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Quick and Easy Salsa

A year ago I canned salsa for the first time with my friend Deanna.  Doing that specific recipe we made 16 8-ounce jars of salsa.  It was awesome to open up a jar of homemade salsa. I definitely plan on doing it again this year. If my little garden grows a good amount of tomatoes, I might be able to use my own homegrown tomatoes. (I just started a very small garden for the first time. Gardening tips welcomed!)

The thing about homemade salsa and a husband who loves it is: it disappears fast!  And since canning does take a bit more time and prepping, I came up with a recipe that is quick and easy. With the help of a handy food processor in about 10 minutes, you’ll have homemade salsa sitting your counter ready to enjoy!

Quick and Easy Salsa

First, gather your supplies.

Measuring cup, bowl, juicer, measuring spoons, cutting board and knife

Next, gather your ingredients.

You will need: 4 medium tomatoes, 1 jalapeno, a small onion, 1/3 cup cilantro, 1 lime, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 3 garlic cloves and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper.

Lets get chopping! 

  Dice 4 tomatoes and place into medium sized bowl. Cut onion into quarters. Then, cut Jalapeno and remove seeds for a mild taste.


In the food processor: add jalapeno, onion, cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, salt,and pepper, then pulse until mixture resembles a course chop. Pour on to diced tomatoes.

Time for the finishing touches.

Fold ingredients together until incorporated. Then enjoy with some tortilla chips, top on a quesadilla, or simply eat it right out of the bowl.

* This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday and Women Living Well.

Quick and Easy Salsa
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This recipe is a quick and easy salsa you can make up any time. Its fresh and mild taste will have you making it all the time.
Recipe type: condiment
Serves: Makes 2 Cups
  • 4 Medium Tomatoes
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 1 Jalapeno, quatered and seeds removed
  • ⅓ Cup of Fresh Cilantro
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Pepper
  1. Dice tomatoes and place into a medium sized bowl.
  2. Quarter onion.
  3. Quarter jalapeno and remove seeds.
  4. In a food processor, add onion, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and pulsate until mixture resembles a coarse chop.
  5. Fold mixture into tomatoes until well incorporated
  6. Serve with tortilla chips
*You can substitute 1 can of tomatoes for 4 medium tomatoes. *If you have a large onion, only use half. *For a hot salsa, add jalapeno seeds to salsa. *To make this recipe quick and easy a food processor is a must have.
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  1. I look forward to tuning in to your blog. It is easy to read and has great tips. Your salsa would be delicious on salsa chicken. Another easy, fast recipe. Thank you for taking the time to help us realize all of the fantastic things that can happen in our own kitchens for our families. The kitchen really is the heart of the home.

    • Thanks Marci. Your comment made my day!! Thanks for reading! I totally agree that the salsa would be perfect for salsa chicken! I think I’ll add that to next weeks menu! :)

  2. This looks fantastic! Canning the salsa last year was fun, but it did take a long time! I was just thinking about that the other day. 😀

    • It did take all day huh! :-) But we did double the recipe and it was our first time ever canning something. I’m going to plan on doing it again in August and see if I can streamline it a bit better. :-)