3-Minute Salsa

I’m a woman who loves her salsa. I have gone as far as ordering my favorite brand direct from Mexico when I couldn’t find it stateside anymore. The case (with 24 bottles) didn’t last more than 6 months.

This easy Homemade Salsa recipe is ready in just 3 minutes using a blender. A blend of tomatoes, jalapenos, garlic, onion, cilantro and green chile. #homemadesalsarecipe #salsa www.savoryexperiments.com


 

This easy Homemade Salsa recipe is ready in just 3 minutes using a blender. It’s a mix of tomatoes, jalapenos, garlic, onion, cilantro, and green chile.

After dropping some serious dough on bottled tomatoes and accompanying veggies and spices (as well as going through that stash too quickly) I decided I needed to make my own for pennies on the dollar.

Money saved on salsa goes straight to saving for bigger and better kitchen appliances…. like Blendtec blenders.

I am also a woman on the go so I wanted to make this as quick and painless as possible in terms of assembly. As you have probably already guessed, 3-Minute Salsa is ready in just 3 minutes.

How does this magic work? I use tomatoes and green chiles in the can (prep saved) and then I add in fresh onion, fresh garlic, fresh jalapeno, and fresh cilantro. Talk about a solution.

My Blendtec blender does the rest in just a few pulses and voila, fresh salsa tastier than anything you can get in a jar. By using canned tomatoes and green chiles, you save loads of time on roasted and peeling.

This easy Homemade Salsa recipe is ready in just 3 minutes using a blender. A blend of tomatoes, jalapenos, garlic, onion, cilantro and green chile. #homemadesalsarecipe #salsa www.savoryexperiments.com

Salsa is a Spanish word that translates to “sauce.” Any sauce, really. That said the salsa we associate it with here in the states is the Mexican adaptation of the tomato and chile mixture also known as salsa roja or salsa picante.

Both are loosely structured in terms of recipes, but the one constant is the need for acidity.

Once the salsa is prepared, serve it with whatever you like! I love chips and salsa snack, but you can also incorporate it into your favorite breakfast burritos, over crock pot breakfast casserole, it can be spooned over a great steak, added to your burgers, or put it on homemade nachos, even as a dipper for Mexican pinwheels. The options are endless.

Breakfast burritos on a blue plate

If you are craving fresh tomatoes and chilies and happen to have an abundance of them, you can easily substitute those in for the canned version. That said, I will warn you that the 3-minutes it takes for the original

recipe might balloon into the 45-minute area.

I love being able to use a blender for this salsa because it is such a great time saver.

Blenders aren’t just for smoothies and blended drinks, with a Blendtec you can also make a variety of salsas, sauces, and spreads, as well as mix together dough and batters.

This easy Homemade Salsa recipe is ready in just 3 minutes using a blender. A blend of tomatoes, jalapenos, garlic, onion, cilantro and green chile. #homemadesalsarecipe #salsa www.savoryexperiments.com

Simple to use and simple to clean, Blendtec’s touch screen has pre-programmed options for making these items in addition to the ability to operate manually using a slider function.

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Serve salsa on top of some of our Mexican food favorites:

This easy Homemade Salsa recipe is ready in just 3 minutes using a blender. A blend of tomatoes, jalapenos, garlic, onion, cilantro and green chile. #homemadesalsarecipe #salsa www.savoryexperiments.com
This easy Homemade Salsa recipe is ready in just 3 minutes using a blender. A blend of tomatoes, jalapenos, garlic, onion, cilantro and green chile. #homemadesalsarecipe #salsa www.savoryexperiments.com

3-Minute Salsa

5 from 3 votes
This easy Homemade Salsa recipe is ready in just 3 minutes using a blender. A blend of tomatoes, jalapenos, garlic, onion, cilantro and green chile. 
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place garlic through cilantro into your blender. Pulse several times until finely chopped.
  • Add drained tomatoes and green chiles. Choose the “sauces” option for 5 seconds. Do not over mix, otherwise the power of your blender will result in juicing instead of a chunky salsa.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition

Calories: 109 kcal, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 4 g, Sodium: 55 mg, Potassium: 1044 mg, Fiber: 5 g, Sugar: 13 g, Vitamin A: 945 IU, Vitamin C: 60.7 mg, Calcium: 175 mg, Iron: 5.1 mg
Author: Chef Jessica Anne
Calories: 109
Course: Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade salsa
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About the Author

Chef Jessica Anne Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal, Mashed and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. Add me to the list of salsa lovers. And your recipe looks like a winner. A Blendtec is on my wish list. An awesome brand!

  2. I love salsa and your recipe will be made in my house soon. I could make so many different recipes if I had a blendtec!

  3. This looks awesome! I may try it with some organic fire roasted tomatoes. My wife and I use a BlendTec blender for our twins’ purees and we love it.

    Cheers!