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Best Ever 5-Minute Salsa is the easiest most delicious salsa that you can make.
My dad has always been in charge of making the salsa for family get gatherings, because he always made it the best. Then a couple of years ago he started tweaking it and we were all like that is going on? Dad, never ever mess with a good thing. So we asked him for his recipe and he told us that really he just throws together a few things and that’s it. Jalapenos, tomato sauce, cilantro and white onion. Then he would season to taste.
So I went home and made it exactly how he made it. He didn’t use a blender,he used a food processor instead. I liked that because I love bits of onion and cilantro. And I liked that he use tomato sauce because I always have that on hand.
Needless to say I took over salsa duty. Actually we still love it when he makes it but we just remind him not to over complicate it. Let’s just say my dad LOVES garlic, LOVES! While if you love garlic as well, add some when you chop the onion, I clove won’t hurt but don’t use the entire head of garlic.
Since I still have 5 little kids that hate spicy food, we leave out the jalapeno. But if we are having more adult guests for dinner, then I make one jar with jalapeno and another without. Therefore anyone who wants the traditional heat of jalapenos, they have it available.
So try this salsa for your next taco night, big game day get together or as an afternoon snack.
Enjoy from my dad’s salsa bowl to yours. XOXO San
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- 28 ounce can tomato sauce
- 1/2 large white onion
- small bunch of cilantro, bottom half cut off and thrown out
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1-2 small jalapenos, stem and seeds removed, if you want some HOT heat leave the seeds,
- (we don't add because I still have small kids who hate spicy salsa)
Cut in half a large white one, remove skin and chop into large chunks.
Add to a food processor. Add cilantro and jalapeno, if you are using, to the food processor and use the chop setting on your processor.
Run the food processor until the cilantro, onion and jalapeno are finely chopped.
If you don't want to use the food processor, that is just fine! Finely dice the onion, cilantro and jalapeno on your own.
Add cilantro and onion mixture to a large mason jar, I use a quart size (32 ounces).
Pour the tomato sauce until it reaches about an inch from the top.
Add seasonings, salt, cumin and chili powder.
Screw on mason jar lid and shake until well combined. Use immediately or let it sit in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Here are the items I used to make this salsa. I love these mason jars, especially the blue color.
And this small food processor, I love all the colors you can choose from.