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Easy Air Fryer Salsa

If you’re looking for a simple way to improve your Netflix snacks, you have to make this air fryer salsa. This recipe has simple ingredients that burst with flavor. No air fryer? No problem I have broiling instructions as well.

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Air Fryer Salsa

I’ll be the first to admit it, I’m one of the pickiest eaters. Yes, me. A recipe developer, blogger, and (soon to be) holistic nutritionist.

fresh roma tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and cilantro with garlic.

One of the foods I can’t stand…tomatoes. I can’t do raw tomatoes what so ever.

That’s why this air fryer salsa is just so darn perfect.

I typically purchase jarred salsa (Kirkland Organic is my favorite) but nothing beats fresh (whether it’s salsa, guacamole, or whatever you’re cooking for dinner).

corn crackers scooping up homemade blender salsa

Is Salsa Healthy?

Salsa is absolutely healthy, especially when it’s homemade. The ingredients are simply vegetables, herbs, and a little salt.

When buying a jarred or canned salsa, it’s best to read the ingredients and make sure that there is no added sugar or a lot of preservatives.

easy blender salsa

Some great store bought salsas:

If salsa gives you heartburn try omitting the jalapeno. If it’s the tomatoes that flame it up and you ate it anyway, try these tips to relieve heartburn.

using a food processor to pulse homemade salsa using air fried vegetables

What airfryer is best?

I’ve used a few brands and they all work well:

One of my favorites is the Ninja Foodi. I just love that it’s a one stop shop: pressure cooker, slow cooker, air fryer, and more.

How to broil vegetables for salsa

broiled vegetables for salsa made in an airfryer

No air fryer? No problem, simply broil the veggies on a sheet pan until charred.

You’ll notice that the broiler will leave the ingredients with a char, but you won’t see that result with an air fryer.

You can peel the veggies before adding the charred veggies to the food processor if you would like to remove the black specs or you can leave it for added flavor.

What to serve with salsa

what to serve with homemade salsa

This salsa will keep in the fridge for 3-5 days in an airtight container. Here are some options on what you can do with it:

How to make salsa in an air fryer

homemade salsa in a mexican print bowl with paleo tortillas in the background

If you do have an airfryer, roasting the vegetables are quick and easy.

Below on the recipe card, you’ll find the step by step instructions. If your airfryer doesn’t have specific temperature controls (390F) then use what it gives you (high, medium, low) and check on the vegetables every few minutes.

Don’t forget, if you’re looking to establish healthy habits (like adding more vegetables to your diet in fun and tasty ways) be sure to secure a spot in the 30 Days to a Healthy Habits Challenge.

corn crackers scooping up homemade blender salsa
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Air Fryer Salsa

Here's how to make a homemade restaurant style salsa. This is a simple salsa recipe that's bursting with flavors. This is perfect for eating with chips or for topping all of your favorite Mexican dishes! The recipe can be doubled or tripled as desired.
Course Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword air fryer, salsa
Servings 2 cups
Calories 32kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 large Roma tomatoes best when they’re soft and ripe (see notes)
  • 1 large jalapeño pepper** see notes if you're sensitive to spice
  • 1/4 medium-small white onion peeled
  • 1 large garlic clove peeled
  • 1 handful cilantro leaves
  • pinch sea salt adjust to taste

Instructions

  • Ensure that your tomatoes, jalapenos, and cilantro are dry. If you recently washed them, pat them until all water is gone. Lay the tomatoes, jalapeño, onion, and garlic in your air fryer tray. Careful not to stack them. Set the temperature to 390F and air fry for 10 minutes.
  • 5 minutes into the cooking process, open the air fryer and flip the ingredients.
  • When the full 10 minutes is up remove the tomatoes and garlic and set aside.
  • Leave the jalapeño and onion in the basket and set the temperature to 390F and cook for another 3 minutes to soften it up a bit more. Let cool for 2-3 minutes.
  • Transfer the jalapeno, onion, garlic, and salt into a food processor or high speed blender. Pulse until you get medium sized bits.
  • Add the cilantro and tomatoes and pulse until you reach your desired sized salsa – you can make it as smooth or chunky as you’d like. I like mine smoother.
  • Serve with baked corn chips, Sieta tortillas, or as desired.

Notes

* For the best tasting salsa, use softer, ripe tomatoes. If you use hard or unripe ones it won’t taste as good and it won’t make as much salsa.
** If you want a mild salsa or you’re sensitive to heat, use a small jalapeño and make sure to remove the seeds and veins – you can do this by slicing it in half (lengthwise) before putting in the air fryer.
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No air fryer? No problem, simply broil the veggies on a sheet pan until charred.
You’ll notice that the broiler will leave the ingredients with a char, but you won’t see that result with an air fryer.
You can peel the veggies before adding the charred veggies to the food processor if you would like to remove the black specs or you can leave it for added flavor.
The baked corn crackers/chips used in the photos are Salma’s Horneadas Baked Corned Tostadas.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 314mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1108IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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