This Easy Blender Salsa is probably the best salsa you’ll ever make. It’s incredibly delicious (and addictive) and perfect for quick and easy weeknight dinners or parties! It’s been in my family for decades, so it’s tried and true!
The best part is it comes together in less than 5 minutes!
My mom’s cooking has inspired several posts here on the blog; including her Green Chili Turkey (my favorite ever!), her Basic Red Chili Sauce (perfect for enchiladas like these), several other of her salsas, and many more.
My mom loves cooking and sharing her love for people through food. Incidentally, the recipe she’s probably best known for (aside from her Green Chili Turkey) is the easiest recipe of all – this blender salsa.
This salsa has been a family favorite since before I was born! There’s a reason it’s still her #1 requested recipe after all these years.
Mom makes dozens of different types of salsas. The woman can make a homemade salsa out of practically anything! But the one that is requested the most, and also my very favorite, is the easiest salsa recipe of all. And you’ll never guess what the secret ingredient is?
Canned stewed tomatoes. Well that, and a generous amount of cilantro.
The stewed tomatoes and lots of cilantro give this salsa its signature sweet and herbal flavors and the jalapeño gives it just the right amount of heat. You’ll want to make a double batch because it will go quickly! I’m not kidding.
How to Make Blender Salsa
There’s very little chopping involved in this Blender Salsa. I do like to roughly chop/dice the green onions, garlic, and jalapeños. It doesn’t have to be perfect since it will all be blended anyway. Now throw everything in the blender and pulse a few times. Don’t leave the blender on for too long, however. This is not a purée (hence the pre-chop). It’s a salsa, and I like small chunks. Just pulse a couple times to break down the tomatoes and cilantro.
How to Store Blender Salsa
Once you make the salsa it will keep for up to two weeks in the fridge.
One of my favorite things to do when making a large batch is put it in a mason jar and give it to a loved one or neighbor. Combine it with your favorite tortilla chips and a 6-pack of Mexican beer for a great gift!
More Family Favorite Recipes
- My Mama’s Green Chili Turkey – a great use for leftover turkey or chicken
- Basic Red Chile Sauce (for enchiladas or other Mexican inspired dishes)
- Tomatillo and Roasted Green Chili Salsa
- Chipotle Garlic Salsa: “Revenge Salsa”
I love you, Mama! And I love learning your secrets in the kitchen. Keep them coming.
*This recipe for my Mama’s Blender Salsa was originally published in May 2014, and updated in March 2016 with new photos. The recipe has been the same since the beginning of time!
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Jennifer Waters says
Mary!! I made this last night for the first time and it was a huge hit!!! I didn’t happen to have a jalapeno on hand but it was spicy enough with all the green chilis — though the kids would’ve loved it with the jalapenos in it. And, yes, it’s the cilantro that gives it that extra punch.
Every time I hit the pulse on the blender, I kept thinking, “Remember this isn’t a puree!” ;D ;D
Thank your Mama for me please!
This is amazing! I’m a total lightweight when it comes to heat so I used 1/2 a jalapeño and most of the diced green chilies but not all.
I made it this morning and put some on my scrambled eggs, wow, so delicious!
Amy Wilder says
I think you brought this salsa the first time I met you. The flavor and the simplicity made it a favorite. We’re having friends over for tacos tomorrow so I’m getting ready to make yet another batch!
Yeah!!! I’m so glad you made it! We made it twice last week for two different friends who came over :). And yes, I’m sure we made it the first time we met you. It’s how we win people over and get the to be our friends 😉
Jennifer Palmer says
I LOVE this recipe!! I have made it several times now…since it only lasts 2 days at my house! This recipe is terrific as is..but also to add your own touch. I use the basic recipe but add a couple of good squeezes of lemon or lime and a healthy dash of Tabasco. I have also subbed white onion for the green and thrown in leftover fresh tomato to use up. Delicious every time! I have found it does taste better if chilled for about an hour before serving. ..if you can wait! Thanks for sharing! Will Never Buy Salsa Again!!!
So awesome! I’m so happy you’re loving the recipe and tweaking it to add your own personal touches! I’m actually making a batch today for a gathering with friends 🙂
Jay DeMay says
This salsa sounds delicious! I love how easy it is- I definitely need to try it!
Thanks, Jay. Yes, it’s super easy and everyone always loves it! Win-win!
Betsy @ Desserts Required says
Who knew canned stewed tomatoes could do such magical and delicious things? Great recipe and I love the picture of you with your mom!
Thanks! And yes, stewed tomatoes are pretty magical 😉