Salsa is one of the easiest things to make from scratch and replace your store bought jar.  All done in the food processor and ready in a few minutes.  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, add 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
  • 1/4 bell pepper or jalapeno if you like it spicy
  • a few carrot or cucumber chunks (optional)
  • few leaves of spinach (optional, extra veggies just add nutrition)
  • cilantro
  • 1/2-1 juice of a lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of sugar (optional)
  • 15 oz can fire roasted tomatoes (can use stewed or chopped tomatoes, or fresh)


  1. Pulse all ingredients except for the can of tomato in a food processor
  2. Add tomato and process until desired consistency
  3. Store in a jar in the fridge for a week or more

5 Minute Salsa
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