The Best Salsa { Low Carb | Keto | GF }

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How do you like YOUR keto salsa?  I like mine flavorful, chunky but not too chunky, and full of delicious and healthy ingredients.  That is exactly what this recipe is!

Keto Salsa

Keto Salsa

I am a lover of Salsa, but I am incredibly picky about it too!

I do NOT enjoy tomatoes, which is great because they are higher in carbs anyway.  But I love things that USE tomatoes like ketchup and salsa.

We’ve already established I’m weird, so we are just going to go with it.

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So here are my conditions for salsa:

Not too much cilantro

Chunky, but not TOO chunky

Not just tasting like tomatoes. 

Sounds pretty good, right?

If you happen to love chunks in your salsa though, you can certainly control that by how much you blend/pulse.

Are Tomatoes Keto Friendly?

You might be surprised to learn that they are.  While tomatoes do have carbs, they are not crazy high on carbs.

There are about 2.5g of total carbs in 1/2 cup tomatoes.

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Is Salsa OK on Keto?

YES!  Often even the salsas in the store are keto in terms of carbs.  Some might not be in terms of ingredients.

Homemade salsa is the best because then you KNOW there aren’t any added sugars or bad ingredients.

How To Store Low Carb Salsa

I like to store my keto salsa in mason jars.  You can store it in any airtight container, glass it best!

Make sure to store this salsa in the fridge and do not let it sit out on the counter for too long.

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How Long Does Homemade Salsa Last?

Homemade keto salsa, if properly stored, should last up to a week!

How To Make Delicious Keto Salsa

We will be making this entirely in a food processor blender.

You want to put one full can of Rotel (including the liquid) into a blender and blend well.

keto salsa

You want it to be free of big chunks as this will be the “base”.   Don’t worry, you can control the chunkiness in a bit.  But you do want this base layer to be a thick tomato sauce.

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Now we get to add most the remaining ingredients.  You’ll throw everything in except the diced green chilis and except the last can of Rotel.

Pulse a few times just blend it in and chop it up a tiny bit.  You want to keep it more chunky than the last round.

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Next you will want to add the diced green chilis and the chunky part of the Rotel, but NOT the liquid. Pulse a few more times and you’ll be set.

It should be the perfect consistency.  But just in case you need it a tad more liquidy, you can add a little bit of the Rotel juice and pulse a few more times.  You shouldn’t need to.  You can discard the juice at this point.

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And BOOM! You have your perfect salsa.  Chunky, but not too chunky!

keto salsa

Other Keto Recipes From The Keto Option That You Might Like

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One Minute Guacamole

Keto Pizza Sauce


Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 cans Rotel
  • 1 small can green diced chili, 4 ounces
  • 1/2 purple onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 jalapenos, diced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon low carb sweetener (I use Lakanto Monkfruit)
  • 1/8 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt


  1. In a small bowl, add cumin, sweetener and salt. Set aside.
  2. Add one full can of Rotel to a blender or food processor. Blend well until chunks are minimal.
  3. Add spice blend, onion, garlic, cilantro, jalapenos and lime juice. Pulse a few times to blend and minimally chop. You want some chunks to remain.
  4. Finally, add green diced chili and ONLY THE CHUNKS from the last can of Rotel. Set the liquid aside.
  5. Pulse a few more times.
  6. If you want your salsa to have more liquid add some of the Rotel juice that you set aside.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1/4 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 15Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 2.5gFiber: .5gSugar: 1.5gProtein: .5g

Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!

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