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Homemade Paleo Salsa

Homemade salsa is free of any preservatives or artificial flavors and the ingredients taste so incredibly fresh. Best of all, you can tweak it until you get it to just that level of spiciness that your taste buds are craving. It's a super-tasty, super-easy to make salsa dip. Enjoy!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, gluten free, Paleo
Keyword easy homemade salsa, fresh homemade salsa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Calories 31kcal


  • 4 tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 Serrano pepper slit legnthwise removing the seeds and pith and cut into horizontal slices
  • 3 scallions chopped
  • 2 green jalapeño peppers slit legnthwise removing the seeds and pith and cut into horizontal slices
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice this is the juice of about 1/2 of a lime
  • 1 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Begin by roasting your tomatoes. Cut each tomato in half vertically and remove the seeds and core. Place skin side up on a baking pan and broil for 10 minutes. Then set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile place coarsely chopped garlic, cilantro, scallions, jalapeños, and serrano pepper in your food processor. Add oil and lime juice.
    Now your tomatoes should be cooled enough to handle. Peel the skin off of each slice and discard the skins and add the roasted tomatoes to your food processor.
    Pulse about 6-8 times until blended but still chunky. Stir in diced tomatoes with the juice. Then add salt and pepper. Stir again until well combined.
    Cover and refrigerate for one hour in order for the flavors to slowly mingle and blend together.


  • If you prefer hot salsa to mild, you can include some of the seed and pith from the peppers or add more Serrano peppers and jalapeños.
  • No avocado oil? No problem. You can use extra-virgin olive oil or any oil you prefer.
  • My kids love this zesty salsa and like to scoop it up with these tasty organic Green Mountain Gringo blue corn tortilla chips that we found at our local health food store. The chips are certified 100% gluten free. The salsa is also amazing paired with our cauliflower flatbreads.
  • Especially, if you're following a low-carb way of eating serve with the cauliflower flatbreads, celery sticks, slices of cucumber or peppers or these baked zucchini sticks.


Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.3g