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Blender Salsa Recipe

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.

This recipe is ridiculously easy to make. Just throw all the ingredients in your food processor or blender, process, and enjoy!

Why we love this salsa

  • Full of flavor
  • Vegetable-packed
  • Zesty
  • Super healthy
  • Fresh
  • Perfect with homemade corn chips

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!

white bowl of vegan nacho cheese with chip dipped into it

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.

corn in white colander
Use frozen corn by placing in the drainer and rinsing under warm water.

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

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.

corn tortillas begin sliced with pizza cutter to make baked tortilla chips on baking sheet

Bake at 400 degrees for about 5-7 minutes until crispy and golden brown. Very easy and delish!

homemade baked tortilla chips in basket with whole corn tortillas stacked in background on wooden tabletop

Other great recipes that use this salsa

vegan nachos in black pan with handles with lettuce in background
Vegan Nacho Supreme. Recipe link above.
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Blender Salsa Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Salsa is so easy to make, and it's much better than the store-bought. All you need is a blender and few ingredients.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until you get the consistency you like. I like mine still a little chunky.
  2. If you don't like warm salsa, try reducing the chipotle chili to only a 1/2.

Notes

Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 47Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g

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Cyn Avet

Thursday 13th of July 2017

All of your recipes sound so delicious and look amazing! I can't wait to try all of them. Which to try first? I think I'll try the the cheese sauce first. Thanks for sharing recipes that look easy to make without tons of ingredients i don't have!!

Charlotte

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

What size cans of tomatoes should I use for this?

EatPlant-Based.com

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

15 oz cans, and I will ad that to this recipe. Thanks for the heads-up!

EatPlant-Based.com

Tuesday 26th of April 2016

EASY SALSA-- Ingredients:

2 cans 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 chili (from a can of chilies in adobe sauce. Picture of can below.) juice from one lime sea salt Garlic powder to taste If you don't like warm salsa, try reducing the chipotle chili to only a 1/2.

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until you get the consistency you like. . I like mine still a little chunky. So simple and delicious! It's terrific with my cheese sauce and homemade corn chips!

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