Marianna’s Simple Air Fryer Salsa Recipe

This recipe takes only 30 minutes, where 15 of those minutes is waiting for the ingredients to cook! It is a fool-proof, homemade salsa that is guaranteed to be a crowd favorite. This recipe uses the freshest ingredients and can be as spicy as you’d like to make it.

Marianna is our Food Safety Director at Live Oak Farms and has learned how to cook Mexican dishes and sides from her mother and other family members growing up. She uses the family recipes and puts her own modern spin on them to help save time but not compromise the flavor. Her hardest critiques have approved her Air Fryer Salsa, her family, who she states, “Would not hesitate to tell her if it doesn’t taste the same.”

Homemade salsa is great for any occasion and even makes a great gift for the hostess!


5-6 Live Oak Farms Roma tomatoes

3-4 Live Oak Farms Jalapenos

½ White onion.

1 Clove of garlic

½ c Cilantro

½ lime

Olive Oil


½ teaspoon chicken bouillon powder (optional)


Step 1) Wash your produce. This includes cilantro.

Step 2) Cut your Roma tomatoes, Jalapenos, and white onion in halves and place in Air Fryer. It is ok if they are stacked on top of each other. Drizzle about 1 tbsp of olive oil over the produce and sprinkle with salt. Set Air Fryer and 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes, press start. *Pro-tip: line bottom of Air Fryer with foil for easy cleanup. About 12 minutes in, take out the basket and give it a few shakes to turn the produce. When the ingredients are fully cooked, they should have a charred look; if they do not have this burned look at 15min add another 3-5 minutes. It is better for the ingredients to be slightly overcooked than under for more flavor in the salsa. We ended up cooking ours for 18 min.

Step 3) Mince clove of garlic and finely chop cilantro. Marianna noted that this step was also important to her family. If the cilantro was not fine enough, her family would lovingly joke about it.

Step 4) Add the onion and 2/3rds of the tomatoes and jalapenos to a blender or food processor and push start. We used a blender.  This is where you get to make the salsa to your liking. Blend less if you like a chunkier salsa and longer if you like it smooth. Continue to add the rest of the roma tomatoes and jalapenos a couple at a time but stopping to taste as you add. If you want a salsa with less heat, don’t put in all the jalapeno.

Step 5) Poor ingredients from blender into mixing bowl. Add garlic, cilantro, the juice of half a lime, ½ teaspoon chicken bouillon powder, and salt to the bowl and mix. You can tailor your recipe for your liking at this point too. A suggestion is not adding all the garlic and cilantro at once and tasting as you add to see what flavors you’d want more of. You can also chop up and add more white onion to the salsa for more texture.

Makes about 2 cups of salsa.

That is it! Enjoy!!

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