2 cloves garlic - large & grated
  • 1 jalapeno pepper - sliced (to your taste)
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3/4 tsp ground cumin or to taste
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika ( or to taste)
  • 1 large lime - juiced
  • 1 pinch sea salt + more to taste


  1. Add the red onion, scallions, garlic and jalapeño to the bowl of a food processor. Give it a buzz or two until chopped.
  2. Add the tomatoes without juices, spices and cilantro on top and pour in the lime juice.
  3. Very carefully press the pulse button a few quick times making sure you don’t over chop the salsa. (Alternately you can chop everything by hand for a chunky version)
  4. Transfer to a bowl and taste seasonings. Add more lime and sea salt if desired. At this point you can add the reserved tomatoes juices if you are wanting a thinner consistency. Add more smoked paprika for a deeper smokier flavor. 

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