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Fresh and Spicy Salsa (and our Favorite Bloggers’ Recipes Using Salsa)

What’s better than fresh salsa made with ripe tomatoes? We think a bowl of cool, spicy Mexican dip on a hot summer day really hits the spot. But if, after enjoying your snack, you simply can’t eat a bite more, we have a few great ideas for how to use your leftovers.

Our Center Stage bloggers and in-house test kitchen experts are always developing delicious and creative recipe ideas with fresh salsa. Here are some of our favorites in case you end up with leftovers, too.

Leave us a comment! What is your favorite recipe with salsa?

Salsa Egg Bites from A Simple Pantry

Clean Eating Turkey Taco Salad from Eating Bird Food

Easy Slow Cooker Salsa con Queso from Everyday Good Thinking

Southwestern Saute with Salsa Grits from The Noble Pig

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas from Everyday Good Thinking

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken from Food n’ Focus

The Sonoran Hot Dog (Tuscon, Arizona) from Everyday Good Thinking

5-Ingredient Turkey Taco Salad from Sweet Phi

Our Favorite Toppings to Make the Ultimate Monster Burger from Everyday Good Thinking

Southwest Chicken Stromboli from Shared Appetite

Fresh and Spicy Salsa

Yield: Serves 6
Author: Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen


  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 hot pepper (jalapeno or finger hot), stem removed
  • 4 tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hot sauce, to taste


  1. Using S-blade and with food processor running, drop onion, garlic clove, and hot pepper through the food chute and chop until finely minced. Scrape bowl as needed.  Stop processor.
  2. Add tomatoes, cilantro, cumin, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Pulse until desired texture is reached, scraping bowl as needed. Add hot sauce to taste.

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