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This is a great salsa recipe. The recipe is real simple and tastes great. The best part is you can make it in 10 seconds. Most of the items in this salsa are standards in my pantry/refrigerator. If you have these items on hand this can be great go to snack or garnish for meals.

10 Second Salsa

You will need the following ingredients to make this salsa:

  • a pint cherry tomatoes
  • red onion
  • garlic
  • jalapeño pepper
  • cilantro
  • juice from a lime
  • salt and pepper to taste (optional).

Here is a quick list of the recipe items above that I keep stock of in my refrigerator and why: 

  • I always have cherry tomatoes. They have great flavor and you eliminate the need for slicing and dicing because they are already petite. They are good for this salsa but also on pizza and for quick sauces.
  • Peeled Garlic. I use a lot of garlic in my cooking so I purchase peeled garlic from the grocery store. It’s a little bit more expensive but helps reduce prep time in the kitchen.
  • Onions are another staple of mine. Both the red and white/yellow. I use them in salads and in hot foods. If you don’t have red onion substitute with what you have on hand.
  • Although I prefer freshly squeezed lemon and limes, I always keep a bottle of each in my refrigerator.

10 Second Salsa

To make this 10 second salsa all you need to do is place the tomatoes on the bottom of your chopper, then add the red onion, jalapeño pepper, garlic, cilantro, lemon juice and seasonings. In that order.  Pulse for about 10 seconds and you will have a delicious and fat free salsa. It can be served with chips, on tacos, or with your favorite chicken or fish dishes. There are so many possibilities. 

10 Second Salsa

A couple of tips on this salsa:

  • If the salsa becomes a bit foamy this is normal – the foam is made from tiny air bubbles created in the chopper.  You can eliminate then by gently patting the top of the salsa with a paper towel.
  •  Watery Salsa: if you find your salsa is too watery you can pour into a mesh strainer to release some of the extra juice. 

I hope you will give this quick salsa recipe a try and let me know what you think.

10 Second Salsa 

10 Second Salsa

10 Second Salsa


  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic more if you like
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1/4 piece of aof Jalapejno Pepper more if desired
  • Handful of Cilantro optional
  • Juice from one lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste *


  • Place ingredients in the mini chopper as follows: tomatoes on the bottom, then the peppers, onion, garlic, cilantro and lime juice. Pulse until you reach desired consistency.
  • It should take about 10 seconds of pulsing.
  • Turn out into a bowl and serve with your favorite snacks or top onto your favorite dishes.


If the salsa has too much liquid you can drain it over a mesh strainer for a seconds.
To get rid of air bubbles at the top of the salsa blot it with a paper towel.
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Recipe adapted from Magic Bullet

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