Let me introduce you to the Best Salsa Recipe Using Canned Tomatoes.
This recipe uses just one 14-ounce can of diced tomatoes.
You know what that means? Even in the dead of winter in a blizzard, you can make homemade salsa.
Best Salsa Recipe Using Canned Tomatoes (Just 5 Ingredients!)
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So, I’m incredibly fussy about my salsa.
I tend to only like the salsa I make myself, and the salsa at my favorite Mexican restaurant.
My absolute favorite recipe is made with canned tomatoes.
What Ingredients Do I Need for Salsa with Canned Tomatoes?
- 1 14-ounce can of diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup chopped onion, (I like red, use whatever you have)
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 2 jalapeno peppers (more if you like really hot salsa)
- juice of half a lime, about a tablespoon
- salt to taste
You’ll also need something to blend the ingredients into a puree, unless you want to leave it chunkier, that’s your choice.
Or you can use a blender.
If you don’t have a food processor, you can just chop everything finely using a sharp knife and a cutting board.
I’m using this knife for chopping fruits and vegetables and I really like it.
I have small hands and it fits well in my paw.
And it’s nice and sharp but not so sharp you’ll cut a finger off.
Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor or in a blender, if using. Pulse for 30 to 60 seconds or until you obtain the desired texture. Serve with chips or chopped vegetables. Store in a sealed container in refrigerator for up to a week. For best flavor, make an hour or two ahead of time.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 15Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 74mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g
Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor or in a blender, if using.
Pulse for 30 to 60 seconds or until you obtain the desired texture.
Serve with chips or chopped vegetables.
Store in a sealed container in refrigerator for up to a week.
For best flavor, make an hour or two ahead of time.
What Kind of Canned Tomatoes Should I Use for Salsa?
I like to use petite diced tomatoes but since you’ll be pureeing the tomatoes in a food processor, use whatever you already have–whole, peeled tomatoes, whatever.
You could probably even use a can of already pureed tomatoes if you like a smooth texture.
What Kind of Jalapenos Should I Put in Salsa?
This recipe uses two jalapeno peppers.
But, my motto is use what you have.
So if you have serrano peppers or scotch bonnet peppers, use those instead.
Just remember that serrano and scotch bonnet are a lot hotter so you may just need one or a half of one for your salsa recipe.
How to Use Up Leftover Salsa
- If you have leftover salsa, you can combine a half cup with tomato soup to make a really delicious Latin-inspired tomato soup.
- Serve with warm tortillas before dinner.
- Make a cheese salsa quesadilla in a skillet.
- Serve along side Spicy Shrimp Nachos
- Top beans and rice with a spoonful of salsa.
- Add leftover salsa to slow cooker chicken dish and make burritos.
- Pour salsa over a pound of firm, white-fleshed fish like cod and bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 350.
- Top a fish sandwich with a tablespoon of fresh salsa.
- Chips and salsa go great with Slow Cooker Ribs.
What’s your favorite salsa recipe?