5 minute salsa

★★★★★ 1 Review
deedeem15 avatar
By Deedee Miller
from Augusta, GA

This is my favorite salsa. Even though it is easy and quick it is delicious. I grew up with my mom making it. I have streamlined the process so it only takes 5 minutes to make. Enjoy this Salsa Cruda.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

The consistency of this simple salsa is similar to what you'd find at a traditional Mexican restaurant. Quick and easy to make, it's packed with flavor. There's a slight kick from jalapenos and Rotel. Cilantro adds the usual fresh flavor to the salsa. Get your tortilla chips out, because this salsa is perfect for snacking.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 4
prep time 5 Min
method Food Processor

Ingredients For 5 minute salsa

  • INGREDIENTS
  • 2
    tomatoes, vine or plum is best
  • 1 can
    Rotel
  • 1/8
    onion; purple is best
  • 2 clove
    garlic
  • 1 bunch
    cilantro
  • 1
    jalapeno or serrano pepper (optional-if you like it hot)
  • 1/2
    lime
  • SPICES - TO TASTE
  • cumin
  • garlic powder
  • salt

How To Make 5 minute salsa

Test Kitchen Tips
If you don't like things spicy, don't include the seeds from the jalapeno or omit the jalapeno altogether.
  • Garlic, onion, and jalapeno in a food processor.
    1
    Put 2 cloves of peeled garlic, 1/8 purple onion, and jalapeño or serrano pepper in food processor. Pulse.
  • Tomatoes added to the food processor.
    2
    Quarter tomatoes and add to processor. Pulse.
  • Cilantro added to the food processor.
    3
    Add bunch of cilantro. Pulse.
  • Rotel and seasonings added to the food processor.
    4
    Add the can of Rotel. Squeeze 1/2 lime. Add cumin, garlic powder, and salt to taste.
  • All ingredients pulsed together.
    5
    Pulse.
  • A bowl of 5 Minute Salsa with tortilla chips.
    6
    Serve with chips. We like to fry our own using yellow corn tortillas cut into 1/6th slices.
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