Make-Ahead Salsa Recipe

Make-Ahead Salsa Recipe

How To Make Make-Ahead Salsa

With just a few simple ingredients, you can make this salsa recipe ahead of time and have it ready for serving alongside your favorite dishes.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 6 minutes
Total: 16 minutes



  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1mediumonion
  • 1jalepeño
  • 2clovegarlic
  • 1cantomatoes in juice,diced
  • 1cantomatoes in thick puree,crushed
  • ½tsppure ground chile powder,optional


  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until it is golden. Stir in the jalapeno and garlic and cook until the garlic is fragrant.

  2. Stir in the diced tomatoes and crushed tomatoes, and the ground chile powder, if using.

  3. Bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring often, until the salsa is lightly thickened, which takes about 30 minutes.

  4. Cool completely. Transfer the salsa to 1- or 2-cup covered containers.


  • Calories: 213.58kcal
  • Fat: 14.42g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.00g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.80g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.06g
  • Fiber: 6.92g
  • Sugar: 10.80g
  • Protein: 3.62g
  • Sodium: 313.90mg
  • Calcium: 118.09mg
  • Potassium: 658.74mg
  • Iron: 1.98mg
  • Vitamin A: 66.89µg
  • Vitamin C: 39.55mg
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