One Minute Salsa

I have to share this quick and easy salsa recipe – for all those that own a food processor or a blender- I would say goodbye to store bought salsa for good – this is so quick, easy and fresh that you can literally throw together in just a minute.  We eat alot of salsa in our house and I had wanted to can some this year – but didn’t have the chance to.  I found this recipe and I am hooked – no more store bought salsa for us.  It tastes so much better than the store bought and only requires a few ingredients that you may already have on hand.

*Note: This salsa is can be made using fresh jalapeno too – just seed and add a smaller amount in to taste.

*Makes about 3 cups
INGREDIENTS:
1/2 small red onion, peeled and quartered
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup drained jarred pickled jalapenos (or fresh – but use less and seed – unless you like it really hot)
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
DIRECTIONS:
In the bowl of a food processor (or a blender), pulse the onion, cilantro, jalapenos, lime juice, garlic and salt until coarsely chopped.
Add the drained tomatoes and pulse until combined. Don’t overprocess in this step if you want your salsa to remain chunky – just give it a few good 1-second pulses until everything is mixed. Place the salsa in a fine mesh strainer or sieve and drain briefly. Transfer to a bowl and serve. (The salsa can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days.)
Recipe Source: from Cook’s Country

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