Salsa From Scratch {Easy Vitamix Salsa}

Are you looking for a quick and easy salsa from scratch recipe? You’ll have fresh salsa with your favorite ingredients with no time at all! Just send it for a quick blend in your Vitamix or food processor and you will be enjoying a fresh, healthy snack.

Vitamix salsa recipe

Easy Vitamix Salsa from Scratch

If you’re trying to avoid certain ingredients due to food allergies, or avoid processed foods with additives, then making salsa from scratch couldn’t be simpler. All you need is a few simple ingredients, and the best part is you can tweak your salsa recipe however you want!

This salsa from fresh tomatoes is a great snack with vegetables or tortilla chips, and a great topping for baked potatoes or salads too!

Vitamix Salsa with Fresh Tomatoes

Fresh tomatoes are a key ingredient in this easy homemade salsa.  In addition, jalapeño, onion, cilantro, garlic and lime really give the salsa a special flavor.  You can easily cut out things like onion and garlic if you have a sensitivity or allergy to them, and add extra seasoning like chili powder, cayenne pepper, or salt if you’d like.

You can even roast your vegetables to give your salsa a smoky flavor, but it isn’t necessary if you’re in a rush.

Throw your igrendeints into your Vitamix and pulse it on speeds 1 and 2 until it reaches your favorite salsa consistency.  No Vitamix?  No problem, a blender or food processor will work too!

Restaurant Style Salsa with the Vitamix

If you’re looking for a real restaurant style salsa, the secret ingredient is a can of diced tomatoes.  That’s what gives this salsa its special and unique texture and flavor, and makes it just like you would have in a restaurant.

What are the best tomatoes for salsa?

Whatever is on sale!  I’m only half kidding.  I usually use Roma tomatoes or tomatoes on the vine, but quite honestly, you can use whatever you can find on sale or at your local farmers market.  They will still taste delicious!

Is it cheaper to make your own salsa?

You can save quite a bit of money making your own salsa, especially if you’re buying fresh salsa compared to jarred salsa.  This salsa will keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator, but quite honestly, it probably won’t last that long!

Vitamix salsa recipe

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Vitamix salsa recipe

Simple Vitamix Salsa Recipe

This is a great, simple Vitamix salsa recipe that can be customized to suit your tastes!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8

Equipment

  • Vitamix (or blender or food processor)

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ripe Roma tomatoes about 3-4
  • 1 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion about 1/4 of a medium onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice about one lime
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Simply combine all ingredients in your Vitamix, and pulse on speed 1-2 until all ingredients are finely chopped and you have reached your desired consistency.
  • Serve with tortilla chips, or your favorite mexican food. This is also great on top of baked potatoes!
  • For EXTRA flavor:
  • Place tomatoes, sliced in half, onions, garlic clove and jalapeño on foil covered baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and fresh cracked sea salt.
  • Roast for 20 min, flipping over half way) in a 450 degree oven, long enough for the tomatoes to blister and even char slightly.
  • Make sure you taste the salsa before adding additional salt after roasting

Notes

For best results: Store in fridge for a few hours before serving so that flavors have time to marinate.
This simple Vitamix salsa can be stored in the refrigerator up to 1 week in an air tight container

 

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