Food Processor Salsa is a quick, easy, recipe perfect for tortilla chip dipping or to elevate your Mexican meal! Flavors of juicy, salty tomatoes, sharp red onion, hot jalapeños, and citrusy cilantro all combine into a perfectly fresh and crisp condiment.
About this Salsa
Food Processor Salsa is such an easy recipe a must-have side to elevate any dish of the day, Mexican or not! I love tossing it in salads, adding it as a topping on tacos and scrambled eggs, pairing it with grilled chicken and vegetables, and dipping with salty (or hint of lime) tortilla chips.
Flavors of juicy, salty tomatoes, sharp red onion, hot jalapeños, and citrusy cilantro all combine into a perfectly fresh and crisp Food Processor Salsa that will impress your guests! Trust me, its subtle, spicy crunch doesn't go unnoticed.
Food Processor Salsa is so versatile and delectable, and it's great meal prep option to add delicious flavor to your food all week long. Plus, it takes less than 5 minutes to make. Just add everything to the food processor, give it a few pulses, and you're good to go.
Looking for more adventurous salsa flavors? Try this Peach Jalapeno Salsa, Fresh Mango Salsa, or this Cranberry Jalapeño Salsa!
- Cherry Tomatoes - Fresh and full of flavor without too much moisture, which is ideal for the base of our Food Processor Salsa.
- Garlic - We use raw, whole cloves for pungent flavor.
- Cilantro - Fresh herbs make all the difference in a recipe like this. If you really hate cilantro, you can use parsley instead.
- Jalapeño - Highlights the natural acidity and freshness of other vegetables and cranks up the heat! Feel free to omit if you don't like the spice.
- Chile Lime Seasoning - A little spice and some citrus to balance everything out.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to Make This Recipe
1. In a food processor, add garlic cloves, cilantro, jalapeño (de-seeded as it already will kick some heat), red onion, oil, vinegar, and lime juice.
2. Pulse for 20-30 seconds until the vegetables (especially the cilantro) are finely minced.
3. Then add in the tomatoes and salt, and pulse until the tomatoes are combined.
4. Serve with chips, other vegetables, on top of tacos, or whatever else you’d like. Enjoy!
Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. This recipe is a great meal prep option!
Want even more heat?
Use a hotter pepper like a serrano or habenero!
Not a fan of spicy?
That's OK, too! Instead of using a hotter pepper, substitute red and green bell peppers for the jalapeño, or just omit. For a sweeter taste, use a white onion instead of a red one.
It's whatever you prefer! And depending on your preference of salsa texture, there are two ways you can make this recipe:
1. If you prefer a thinner salsa, add the tomatoes WITH all of the rest of the ingredients and pulse together. You can even blend for 10-15 seconds if you like it really smooth.
2. Adding the tomatoes after the initial pulsing will give a thicker, chunkier salsa. Only pulse a few times to keep ingredients more intact.
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Food Processor Salsa
- Food Processor
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Handheld juicer
- Rubber Spatula
- 6 cloves garlic
- 12 oz cherry tomatoes
- ½ small red onion
- ½ cup cilantro
- 1 small jalapeño pepper
- 1 tbsp cultured oil, or olive oil
- 1 tsp red wine vinegar
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tsp chile lime seasoning, Trader Joe's
- 1 tsp sea salt
- In a food processor, add garlic cloves, cilantro, jalapeño (de-seeded), red onion, oil, vinegar, and lime juice.
- Pulse for 20-30 seconds until the vegetables are finely minced.
- Then add in the tomatoes and salt, and pulse until the tomatoes are combined.
- Serve with chips, other vegetables, on top of tacos, or whatever else you’d like.
- If you prefer a thinner salsa, add the tomatoes WITH all of the rest of the ingredients and pulse together.
- Adding the tomatoes after the initial pulsing will give a thicker, chunkier salsa.
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Food processor salsa is genius because it's incredibly quick to make and even easier to clean up.