Need a quick and easy salsa? This deliciously mild 5-minute salsa is just like a restaurant and completely paleo, GAPS, and keto-safe!
All the condiments.
I’ll be honest. Until my fourth pregnancy I was NOT a condiment person. Salad dressing, hummus, guacamole, salsa… I couldn’t stand any of them. But as all y’all moms know, those pregnancy hormones can change you! Now a-days I could probably live off hummus and salsa (with chips, of course), and all my salads must be fully clothed.
The verdict is still out on guacamole, though. And it’s not looking good. I’d rather consume my avocados covered in chocolate…
Easy 5-Minute Salsa.
My husband has always been a salsa fan though, and he’s super picky. Being the crunchy momma I am, I’ve tried for yeeeears – literally – to make one that he approved of. But he is super hard to please when it comes to salsa and I could never get it *just right.*
Honestly, when I whipped up this salsa for my family, I was totally just planning on feeding it to my kids. ‘Cause they’ll pretty much eat anything. I didn’t think the salsa connoisseur in my house would approve. But he looooved it! And my 8 year old son practically licked the jar out.
Besides being just about as easy and delicious as can be, this salsa also has the special ability to be as spicy or mild as you like it. And it can even be as chunky or smooth (?) as you like it, too! My family enjoys it mild with a moderate chunky texture. If you enjoy spicer salsa, you can add in some jalapeños or more cilantro, and puree it longer if you’d like a smoother texture.
The chip conundrum.
You might have noticed I don’t really use corn in anything this blog (other than for cornbread, which I don’t eat). Reason being – I’m pretty intolerant to corn. Even organic. Post GAPS Diet I can tolerate small amounts corn for a couple months, but then it starts bothering me again and I have to cut it out for another year or so. So I just usually don’t even bother.
If you’re a corn-lover and on the lookout for nice organic tortillas to convey your salsa to your mouth, Costco and Aldi both have some delicious options. But if you’re like me and stay away from corn, I suggest Siete. They have some uuuuuh-mazing cassava tortilla chips that I could probably live off. Especially the lime ones. You can buy them on Amazon, but they’re pretty expensive, so I’d suggest searching around some health food stores near you and getting your hands on some!
If you don’t eat any sort of chips, no need to miss out! This salsa will go great over a steak or grilled chicken. 😉
More condiment love.
Love salsa and all that sorta stuff? Here are a few of my family’s favorite ways to dress up chips, veggies, fruits, and salads… I’m pretty sure you’ll find something you love too. 😉
- Paleo & Whole30 Broccoli Chimichurri Sauce
- Probiotic Blender Ranch Dressing
- Honey-Sweetened Cinnamon “Nutella”
- Lacto-Fermented Sprouted Hummus
- Creamy Buttermilk Avocado Dressing
- Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- Pumpkin Spice Fruit Dip
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Easy Mild 5-Minute Salsa
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and sugar.
1 – 14 ounce can diced organic tomatoes, drained
1/2 yellow onion
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro (or more, if you like it)
1 1/2 teaspoons Himalayan salt
3 tablespoons lemon juice or white vinegar
Add all ingredients to a mini food processor (I use this one) and pulse a couple times to chop.
For a spicier salsa, add in up to a 1/4 cup of chopped jalapeño peppers, depending on how hot you want it.