Easy Homemade Jalapeno Salsa With Cilantro

by Susan
2 cups
5 min

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This easy homemade jalapeño salsa uses minimal ingredients, minimal effort, and has maximum flavor.

Do you love a spicy salsa that tastes amazing and have a spare 5 minutes? If the answer is "Yes" then this jalapeño salsa with cilantro recipe is perfect for you.

Easy healthy jalapeño salsa..Yummy!

I have been trying to stay away from certain processed foods as much as possible as they tend to have large amounts of added sodium and sugar which we all know is not good for our Health or Waistline.

The typical store bought Salsa has about 250 Mg of Sodium for only 2 Tablespoons which is not much Salsa when you are dipping.

If you use store bought Salsa and scoop like me you can ingest your daily recommended amount of Sodium with one little snack....not good take 5 minutes and make your own.

If you love super easy low calorie recipes make sure you check out my 3 Ingredient Cinnamon Muffins, Wendy's Copycat Frosty, Easy Air Fryer Beignets, 3 Ingredient Chaffles or the very popular Zero Point Baked Apple Crisp Chips.

Adding some Fresh Lime Juice
Why make this recipe?

You don't want to miss out on this quick and easy homemade jalapeño salsa recipe. It's the perfect way to incorporate those Fresh Garden Veggies into something Healthy and Delicious.

Weight Watcher Friendly - This easy salsa recipe with jalapenos is 0 points per serving on my WW Plan. Since the new Weight Watchers plan is personalized you will have to input the ingredients used into your WW app to get your exact points.

Mouth watering low calorie dip - Only 156 calories for the entire bowl of salsa de jalapeño.

Easy to Make - Chop your ingredient in a Mini Ninja Blender and you will have a fresh jalapeño salsa created from scratch in 5 minutes.

Kid Friendly - This healthy pureed salsa is so fresh and delicious the kids will love dipping their chips. Oh and the best part is they will never know you snuck in some nutrition..who knew all these diced veggies tasted so good.

Budget Friendly - Costs less than $20.00 to prepare.

Perfect treat for a Pool Party!

Since my summer garden usually produces lots of veggies I am able to go outside and pick my own tomatoes right off the vine. Usually also a handful of Jalapeno Peppers and Fresh Cilantro.

If you don't have a Vegetable Garden no worries, just head over to the produce aisle of your favorite supermarket or local farmers market to pick up the Fresh Veggies you will need.

No time this week to make your own homemade salsa just grab a jar of Frontera's Jalapeno Cilantro Salsa from Amazon...it's not homemade but it is a really good option when you are short on time.

Fresh Tomato picked from the Garden

It is really fun to plant your own Salsa Garden and be able to pick your own Ingredients. If you don't have one think about planting one.

Even if you don't have a yard you can get a couple of flower pots and make a little container garden on a small patio or even on a windowsill.

The Salsa Garden

For some reason Food tastes so much better when the Ingredients were grown by you and and harvested by you, I cannot explain it.

Perfect for Dipping

Are you a Weight Watcher?

This Jalapeno Salsa Recipe is Zero Points on the Weight Watchers point scale. Salsa with cilantro is a perfect dip for cut Veggies and a Zero Point snack.

Weight Watchers has a new individualized program right now to make it easier to enjoy the foods you love and still lose weight.

Just plug the ingredients into your WW app to confirm the points for your individual program.

I used to go back and forth between the Purple Plan and the Blue Plan prior to the new program and whenever I hit a plateau I did my own 30 Day Low Carb Meal Plan which jumpstarted the Fat Burning again, so if you feel stuck try it!

If you want to see the old Purple, Blue and Green WW Food Lists for each plan just click Here

Make sure check out my Newbie WW Tips and Tricks Guide if you are just getting started.

Not a Weight Watcher but would like to try it?

Members lost 10% more weight during their first 6 months on WW Freestyle™ compared to our prior program! Join today..Is Salsa Keto Friendly?

Yes it is! This keto friendly salsa is great to put on top of a Veggie Burger or to spice up your family BBQ. Use it on Grilled Chicken, Burgers, Hot Dogs or your favorite chips.

Are you Vegan?

This Salsa with fresh tomatoes is perfect for you...100% Vegan Friendly

How Does it Taste?

This authentic salsa has a Sweet Fresh Taste with a Slow Burn from the Jalapeños. You will no longer want to eat store bought Salsa after making this.

Homemade with Fresh Ingredients....there is nothing better!

Do you want to make your Life easier?

Get a Mini Food Chopper. I used my Mini Ninja Chopper for this Salsa and I was able to have all the Ingredients chopped to a perfect consistency in seconds.

I have mentioned this before with other recipes only because it is one of the best kitchen gadgets I have used and recommend. The Mini Ninja Chopper is inexpensive, easy to use and easy to clean.

Watch my video on how to chop in a Mini Ninja Blender..
Ingredients needed and substitutions:

Shopping List:

  • 2 Beefsteak Tomatoes Diced Finely - you can use Roma tomatoes also
  • ½ of a Large Red Onion Diced Finely
  • 3 Jalapeno Peppers or More depending on how Hot you like it Diced Finely - if you like it super spicy try a habanero pepper
  • 2 Cloves of Fresh Garlic Minced
  • ½ of a Lime or Lemon Squeezed for the fresh juice
  • a Sprig of Cilantro chopped with Herb Shears
Using Herb Shears to Chop the Fresh Cilantro
How to make Homemade Jalapeno Salsa with Cilantro:


1: Take all of your Chopped and Minced Ingredients and Mix together well in Large Bowl and that is it.

2: Now start Dipping!

How long is homemade salsa good for?

Homemade salsa should keep for up to 7 days, if kept continuously refrigerated in an air tight container.

Can you freeze homemade salsa?

You can absolutely freeze your homemade salsa! Freezing salsa is the perfect way to preserve the fresh taste. By freezing it you can enjoy it for up to 4 months! Fresh homemade jalapeño salsa is a sweet, earthy, and spicy, I love having fresh salsa in my fridge all the time.

Can you freeze homemade salsa in plastic containers?

Any store bought air tight plastic containers should freeze fine. Just make sure you leave some head room for contents to expand.

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Easy Homemade Jalapeno Salsa With Cilantro
Recipe details
  • 2  cups
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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  • 2 Beefsteak Tomatoes Diced Finely
  • ½ of a Large Red Onion Diced Finely
  • 3 Jalapeno Peppers or More depending on how Hot you like it Diced Finely
  • 2 Cloves of Fresh Garlic Minced
  • ½ of a Lime or Lemon Squeezed for the fresh juice
  • A Sprig of Cilantro chopped with Herb Shears

Assemble - Take all of your Chopped and Minced Ingredients and Mix together well in a Large Bowl and that is it.
Eat - Now start Dipping!
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