Five Minute Fresh Summer Salsa

BY : PUBLISHED : August 19th, 2015 UPDATED: February 2nd, 2022

Sometimes you just need a fresh salsa on the table fast. If you have these basic ingredients and a blender or food processor you can be dipping into this or drizzling over tacos or burritos in no time.

A hand dipping a blue corn chip into a bowl of summer salsa.

A hand dipping a blue corn chip into a bowl of summer salsa.

Five Minute Fresh Summer Salsa

Renee Press
Sometimes you just need a fresh salsa on the table fast. If you have these basic ingredients and a blender or food processor you can be dipping into this or drizzling over tacos or burritos in no time.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 28 kcal
METHOD Blender
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of ripe cherry tomatoes, or 2-3 ripe plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons of white or red onion, or shallot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium clove fresh garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño, coarsely chopped, seeds removed if you prefer mild salsa
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil, optional
  • ¼ cup of fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • juice from half a lime, or to taste
  • pinch of salt, to taste
  • Optional additions: poblano, chipotle, or red bell pepper, pineapple or mango

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients tomatoes through olive oil (if using), into a blender or food processor and blend until creamy, or leave more coarsely chopped if you prefer.
  • Add cilantro and process once more for a second or two to distribute evenly. Season with lime juice and salt to taste and chill or serve immediately.

Notes

I recommend a blender or food processor for an authentic texture, but you can also make this salsa by dicing with a knife.

Nutrition

Calories: 28kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 70mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 192IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
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About Renee Press

Renee Press is the founder of Fire and Earth Kitchen in Seattle WA. which offers cooking classes, food coaching, and chef services. She's on a mission to make vegan, gluten-free cooking easy, accessible, and delicious for everyone. fireandearthkitchen.com

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