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Keto Salsa Recipe

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An easy Keto-friendly Salsa recipe ready in 5 minutes, easy to freeze for later, and delicious to dip your favorite keto tortilla chips.

Plus, this easy salsa recipe is also sugar-free, nut-free, and gluten-free, so everyone can share it with you!

Chips and salsa have been my favorite food for ages, and I am so glad I came up with this new keto salsa recipe for you! It goes so well with my avocado dip, double-dipping is the best right?

Is Classic Salsa Keto?

While a store-bought salsa is not very high in carbs – usually around 6 grams of net carbs per 100 grams, it contains additives that raise blood sugar levels and can keep you out of ketosis like:

  • Modified corn starch
  • Added sugar – can be white sugar or honey, depending on brands.
  • Lots of onion – usually 15% of the product, and surprisingly, yes, onions are a high-carb vegetable.

So, it’s safer to avoid these store-bought salsa jars and make your own. Plus, it takes only 5 minutes to make your own low-carb keto salsa recipe so let’s start!

Low Carb Salsa Recipe

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How To Make A Keto Salsa Recipe

You won’t believe how easy it is to make homemade salsa at home.

It requires no cooking, only a few natural ingredients, and only contains 2.2 grams of net carbs per serving!

It’s 3 times less than the salsa from the grocery store, plus this low-carb salsa recipe is 100% natural made with wholesome ingredients, no additives!


All you need to make this fresh salsa recipe at home are only a few ingredients:

  • Roma tomatoes – I recommend choosing ripe Roma tomatoes for extra flavors.
  • Can crushed tomatoes – make sure your can ingredient list doesn’t contain added sugar.
  • Red onion – to keep the net carbs low, this recipe uses only a small amount of onion compared to regular salsa recipes. To boost onion flavor without adding carbs, you can add a pinch of onion powder into the salsa recipe.
  • Jalapeno pepper
  • Lime juice
  • Cilantro
  • Salt
  • Erythritol or any keto sweetener of choice, or simply skip it if you don’t mind the sweetness in salsa sauce.
  • Garlic cloves
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Preparing The Ingredients

First, wash tomatoes and cut in cubes. Then, deseed jalapeno and slice.

Finally, place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse in short bursts until it reaches your desired consistency.

Some people love their keto salsa chunky, others runny. Just add a few more pulses to keep the chunks smaller.

How to make Keto Salsa Recipe

Storage Instructions

Store your keto salsa sauce in a glass mason jar in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze for later.

Thaw the frozen salsa in the fridge the day before using.

Serving ideas

This keto salsa recipe is delicious in any keto Mexican recipe, and delicious to spread on my keto stuffed avocado tacos or keto tortillas recipe. Then, top with ground beef, lettuce, cheddar.

Or simply serve this as a keto salsa dip with a drizzle of olive oil on top – try a garlic-infused olive oil for extra flavor!

Then, serve with crunchy keto vegetables like celery sticks, cucumber sticks to dip in. Or, even better, serve this salsa recipe with your favorite keto low carb chips.

I love Quest tortillas chips, as seen in the picture below. They are handy when I don’t have time to make my own keto nacho recipe.

Another great option is to dip crunchy pork rinds. They add fat to your daily macros, with zero carbs!

You can also use this salsa on my Cheese Quesadilla or my Steak Quesadilla.

Keto Salsa

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve listed below the answers to the most common questions about this recipe.

Can I Can This Salsa Sauce?

Yes, canning is safe for raw salsa sauce as long as you are using a pressure canner.
I don’t recommend preserving raw salsa by simply boiling the mason jar. It wouldn’t sterilize the content as well. But if you really want to use this method, increase the acidity of the salsa by adding vinegar and be extremely careful about sterilizing the jar.

Keto Recipes To Use Your Keto Salsa

Below I listed my favorite recipes on the blog that goes well with this keto salsa recipe.

Have you made this keto low-carb salsa recipe? Share a comment or review below to tell me how you use yours.

I love to dip my homemade keto tortilla chips in this salsa or spread it onto keto tortillas.

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Keto Salsa Recipe

2.2gNet Carbs
An easy keto salsa recipe perfect for keto Mexican food night and to dip keto tortilla chips.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Yield: 6 servings (1/4 cup)
Serving Size: 1 serving
4.75 from 12 votes


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  • Place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse in short bursts until all the ingredients are coming together into a chunky tomato salsa. Stop pulsing when it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Store in an airtight glass mason jar in the fridge for up to 1 week, or freeze and thaw in the fridge the day before serving.
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Nutrition1 serving
Yield: 6 servings (1/4 cup)


Serving: 1 servingCalories: 12.8 kcal (1%)Carbohydrates: 2.9 g (1%)Fiber: 0.7 g (3%)Net Carbs: 2.2 gProtein: 0.5 g (1%)Fat: 0.1 gSaturated Fat: 0.1 g (1%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1 gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1 gSodium: 2.9 mgPotassium: 120.4 mg (3%)Sugar: 1.5 g (2%)Vitamin A: 361 IU (7%)Vitamin C: 9.2 mg (11%)Calcium: 8.2 mg (1%)Iron: 0.2 mg (1%)Magnesium: 6.3 mg (2%)Zinc: 0.1 mg (1%)
Carine Claudepierre

About The Author

Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

I hope that you too find the recipes you love on Sweet As Honey!

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