3-Minute Blender Salsa
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3-Minute Blender Salsa

I love the taste of restaurant salsa and just don’t love most jarred salsas. But, I rarely want to take the time to do all the chopping to make salsa. Enter – 3-minute blender salsa. Literally timed myself and even with a few interruptions – THREE minutes to make this salsa that tastes like a restaurant. Now, that is a salsa I can get on board with and my family loves it! The tomatoes come from a can, but you would never guess it! You chose how spicy you want to make it. Our salsa go-to and pairs great with any Mexican dish!


3-Minute Blender Salsa

Autumn @wholefoodfor7
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 1/2-cup servings


  • 1/2 bunch cilantro about 1 cup packed
  • 1 medium onion skin removed and quartered
  • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 10oz can diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2-1 seeded jalapeno optional, depends on how spicy you like it!
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin


  • In a food processor, pulse the cilantro and onion finely chopped.
  • Add remaining ingredients and pulse to combine - careful, it doesn't take much to combine this, I only need 6-7 pulses in my blender. Pulse until finely chopped to desired consistency. Stores in the fridge for up to a week.


  1. 5 stars
    This came together so quickly and using canned tomatoes ensured a rich tomato-y taste. The texture is perfect. My husband fell in love with a store bought salsa but it has sugar so I had to try Autumn’s recipe. He loved this too!

    • WAHOO that this was a hubby win too! My boys can’t go back to store-bought salsa since. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    My “go to” always in the fridge salsa. Quick and easy was to make any dish taste fresh and spicy.

    • This is a must-have in our fridge as well, love that it’s so easy! Thank you!

  3. This has become a staple of our taco nights and I’m making it again tonight. I can’t believe I haven’t been doing this all my life – it’s the best!

    • Couldn’t have said it better myself – so easy and tastes so much better than jarred salsa without a lot of work. Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    This salsa is so quick and easy. I love the use of canned tomatoes for this dish. Great with eggs or on a bowl

  5. 5 stars
    This salsa is just so easy and quick to make! It’s a great addition to a bowl or on eggs.

  6. 5 stars
    This is a family favorite. My husband is always so happy when I make this fresh homemade salsa, never failing to mention how much better it is than store bought.
    Very easy and yummy!

    • Wahoo for this easy recipe being such a win! We can’t go back to store-bought since!

  7. 5 stars
    This salsa is fantastic! It comes together so quickly. It quickly replaced our normal go-to fresh salsa recipe. And the best part, my ultra picky eater LOVES it, and can make it by herself. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • 5 stars
      My husband loves a store bought restaurant style salsa, but it has sugar in it. I decided to try this recipe for him and he loves this now! The canned tomatoes ensure a rich tomato flavor no matter what time of year it is. I love that it is easily tweakable for hotness, cilantro, and onion preferences. It is addicting!


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