Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fresh Salsa Made Easy!

Why buy salsa in a jar when you can whip up a fresh batch in less than five minutes? Here is my recipe for you to enjoy!

  • 1 can (16 ounces) diced tomato, strained
  • 1/2 - 1 serrano chile, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 slice (1/2" thick) onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, smashed
  • 1/2 cup (loosely packed) fresh cilantro

Place the above ingredients in a food processor or blender or immersion blender and pulse 10-20 times until well incorporated with no large chunks remaining. Adjust the amount of chile according to your heat tolerance, and season with salt to taste.


  1. Once you introduced me to making my own fresh salsa I have never gone back to the store-bought stuff. I especially love using this salsa on quesadillas and huevos rancheros.

  2. Me too :) Tonight we are having green chile enchiladas... blog post to follow!

  3. This salsa was incredible! I'm so glad I got to learn how to make it the other day. I will definitely never buy store-bought again. =)

    Love you!!