5-Minute Salsa

Reader Contribution by Stephanie Bishop
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Impress your guests with this quick and easy restaurant style salsa! You won’t believe simple this is to make or how delicious. It’s ready in about 5 minutes! All you will need is a knife and a blender or food processor. It’s bright and fresh with just a little heat. Perfect for dipping. 


1 jalapeno halved and seeded (use half or less if you don’t like a little heat or add more if you do)
7-8 plum type tomatoes washed and halved
¼ cup cilantro
4 garlic cloves (or to taste)
Juice from ½ lime
½ onion coarsely chopped
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp sugar 


1. Wash tomatoes, pepper and herbs.

2. Slice tomatoes in half, coarsely chop onions.

3. Put everything in blender or food processor. Process until smooth.

4. Pour in a bowl. Let salsa rest for several minutes. If tomatoes are juicy, some water may separate out. Spoon out water, stir and transfer to a serving bowl.

5. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.

Serve with chips or your favorite Mexican dishes. Muy bueno! Can be stored in a sealed container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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