Let me tell you why salsa is a great thing to have in your fridge at all times! For starters, when you don’t feel like having dinner, you can pop open a bag of tortilla chips and have them with your own homemade salsa, not some canned salsa from the store. When you need a snack to enjoy while watching TV, you can do the same. If you’re hosting a party, you can put your salsa in nifty little jars and get ready to receive compliments from all of your guests.
Need I say more? This salsa recipe will elevate the classic snack that is chips and salsa. You can also add it to salads and wraps. It’s so good, you’ll want to drink it! With a shot of vodka, it just might be something like a Bloody Mary.
How to make the Best & Easiest Salsa?
1.Add your can of fire-roasted tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, honey, salt, pepper, and cumin to a blender and pulse until smooth.
2.Taste and adjust the flavor to your liking.
3.Serve immediately with your favorite chips, or store in the fridge.
How can you make salsa spicier?
If you like your salsa on the hotter side, and I don’t mean temperature, there are a few thing you can add. The easiest way to spice it up would be with jalapeño seeds and stems. Add them to the blender before pulsing. If that’s not spicy enough for you, add some cayenne powder or flakes.
How can you make salsa smokier?
Do you find yourself enjoying that hint of smoke, but can’t quite figure out where it’s coming from? It’s the cumin! Add more cumin to your salsa to make it smokier.
How can you make salsa sweeter?
Those who like their salsa on the sweeter side can easily adjust the recipe to make it so. Simply add more honey! Be careful not to overdo it and turn your salsa into a sweet dessert. Another tablespoon of honey will satisfy your sweet tooth.
- 1 28 oz can of fire-roasted tomatoes
- 2 jalapenos*
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- ½ cup packed fresh Cilantro
- 2 TBS fresh lime juice
- 2 TBS honey
- Kosher salt and pepper
- Cumin to taste*
Throw all ingredients in your blender, food processor, Vitamix or Ninja and pulse until all ingredients become smooth. Taste and adjust to your liking.
It's as simple as that!
*If you enjoy some heat in your salsa, leave some or all of the seeds and stems in from the jalapenos. If your jalapenos end up not being very spicy, add in a few pinches of cayenne.
Enjoy the taste of cumin? Add in a couple of pinches (it lends a smoky flavor)
If you want this salsa sweeter, add more honey. Not sweet, don't add any honey. It is completely flexible and will work just about any way you make it.
Have a tomatillo on hand, roast it and add it in, that would be delicious!
I don't enjoy onion in this, however, if you do feel free to add in 2-3 TBS chopped red onion.