Several years ago a good friend gave me this salsa recipe to try.  He raved about how delicious it was and being that he’s such a good cook, I trusted him.   Then I saw the name – 5 Minute Salsa, are you kidding?
Five Minute Salsa
Well…just pass the chips because this salsa really only takes about 5 minutes to make and it’s awesome!  There’s a couple of different ways to make it, substituting ingredients you might already have in your pantry.  I like to use either fresh jalapeño or canned chipotle chiles in adobo which give a rich, spicy taste.  You can also use lemon or lime juice depending what’s on hand or on sale.  Just dump the ingredients into your food processor or blender and you’ve got fresh salsa in 5 minutes.
Five Minute Salsa

This is my all time favorite salsa to make whether you use fresh or canned tomatoes. I also LOVE fresh pineapple salsa which is perfect for dipping or as a topping for fish and chicken. Whatever salsa you like, it’s always a welcome site when it’s time to party!

5 Minute Salsa

Salsa really can be as easy as 5 minutes.
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Course: Extras
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Donya |


  • 1/2 small jalapeño chili or 1/2 chipotle chili in adobo sauce - minced
  • 1/4 small red onion - roughly chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove - minced
  • 2 tablespoon fresh cilantro or parsley leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 2 small ripe tomatoes - cored and roughly chopped (1 14 oz can of diced, drained tomatoes can be used)


  • Pulse all ingredients EXCEPT tomatoes in a food processor until minced. Scrap down side of bowl.
  • Add tomatoes and pulse until roughly chopped - about 2 to 3 pulses.
  • Makes about 1 cup

Five Minute Salsa

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