Amazingly Quick and Easy Salsa Roja


Author: Susanne at Dish With Me

Amazingly Quick and Easy Salsa Roja
Amazingly Quick and Delicious Salsa Roja

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Who the heck needs factory made salsa from a jar??? Not this girl! And, after you taste some of my easy to make salsa recipes, I’m guessing you won’t either.

This Amazingly Quick and Delicious Salsa Roja (red) recipe is incredibly easy and incredibly quick to make. AND, it is amazingly delicious and hopelessly addictive. Well, many salsa’s are addictive to me…I grew up eating it on a regular basis and I LOVE it!

Also, I have several other salsa recipes that I will share, but this recipe is the quickest to make, and, also, the first salsa I ever made, so that’s why I am sharing it first.

You may not believe me, but I have been making this same salsa recipe since I was twelve years old. Twelve! Really, I have! If a twelve year old kid can make it, so can YOU! Everyone that has ever had it loves it and, typically, asks for the recipe. As a matter of fact, at this point in time, my salsa recipes are my most requested.

Did I mention that it is simple to make? Oh, yeah, I guess I did.

Seriously, this can be made in, like, ten minutes. It’s like magic!

You really MUST try this salsa with my Homemade Tortilla Chips. My Grumpy Tacos and Authentic Tasting Mexican Rice will pair well, as well.


Adding onions to the food processor with the rest of your ingredients, will cause the juice from the onions will get dispersed throughout the entire mixture, giving it a VERY strong onion flavor. If that’s what you’re going for, cool. If that is not what you’re going for, process everything except the onions, then mix them in by hand at the end.

So, if you enjoy your salsa a little spicier, do not discard the jalapeno seeds, instead throw them in with all the other ingredients. You can, also, add more jalapenos, if it floats your boat. OR, you could make it REALLY HOT by adding a habanero pepper! Yikes! Not this girl.

And, if you like your salsa on the chunkier side, use the pulse option on the processor, instead of puree. You can, also, cut up a few tomatoes and add those to it.

Did you know that salsa is not just for dipping chips? That’s right, salsa can be used in all sorts of different fun and creative ways. Salsa can be used to top tacos, tostadas, or nachos; can be added to soups, stews and chili; also great for making huevos rancheros; on top of cooked steak or chicken; even a taco macaroni salad. Yum! Get creative and have some fun, peeps!

I would HIGHLY suggest you make some of my Homemade Tortilla Chips to enjoy with this tasty concoction.

Amazingly Quick and Easy Salsa Roja


Super quick and delicious red salsa. Can be started and finished in ten minutes flat!
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Miscellaneous
Keyword: Fresh salsa, Quick salsa
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Author: Susanne


  • Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System Amazon
  • Kitchen Aid Citrus Juicer with seed catcher & pour spout Amazon


  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 2 28 ounce cans whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 2-3 medium fresh garlic cloves grated
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 20 grinds freshly ground black pepper


  • Dice onion and set aside.
  • Combine all other ingredients in the pitcher of the food processer or blender.
  • Process to desired consistency. Some people like it really smooth, while some others prefer it a little chunky.
  • Pour into a bowl. Add the diced onions. Adjust salt and pepper, if needed.

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