A tasty 10-minute salsa that is brimming with flavor and is just THE best salsa around!
Mexican food is definitely one of my very favorite go-to cuisines. Is it yours too?
Most every week I have a meal prep day when I make foods for the week ahead that are easy to grab when that hungry time strikes!
Weekly Meal Prep Staples
I like to prepare grains like rice and quinoa, a big pot of black beans, various spreads ahead and almost every week I make this salsa. It is simply the best salsa, and so quick and easy to make. My family loves this stuff.
It’s one of those recipes that keeps well in the fridge all week. It’s really versatile too. I have it on just about everything!
Of course, you have to really like cilantro or I guess you could leave it out or put less in. That’s something I can’t quite imagine because I’m such a cilantro lover but as they say “different strokes for different folks”. Feel free to use less – start with 1/2 – 1 cup if you’re not an over the top cilantro fan like me!
Picnic and Potluck Perfect
Besides having this delicious 10-minute salsa on everything under the sun at home, like tortilla chips, tacos, nachos, black beans, grains, etc., it also transports well for taking a lunch to go with some tortilla chips or to take on a picnic, etc. It makes a good choice to bring to a party or potluck – make sure you make plenty because it will disappear fast!
There is never a time (hardly ever that is), when salsa isn’t welcome. Everybody loves a good salsa.
And did I mention, it takes only 10 minutes to make in your food processor? So how cool is that?!
- 1 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes with their juice, San Marzano tomatoes are good if you can find them
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 10 oz can Rotel brand diced tomatoes with green chilies, mild or original
- 2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 1/4 tsp salt or more to taste
- juice of 1 - 1 1/2 limes
- 1 jalapeno if small or 1/2 large, chopped small (a few seeds and membranes for more heat)
- 2 cups fresh cilantro leaves, large stems removed (more or less to taste)
In a food processor with the metal S blade, combine all of the ingredients and pulse or process until you reach the desired consistency
Adapted from: The Pioneer Woman
Make sure you eat this on everything now, okay? Chips, salsa and guacamole isn’t a bad place to start!