Five Minute Fresh Summer Salsa

  • Yield : 1-1.5 cup
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 5m

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.


  • 1 cup ripe cherry tomatoes, or 2-3 ripe plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp 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 Tbsp olive oil, optional
  • 1/4 cup 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


Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.


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.

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