Fast, easy, and yummy! This simple salsa recipe is sure to please and it is fast to make.
Simple Salsa Recipe
- 10 ounce jar of diced Tomatoes with green Chilies
- 5 ounce jar of Tomato sauce
- 1 Teaspoon Cumin
- 2 Tablespoons Lime juice (adds acidity, adjust to your taste, 2 Teaspoons minimum)
- 1/4 Cup dried and chopped Cilantro (not powdered)
- 1/3 of a Onion
- 1 Large Tomato
- 1 Large Jalapeno
- Remove stems from tomato and jalapeno.
- Place all ingredients in food processor.
- Pulse until mostly smooth.
- Move to storage bowl and refrigerate a couple of hours (preferably overnight) for flavors to meld.
- Server and enjoy.
Now, I suggest leaving it in the fridge for the flavors to meld together for a few hours but in my experience it is hard to keep the family from devouring it immediately.
Also, this simple salsa recipe is very flexible. You can use any kind of pepper you have on hand. Jalapeno, Serrano, even Banana Peppers or Pepperoncini work fine. They all have their own distinct flavor and are work experimenting with until you find the peppers that add just enough kick and the flavor you prefer for your salsa. We tend to leave the seeds and core of the peppers but if you don’t like too much heat, it is fine to take these out before mixing the salsa. Finally, remember the lime adds all the acidity bite. I rarely measure and just kind of dump a splash in. This comes out somewhere around a couple of Tablespoons but don’t be afraid to add more or less to your preference. One of the beauties of this recipe is adjustments are easy with a quick pulse or two of the food processor to blend quickly.
For this job I use the Oster 4 Cup Top Chop. I love this gadget. It is hands down the simplest to operate food processor I’ve ever owned.