Thursday, April 12, 2012

5 Minute Salsa Recipe

  We night nurses love to potluck. What can we say, when the cafeteria isn't open and your options for dinner is Dennys or organizing a small feast of home made goodies I can tell you what wins every time!  But that does mean that you have to actually cook, if you are just coming on after a couple days off you have plenty of time. If you are not you may be scrambling for something that you can whip up in five minutes so you don't look like the looser who ran to Costco on the way to work.

  I found this amazing salsa recipe on Pintrest,  I cannot claim any kudos here it is not mine, but I will accept love and adoration for sharing it. The recipe comes from Mountain Mama Cooks, so if you love the recipe please take a moment to pop over and let her know.  This salsa is more of the blended type you get at real Mexican restaurants, and the best part is you can literally whip this up in about 5 minutes in a blender. The only change I made to the original recipe is that I left out the teaspoon of honey and add a touch more cumin.

  This has been field tested and my co-workers demolished the entire batch I made, this recipe makes about 3 cups of salsa.

5 Minute Salsa


  • 1- 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1- 10 oz can orginal Rotel
  • 1/2 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and squished
  • 1/2-1 jalapeno, seeded or not (depends on how spicy you like it)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • small to medium size handful of cilantro, washed
  • juice of 1 lime


Put all the ingredients in the blender and whiz for 30 seconds or so until all the ingredients are finely chopped and salsa is desired consistency. Taste for seasoning and adjust to taste. Serve with chips or over tacos.
 This really is a dummy proof recipe, you can play with the spicing to your taste. I tried a can of Rotel with Cilantro and Lime and it gave it a more piquante flavor. Also if you are a little more health conscious use tomatoes that have no salt added, I did this with the batch I took to work and no one was the wiser.


  1. Wow, that looks so easy. I want to try it.

    1. It is super easy, I'm clueless in the kitchen and the salsa disappeared in a couple hours

  2. Thanks for sharing your salsa with us. My mom and all her sisters are nurse... have the greatest respect for what you do.

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  4. This salsa looks wonderful! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

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