Quick Salsa

I love canning, and salsa is one of my favorite things to can. Only problem is, canning takes about a full days worth of work. You blanch, chop, boil, adjust and then you have to actaully can it all properly. I do love it but sometimes I just want the salsa, not the process, so this is a sure fire way to get your salsa fix on in no time! All you need is a food processor ( have you noticed I’m using it an awful lot lately?)  Adjust the heat yourself by picking hotter peppers and or adding more. This is a basic quick recipe so you can easily change it up. Add more onions, choose a mild or hotter pepper, you name it. Taste first, adjust after.

4 cups chopped chopped tomatoes – Roma is best or Salsa
1 small red onion, roughly chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 serano chile
1 jalepeno chile
juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon chipotle powder
pinch of sugar
fresh cilantro, to taste
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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36 thoughts on “Quick Salsa

  1. Ashley Gill

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Salsa! I thought about canning a few years ago, but I can't get a homemade salsa to my liking. I should try this recipe. Thanks!

  2. Lawna Noe

    I may just have to try making this. It sounds easy enough even though I havea never made salsa before. I bet homemade tastes so much better than store bought!


    Hmm, i just LOVE salsa! It is my second favorite snack! I love how quickly i can get fresh salsa with your recipe instead of a full days worth of work!

  4. Erica

    I love salsa! I think it is so great to make it fresh! We just went to a delicious Mexican place last week and the owner said the secret to his salsa being so great is that it is made fresh daily. I have to agree!

  5. Ronnie E.

    I've never made a salsa before but your recipe looks really easy to follow.. I'd love to have some salsa to snack on with some nacho chips. I'll give it a go!

  6. Nicole

    We can tomatoes every year but I can't bring myself to can salsa. I'm just not confident that I'll be happy with the results.

  7. Pam

    My oldest son loves salsa and I have been wanting to make some of my own. Thanks for this recipe. He will appreciate it. Me too! I love salsa in my scrambled eggs.

  8. Jennifer Williams

    Okay, your recipe sounds a lot better than mine does. I will have to hunt down a sera no pepper – I sometimes think I live on salsa alone. I love that your blog was nominated as Top Food Blog, if anyone deserves it, you do. I will head over and vote for you now.

  9. A Merican Punjaban PI

    I don't can it but I use a very similar recipe for salsa. Fresh salsa is just so flavorful and delicious and healthy. I sometimes eat it by itself – no chips needed! I've used it to top baked chicken and more. I just don't have the time to can it so when I need it, I have to make it fresh.

  10. Nikki

    I love homemade salsa! This recipe looks easy enough for me to make. Love how you can adjust the heat, I'd go extra spicy!

  11. Mommy 2 J.A.M.

    My sons birthday is this weekend and I needed to make salsa and I couldn't find one I liked so I bought the store one. I am so upset I didn't see this earlier. I am going to book mark this page for next time. thank you so much it sounds so delicious

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