There are three food items I can almost live on, and practically do! They are…home-cooked pinto beans, corn tortilla chips, and my Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa in 5 Minutes. Seriously, I haven’t purchased store-bought salsa since I started making this recipe a few years ago. If you have a blender or food processor…you’re halfway there.
Restaurant Style Salsa in 5 Minutes
Now, I’ll be honest…I always love a fresh Pico de Gallo when tomato season is jamming, but when it’s not (which is much of the year), I need to fulfill my salsa fix in 5 minutes or less.
Any day of the year…this recipe delivers!
My Restaurant Style Salsa is an all-season recipe because it uses canned tomatoes (I prefer the organic, whole, plum tomatoes).
Don’t skip the fresh ingredients…
And, unless you’re allergic or just plain hate them, I don’t recommend skipping the fresh ingredients, which include limes, cilantro, red onion, garlic, and jalapeño or serrano peppers…all of which are available at any grocery store during any season.
Be careful with those hot peppers though, they can be really hot, or really not. No two peppers are alike when it comes to the heat factor.
I don’t think I have an easier recipe in my collection. You throw everything into a blender/food processor and blend until you reach the consistency you want.
This salsa might just become your new favorite party favor and go-to snack food. For me, it solves 3 problems:
- It’s not always tomato season.
- Canning your own salsa during tomato season is time-consuming (but still delicious).
- Salsa is pricey at the grocery store…and often contains sugar.
I should also mention, this the perfect complement to my 10-Minute Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice recipe.
Cheers to 5-minute salsa…and always, to your health!
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