5-Minute Blender Salsa Recipe

Salsa is one of the best condiments for anyone trying to eat healthy since most versions are naturally fat- and sugar-free. Any grocery store offers a wide variety of flavors but there’s no beating salsa you make in your kitchen with your very own blender. This way you know exactly what’s going into the mix. Using fresh cilantro alone brightens up the red based sauce and gives you restaurant-quality flavors. Use this one recipe to make a standard spicy salsa, savory garlic salsa, or tropical pineapple salsa. Or add in some of your own favorite ingredients to make a blend unique to you.

Salsa Recipe

Photo by Evan Thomas

5-Minute Blender Salsa Recipe

Serves 12

The Skinny

Per 1/4-cup serving:

  • 16 cal
  • 0 g fat (0 g sat)
  • 3.6 g carbs
  • 272 mg sodium
  • .6 g fiber
  • 2 g sugar
  • 0 g protein

Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

1 28-oz container diced tomatoes, drained
1/4 cup canned sliced jalapenos, drained
1/4 cup diced white onion
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon lime juice

Preparation

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender.
  2. Pulse briefly until all of the ingredients are mixed. Make sure not to over-pulse into a smooth puree.
  3. Eat at room temperature or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Pro Tip

For savory garlic salsa, add 2 tablespoons chopped garlic. For pineapple salsa, add ⅓ cup crushed pineapple, drained. Have other favorite mix-ins? Get as creative as you like! 

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