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Easy Blender Salsa

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5 minutes blender salsa! If you love corn chips and salsa then this fresh restaurant-style salsa is what you need. Not only is it easy to put together, it is also full of flavour and utterly delicious. Your guests would be wowed with this easy blender salsa recipe

corn chip dipped in a bowl of homemade blender salsa.

I am not a big fan of chips I must confess but I never say no to Doritos corn chips and salsa. This last weekend, we had our friends at ours and they came bearing a gift of irresistible Doritos chips. Yay me, I knew I had to make some quick blender salsa ASAP. Thankfully, I had most of the ingredients used in making restaurant-style salsa at home.

I make salsa most of the time and I can honestly say this blender salsa knocked them all out. If I am using fresh tomatoes in my homemade salsa, I would either simmer for about 5 minutes or roast it in the oven. Why choose blender salsa over the other methods listed above. It is fresh, it is packed with flavours, quick, mess-free and easy to make.

If you have been buying shop salsa in a jar, now is the time to say bye to it and give this fresh and best blender salsa recipe a good go. Trust me, you will be happy you did. It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is or the occasion, this homemade blender salsa is perfect all year round. Imagine going to a Mexican restaurant and they tell you sorry hun, but we are not serving salsa this month. Hell NO!! such never happens. So here you go my lovelies time to make some fresh homemade salsa recipe.

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What is in my blender salsa

Canned tomatoes: you can use any from plum to chopped but I recommend chopped tomatoes

Green Jalapeno: for kicks

Onions: I used red onions but white onions are perfect too

Cumin: Great flavour, am sorry but there is no substitute for this

Sugar: You only need a little to balance the acidity from the tomatoes, if any.

Salt and pepper: to taste.

Garlic cloves

Parsley

Lime: No salsa without lime right. In fact, I made a recipe video for how to make blender salsa and I forgot to add lime. I added it into the video somehow. I know… but I would rather have it squeezed into the video than not at all.

ingredients

How to make the best blender salsa!

I know you would want to know. Just like the title of the recipes says. BLENDER SALSA!!! Toss all the ingredients into a blender and blitz for a coarse texture. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust to taste. Viola. You have for yourself the best homemade salsa recipe ever. This recipe can also be made in a food processor.

ingredients to make homemade salsa in a blender.

Fun fact about making this recipe:

It can be customised to taste. Apart from the tomatoes used, use more or less of the other fresh ingredients. Add more sugar or less. Adjust the hotness to taste, use more or less chillies as you please. One thing I wouldn’t recommend is going overboard with the cumin. Less is more

overhead shot of homemade salsa and corn chips.

Tips for making restaurant-style salsa:

Use fresh ingredients with an exception to the canned tomatoes

Use more or less jalapeño depending on how hot/spicy you want it

Drain off some juice from the canned tomato for less watery salsa

Chill the salsa in the fridge for at least 30 minutes for the flavour to blend. This is optional but it is surely the way to go.

If you would be using fresh tomatoes, use Roma tomatoes and be sure to either roast or use the boiling method used in my homemade salsa here

Watch the Video How to Make Resturant Style Salsa

overhead shout of homemade blender salsa in a small serving saucepan and a side of corn chips.
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5 from 5 votes

Easy Blender Salsa

5 minutes blender salsa! If you love corn chips and salsa then this fresh restaurant-style salsa is what you need. Not only is it easy to put together, it is also full of flavour and utterly delicious and tastes better than shop-bought
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Blender salsa, homemade salsa recipe, restaurant style salsa
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Ajoke

Equipment

  • Blender or Food processor

Ingredients

  • 400 g Canned chopped tomatoes about 14.1 ounces
  • 1 Green Jalapeno seeds and membrane removed roughly chopped
  • 1 small red onions roughly chopped substitute with white onion
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt and pepper adjust to taste
  • Juice from ½ lime
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup parsley cilantro

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients and pulse until desired texture is achieved.
  • Let the salsa sit on the side or in the fridge for about 30 minutes before serving for the flavours to blend. Serve immediately if you are in a hurry.

Video

Notes

Tips for making restaurant style salsa:
  • Use fresh ingredients with an exception to the canned tomatoes
  • Use more or less jalapeño depending on how hot/spicy you want it
  • Drain off some juice from the canned tomato for less watery salsa
  • Chill the salsa in the fridge for at least 30 minutes for the flavour to blend. This is optional but it is surely the way to go.
  • If you would be using fresh tomatoes, use roma tomatoes and be sure to either roast or use the boiling method used in my homemade salsa 

If you made this salsa recipe, don’t forget to leave me feedback. Tag me @myactivekitchen on Instagram and save away to your Pinterest.

ATB

Ajoke x

 

3 Comments

  1. 5 stars


    Always game for good salsa especially when it’s easy to make!

     
  2. 5 stars
    Amazing recipe! I made this blender salsa over the weekend and it was gone within minutes of making it. It is so yummy

     

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