One Minute Salsa

One Minute Salsa

Have you heard of One Minute Salsa?  I’ve never been able to figure out why it’s named that because it takes longer than a minute just to pull the ingredients out.  Maybe it’s because it’s processed for about one minute. I don’t know.  But whatever the reason, I don’t care because I LOVE this salsa.

There are four main reasons I love this recipe:

#1.  I can make it year round because it uses canned tomatoes instead of fresh.  I have used fresh in the fall and that makes for a delicious salsa, too.

#2.  It uses pickled jalapeños, which I think gives it a better spicy flavor than fresh jalapeños.

#3.  I can process it until it’s mostly smooth but still has a bit of texture.  I know I’m weird but I don’t like chunky salsa ~ I’ve been known to throw a bottle of store-bought salsa in the blender and blend it up until it’s no longer chunky.

#4.  It’s so easy to make.  So much easier than running to the store to buy some.

One Minute Salsa

Yield: About 3 cups.

One Minute Salsa


  • 1/2 small red onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup jarred pickled jalapeños, drained
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 {28-ounce} can diced tomatoes


  1. In the bowl of a food processor {or a blender}, add the onion, cilantro, jalapeños, lime juice, garlic, and salt. Process until coarsely chopped.
  2. Add the tomatoes and pulse until combined ~ about 2 or 3 quick pulses if you like your salsa chunky. Pulse longer for more blended, less chunky salsa.
  3. Serve it up!
  4. {Store in an airtight container for up to a week.}


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5 Responses to One Minute Salsa

  1. Maureen July 23, 2014 at 6:44 am #

    I am so tired of store bought salsa, but hate the fuss of making it fresh! This looks so easy! I have pinned it. We are big salsa eaters at our house 🙂

  2. Virginia July 24, 2014 at 7:31 am #

    This sounds great! A couple of years ago I made homemade salsa using tomatoes from my garden. It took so many tomatoes and yielded so little salsa that I swore I’d never make it again. But this I’ll do! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Lori July 25, 2014 at 11:00 am #

      I had the same experience with homegrown tomatoes. Let me know how this salsa turns out for you.

  3. Ginger July 29, 2014 at 9:31 am #

    Looks great and I love that it’s quick and easy to make! Thanks for linking up at Gingerly Made!

  4. Shanice August 3, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    I am going to try this! Thank you for sharing this one minute salsa post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

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