Patriotic Salsa (in less than 5 minutes!)


Guacamole gets a lot of praise.

All of it completely deserved though, the stuff is delicious.

But, there’s a cousin of guacamole that doesn’t receive the credit it deserves.

And this cousin is red.

Serve in a white bowl with blue corn chips and you’re totally patriotic

More importantly, this cousin is delicious.

And takes, literally 3 minutes to make.

Fire Roasted Salsa

This super easy recipe can be made in a matter of minutes. It taste great on chips, tacos, burritos, salads, eggs, potatoes, just about anything really. Make lots, can easily be frozen.

1 (28oz) can Fire Roasted Tomatoes

2 Jalapenos, seeded

1 medium-sized bunch of cilantro with stems removed

3 gloves garlic, peeled.

1/2 a medium onion (optional)

kosher salt

A few drops of Chipotle Tabasco (regulur Tabasco or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper work well too).

Combine all of the above ingredients in a blender or food processor (no need to pre-chop any ingredients, the machine will do it for you). Blend until desired consistency is reached. Taste the salsa for flavor. At this point more salt, jalapeno, or tabasco made need to be added.

Serve and enjoy!



I guess in a perfect world you would really have guacamole and salsa.

Think I could convince the government to change our colors to red white and green?

Did you eat anything Red, White and Blue in honor of the holiday?

What is your favorite thing to eat salsa on? Anything strange/unusual?

Whenever we have baked potatoes, my family always puts salsa on them. I always thought that everyone did that. Only in recent months have I realized that hardly anyone else puts salsa on their baked potatoes (you peeps are missing out!). I also can’t eat scrambled eggs without salsa.

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11 thoughts on “Patriotic Salsa (in less than 5 minutes!)

  1. I made red white and blue cupcakes!!! My last post had pics + details. :) I love salsa in a wrap with cheese… or on nachos… or mixed with plain hummus… or in spaghetti sauce for a “spaghetti western” meal… or mixed with ranch dressing for a really good salad dressing!

  2. That’s why mexico’s flag is red white and green. Salsa, Sour Cream, and Guac. I personally like them mixed all together. I love how you added tons of cilantro! I loooove it, especially when it’s fresh! I also want you to know that the first picture at the top — the salsa looks GORGEOUS. It looks like it’s bursting with flavah-flave.

    I eat salsa.. with anything. One of my favorite sandwiches is salsa with peanut butter and veggies, or I use salsa mixed with peanut butter as a sauce. People cringe, but it just makes it super creamy and a bit nutty.

    • I think you are right! And Italy is the same colors for tomato sauce, pesto, and pasta, right?? Thanks for the picture compliements. I actually downloaded a free trial of lightroom 3, so I’ve had some fun experimenting with that. Hmm, sounds like an interesting combo! Sometimes the oddest sounding things are the best, so I’ll have to try it.

  3. mmm great recipe! I love salsa. I use it on eggs, salads, etc! But guac is pretty rocking too. I never made it much before because my husband wasn’t an avocado fan. I’m slowly converting him :)

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