Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Easy Blender Salsa

I saw this recipe online a few days ago, and it immediately piqued my interest. I really like the taste of salsa, but I don't like chunks. So, a good-tasting salsa + super easy directions = WOW! I love this, probably more than any jarred salsa I've ever had. I also like it more than the from-scratch, canned salsa I made last summer. (Additional use for this salsa- mix it with an avocado for simple guacamole!)

I used mild Ro-tel and found it plenty spicy for my tastes. It also comes in original if you want more heat! By the way, these are my absolute favorite tortilla chips. I thought all chips were the same until I tried these! I've bought them at WalMart and WinCo.

Easy Blender Salsa
Printable version here

1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (10 oz.) can Ro-tel tomatoes, undrained
1/2 small onion, roughly chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. honey (or sugar)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
Small to medium size handful of cilantro, washed
Juice of 1 lime (about 1 tbsp.)

Combine all ingredients in a blender (or large food processor). Pulse to combine until all ingredients are finely chopped and salsa is the desired consistency. Adjust seasonings to taste. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Yield: About 3 cups of salsa

Recipe source: Found here via Pinterest

Why I love it? As I already wrote, it is delicious, perfect if you like a smoother salsa, and so fast & easy! It's inexpensive, too, and can be made at any time of the year (since it uses canned tomatoes).


  1. Mmm, mmm, this salsa is the best and easiest homemade kind I've ever tried! I like that you can make it as chunky as you wish and the spicyness level was perfect for us.

  2. This salsa was FABULOUS!!! I will definitely be making it sometime!

  3. Just made this for the 2nd time.....mmm, mmm, good! I didn't think I'd ever like another recipe as much as your refried beans recipe, but this one may top it.....or at least tie it!