Reader Request: Homemade Salsa in the Ninja Blender

It’s been a while since I’ve done a reader request post, and I’m super excited about this one!

Reader Christina asked how well the Ninja makes salsa, and, I had surprisingly never made salsa (until now) in a Ninja blender. I had, in fact, never made salsa, even though I l-o-v-e salsa. Strange, right?

When it comes to salsa, there are so many varieties, from pico de gallo to picante, and a selection of consistencies and colors in between. For this recipe, I went with a traditional salsa consistency and used the Ninja Mega KS with the 72 ounce jar because most folks have a 72 ounce jar, regardless of model. If you  have a Ninja Pulse, you would simply use the main pitcher for this. You could also use a food processor if you don’t have a Ninja.

The great thing about making this salsa in your Ninja is that it’s FAST! Just quarter everything that needs chopping and off you go. Start to finish, this took me about a minute (not including photographs, of course). This is how I put everything in…

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…and this is how it came out.

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This salsa reminds me of the blend at our local Mexican restaurant. Give it a whirl and see what you think!

Easy Fresh Salsa

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Makes: 4 cups

Best Ninja Jar Choice:

  • Ninja Pulse: 64 ounce jar
  • Ninja Professional Blender: 72 ounce jar
  • Ninja Kitchen System: 72 ounce jar
  • Ninja Mega Kitchen System: 72 ounce jar


  • 4 medium ripe beefsteak tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 bell pepper, quartered
  • 4 sweet baby bell peppers, tops removed (optional)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, top removed and de-seeded for mild heat (if you want it hotter leave in some or all of the seeds)
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro
  • Juice from one lime
  • Salt to taste (optional)

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  • Add all ingredients to the jar of your Ninja blender in the order listed
  • Blend on “2” (hold down lid on Pulse) until desired consistency is reached, probably 20-30 seconds

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Nutritional Breakdown:

Per 1/2 cup serving without added salt.

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