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The Best Homemade Salsa Recipe – Gluten Free & Vegan

  • Author: A Little Insanity - Erika
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 2 min
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 64 Ounces 1x
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free


This Homemade Salsa Recipe is Raw, Gluten Free, Vegan & Contains NO Vinegar.  You can make it thick & chunky or Minced (Restaurant Style).


  • 6 Large Tomatoes (de-stemmed)
  • 1 Jalapeño Pepper (de-seeded to keep the Salsa Mild)
  • 1 Sweet Onion (peeled)
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic (peeled)
  • Juice from 1 Lime
  • Leaves from 24 Cilantro Stalks – About 3-5 Tablespoons (or to taste)
  • 1 & 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt (or to taste)
  • 1  & 1/2 Tsp Fresh Ground Pepper (or to taste)


  • In your Food Processor or VitaMix, combine Jalapeño, Onion & Garlic and pulse until minced.
  • Add in remaining ingredients & process until all ingredients are evenly minced & blended.
    (mixture may appear pink at first, but will turn red after a few hours in the fridge).
  • Serve immediately and/or Refrigerate any leftovers in sealed glass jars… Use within 7-10 days.


In the Instructional Video (above), I show making the Salsa in my Vitamix… which works great.  However, I much prefer the consistency I get when I make it in my Food Processor (which I demonstrate in the photos below).


  • Serving Size: 1/4 Cup
  • Calories: 30