Summer Salsa

For this salsa recipe you will need to have a blender of sorts, or a food processor. Last Christmas, we got a NutriBullet, and it has been marvelous for all my blending needs!  If you are using a NutriBullet for this recipe, you will need to blend in batches because it is smaller than a traditional food processor.

Now on to the stars of the show: Diced canned tomatoes, onion, garlic, lime, cilantro, jalapeño, salt and sugar.

Dice up about half of a red onion. Absolutely love red onions.  My salsas usually have an overabundance.

Slice the jalapeño in half. Dice into thin slices. If youre feeling bold, leave in the seeds and membrane for a spicier salsa!

The jalapeño, of course, can be a harsh mistress. One should take care to avoid taking out contacts, or rubbing eyes in general, until after you have thoroughly washed your hands.  Seems like common sense, but ahem sometimes it is painfully forgotten (yeah it was me, I did that).

Open up your tomatoes and add them into your food processor. Add the diced jalapeños and onions. Mince a garlic clove and toss it in with the rest. Next add ÂŒ ts salt, ÂŒ ts sugar, Âœ ts cumin and a half of cup of cilantro. I always put in a bit more, I’m a cilantro lover, I can’t help it. Now, squeeze your half a lime (or lemon in this case) into the bowl.

Pulse your food processor 6 or 7 times or until your desired salsa consistency appears. I like a slightly chunkier salsa, so 7 pulses is generally where I stop. After your desired consistency is reached, add in your black beans. The beans are 100% optional, but I love how black beans give a bit of depth to the salsa.

Now it is time to put those tortilla chips to good use and scoop away!


Summer Salsa
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 10
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan
  • • 3 can (14.5 Ounce each) Diced Tomatoes
  • • ½ medium Red Onion
  • • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • • 1 whole Jalapeno,
  • • ¼ teaspoon Sugar
  • • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • • ½ teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • • ½ cup Cilantro (more To Taste!)
  • • ½ Lime, juiced
  • • 1 can Black Beans (15 Ounces, optional)
  1. Combine diced tomatoes, diced jalapeño, diced onion, diced garlic, cilantro, salt, sugar, cumin, and lime juice in a food processor or blender.
  2. Pulse about 6-7 times or until you get the salsa your desired consistency. Add in your can of black beans.
  3. Taste seasonings and adjust for your taste buds.
  4. Consume!
This makes a rather large batch. If you are using a food processor make sure it can hold at least 10 cups. Or, you can process the ingredients in several batches and then just stir in it all together in a big bowl at the end.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 69 Fat: .4g Carbohydrates: 16g Sugar: 8g Fiber: 4g Protein: 4g


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