This blender salsa recipe is so simple to make, and it’s much better than the store-bought. All you need is a blender and a few ingredients like tomatoes, garlic, onions, cilantro, peppers, and spices.
Why we love this salsa
- Full of flavor
- Super healthy
- Perfect with homemade corn chips
This recipe is ridiculously easy to make. Just throw all the ingredients in your food processor or blender, process, and enjoy!
Nacho cheese dip
I love to add this salsa to my Creamy Vegan Cheese Sauce and homemade corn chips! Believe it or not, this cheese sauce is made with ingredients like potatoes, onions, carrots, nutritional yeast, and spices. It is simply amazing, and my family goes bonkers over this nacho dip!
Variation: I sometimes add frozen corn niblets to this. Just place frozen corn in the drainer and run warm water over for just a few seconds, then add to finished salsa. A great healthy snack that doesn’t require cooking!
I like using frozen vegetables when possible in recipes unless it’s summertime and we have an abundance of garden-fresh.
How healthy are frozen vegetables?
A refrigerator full of fresh vegetables may be pleasing to the eye, but frozen vegetables have a few nutritional advantages over fresh options. The nutrient content of fresh vegetables begins to decline after picking.
This decline continues during warehouse storage, shipment to your local grocery store, and storage in your refrigerator or on your counter. FruitsAndVeggiesMoreMatters.org, a website run by the Produce for Better Health Foundation, states that food manufacturers process frozen vegetables immediately after harvest, which retains their peak nutrition for longer periods of time.
The fresh green beans you buy at the grocery store may turn limp and brown in your refrigerator after several days, but a bag of frozen green beans will keep in your freezer for months with no change in quality.
For best quality, FruitsAndVeggiesMoreMatters.org recommends that you use most frozen vegetables within eight months.–LiveStrong
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Nutrition in tomatoes
Whether you pronounce it “tomato or “tomäto,” there’s no question that tomatoes are a legitimate superfood. Packed with antioxidants, dietary fiber and vitamins, tomatoes are one food that should be on every health-conscious person’s eating plan.
From reducing prostate cancer risk to helping you shed excess pounds, tomatoes have a number of important health benefits.–LiveStrong
How to make homemade corn chips
- Homemade corn tortillas chips are SO easy to make. Simply use regular corn tortillas.
- Slice each one into 8 slices using a pizza slicer.
- Arrange on a baking sheet and spritz with a water bottle.
- Sprinkle with sea salt and garlic powder.
- Bake at 400 degrees for about 5-7 minutes until crispy and golden brown. Very easy and delish!
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Other great recipes that use this salsa
- 2 cans, 15 oz fire roasted tomatoes (these are not hot, but full of flavor)
- 2 cloves garlic, large
- 1 small onion, diced
- small bunch of fresh cilantro, if you love cilantro like I do, add a lot!
- 1 small piece of chipotle in adobe sauce, these are very hot
- juice from one lime
- sea salt
- Garlic powder to taste
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until you get the consistency you like. I like mine still a little chunky.
- If you don't like warm salsa, try reducing the chipotle chili to only a 1/2.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 47 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 9g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 5g Protein: 2g
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