Salsa is one of the easiest things to make from scratch and replace your store bought jar.  All done in the food processor, it’s ready in a few minutes and it’s fresh vegetables make it a super nutritious snack.  I like to add extra veggies to make it healthier (spinach, bell pepper, carrot, cucumber) but you could also do a tropical salsa using the same method, adding pineapple or mango in place of the tomato.  Serve with chips or with your next taco night, baked potato night, or mix equal parts salsa with ranch for a spicy southwest salad dressing.

5 Minute Salsa

Category: Sides

5 Minute Salsa


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • a few carrot or cucumber chunks (optional)
  • few leaves of spinach (optional, extra veggies just add nutrition)
  • 1/4 c cilantro
  • 1 juice of a lime
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 6 grinds fresh pepper
  • pinch of sugar (optional)
  • 15 oz can fire roasted tomatoes (can use stewed or chopped tomatoes, or fresh)


  1. Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until desired consistency
  2. Store in a jar in the fridge for a week or more

5 Minute Salsa
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