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Quick Tomato Salsa

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Number of Servings: 16


  • 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped (1/4 medium onion or 2 green onions, chopped including green tops)
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 lime, squeezed for juice
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chiles
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, loosely packed


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Combine ingredients, except cilantro, in a blender. Blend to the thickness you like.
  3. Finely chop cilantro and stir into other ingredients.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 week.


  • No blender? Make a chunky salsa by cutting all ingredients to desired size before mixing.
  • Try adding drained canned corn or black beans with cilantro.
  • Make ahead to allow flavors to blend.
  • Freeze extra lime juice to use later.

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