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This is easy blender salsa mild, smooth and flavorful. It could be served with chips, tacos, over nachos or even as a ketchup replacement.

easy blender salsa for game night, in a small ramekin with chips on the side.
Easy Blender Salsa

Chips and salsa is one of my all time favorite appetizers.

And I used to always buy salsa form the store until recently… I’ve realized that making it at come is very simple and takes less than 5 minutes. Great for the times, when guests come over unexpected and you’d like to serve a quick appetizer.

Not a huge fan of chunky salsa, that’s why this blender version is just perfect for me. Minimal cutting, and let your blender do the work.

I used canned tomatoes and canned green chili peppers, which are widely available in the US.

I prefer using red onions in salsas, because they are sweeter and have mild flavor, just right for my taste.

Total cost? Maybe less than $3. A jar of salsa costs more than that in the store.

I should have tried this very long time ago. So easy to make and you can totally control what goes in it.

And you most likely already have all ingredients in your kitchen.

Easy blender salsa in a small glass jar.
Blender Salsa

This salsa is on the mild side, but you can always spice it up by adding some cayenne pepper or jalapeño peppers.

Ever since I discovered this recipe, I’ve been making salsa at least once a week. This time I made it to top this cheesy chicken nachos appetizer, the recipe for which I’m sharing next.

Since I’m a huge snacker, so having some fresh homemade salsa with crispy tortilla chips feels great!

Easy blender salsa in a small glass jar with a bowl of tortilla chips on the side.
Easy Salsa Recipe

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Easy Blender Salsa

Easy Blender Salsa – Chips’ Best Friend!
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 4 oz can green chiles, , not drained
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, , quartered
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, , not drained
  • 1/2 medium roughly chopped red onion, (yellow is fine)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper
  • pinch of cayenne pepper

Instructions 

  • Add green chiles, lime juice, salt and cumin to the jar of a blender. (At this point add jamapeno pepper and cayenne if using). Pulse 3-5 times. Scrape the sides of the jar with a spatula if needed.
  • Add tomatoes, onion and cilantro. Pulse 3-5 times.
  • Serve immediately or store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.

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Nutrition

Calories: 16kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Sodium: 275mg, Potassium: 122mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 120IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 0.7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
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Hi! I'm Mira.

I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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45 Comments

  1. I love chips and salsa too!! when we go to Mexican restaurants, I am notorious for filling up on the chips and salsa so much that I can barely eat my meal! love the green chiles and yes to the jalapeno peppers!!

  2. Blender gauc.. now blender salsa! I am just loving all the easy mexican recipes your posting now Lyubomira!

  3. I’m a total snacker too, Mira! I think having this in my fridge will have to happen tomorrow! I’ve not tried making salsa with canned tomatoes, but I am convinced. Fresh just aren’t tasting good right now because their out of season. Thank you for your inspiration, Mira! This will be delicious on my Super Bowl table!

    1. Oh yeah, fresh would be fine at the end of summer/beginning of fall, but good quality canned (I use Costco’s Kirkland organic canned tomatoes) work pretty good 🙂