5 Minute Salsa

5 Minute Salsa

Hello!  I’m Amy from My Name Is Snickerdoodle and I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the Smart School House contributor team!

As I was thinking about what I wanted to share with you today, I kept coming back to one of my all time favorite recipes.  Salsa!  I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who can resist crisp, salty tortilla chips and flavorful salsa.  Can you?  Hopefully I’m not the only one who almost ruins their delicious Mexican meal every time by chowing down on too many chips dipped in salsa.  WAIT!

Is there such a thing as too much when it comes to chips and salsa?  I’m thinking not!

5 Minute Salsa
Over the last 8 years I’ve been making this, I’ve converted all my family and friends to making it and never buying store bought salsa again!  One of the best parts about this recipe is that it only takes 5 minutes to throw together.  The hardest part is opening the cans! What’s also great about it is you can make it all year long.
I prefer a slightly chunky salsa, where my husband probably wouldn’t have me blend it at all. The recipe below is for a medium chunky blend.


  • 3 (14oz) cans petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (14oz) can stewed tomatoes with celery, onion and bell pepper
  • 1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (8oz) can diced green chilies
  • 1 green bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, quartered
  • 2 large garlic gloves
  • 4 green onions, green and white part thinly sliced
  • 1 small bunch cilantro
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar


  1. In a food processor (or blender) pulse together 2 cans petite diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, green chilies, bell pepper, garlic cloves, 2 green onions, cilantro, salt and sugar.
  2. Make sure your bell pepper and garlic are finely chopped.
  3. Pour into a large bowl and stir in 1 can petite diced tomatoes and remaining 2 green onions.
  4. Serve immediately.
  5. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated.
  6. It will last about 2 weeks in the fridge if it’s not already gone by then!
I hope once you make this salsa recipe, you’ll be converted and never buy store bought salsa again!
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