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Easiest Salsa Ever

Happy Friday! Did this week seem to have an extra day in it or what? I think with last week being a day short from the holiday and trying to play catch up, this week just felt really long. Oh well, the weekend is just a few hours away! Have a great day πŸ™‚


For whatever reason, my brain would not turn off Wednesday night so I didn’t fall asleep until 1 am. And my alarm was not a welcome sound 4 short hours later. I felt like a zombie in the shower. Luckily a big mug of tea helped to perk me up once I was ready to go. As like always, a plate of scrambled eggs and toast was eaten before heading to work.

Can you see the bandaid on my knee from when I fell two weeks ago?! (Yeah it’s still not healed…)

Since I wasn’t 100% sure on the weather, I pulled out two potential options for my run. I am happy to report that I got to go with shorts! Yes, you read that correctly. I wore shorts on my run last night and I was so happy. I think my legs were shocked to see the sun lol. New Jersey is getting a heat wave and it was the low 50s yesterday. It felt weird to be wearing shorts with snow still on the ground though. I got a nice 4 miles while the sun was still up. Shorts in January and finishing my run in daylight = happy Maureen πŸ™‚


When I got home, I was dying for some chips and salsa. The salsa container was empty so I whipped up another batch. If you guys wants the easiest salsa recipe ever it’s right here. The only thing that needs to be chopped up is the jalepeno and there isn’t even any measuring involved. You’ll maybe need to buy two ingredients max. I haven’t done the math but I think it works out to a bowl of salsa for under $2. Everything is listed below.


If I don’t sleep well at night then I crave junk food. I’m pretty sure that’s a fairly normal thing based on articles I’ve seen about how not getting enough sleep affects you. Anyway, the cravings hit hard yesterday (as seen by the post run chips and salsa) so leftovers for dinner was not appealing at all. Instead of forcing food into my body, Alex and I got takeout instead. Sometimes your mental health is better for your physical health! I’m not a doctor but that seems like a statement a medical professional would say right? Mentally I wanted buffalo chicken fingers and I’ll tell you that they really hit the spot.

I spent the rest of the night just hanging out on the couch with Alex. We chatted a bit and watched “The Office”. Since I wanted to get back on track, I headed to bed fairly early. I’m pretty sure I was asleep before Alex had even turned the light off.

Easiest Salsa Ever




Can of Ro-tel diced tomatoes and green chiles (I prefer the Chipotle option)

Onion powder

Minced garlic (or a clove if you have it)

Ground cumin

Black pepper



Open the can of tomatoes and drain the liquid. The more liquid in the can, the more liquid the salsa will be. Personally, I prefer as little liquid as possible but the best thing about this recipe is it’s all based on your preferences.

Roughly chop the jalepeno (and clove of garlic if that’s what you’re using). Place everything in a blender. I have this Ninja one and LOVE it.

Put in as much of each spice and you prefer. The more cumin added, the spicier the salsa will be.

Blender for about 30 seconds to get everything chopped up and mixed.

Pour into tupperware and store in fridge.


Question of the day: Do you have a go to easy recipe that barely even counts as a recipe?

29 thoughts on “Easiest Salsa Ever”

    1. Same! I’m tempted to try with two jalepenos next time just to see how it would be. Or maybe I’ll add some seeds in. Unpopular opinion here but I don’t actually like cilantro. I know I’m probably crazy but I’m just not a fan!


  1. Love this salsa recipe! I need to try it when we have fresh tomatoes from the garden in the summer πŸ™‚ It’s in the 60s here today!! WHAT?? I’m obsessed with my Ninja blender!


    1. I actually don’t like tomatoes and will pick them out of salads or take them off meals at restaurants. So I just use the canned ones and it works for me! I best it would be even better with fresh tomatoes though. Wait it’ll be in the 60s here too! Well it’s raining all day but I’ll take it. Ninja blenders are the bomb! My younger brother got one for Christmas one year and I knew I wanted the personal one. They work amazingly.


  2. YUM!! You know I love my salsa! Such an easy way to make fresher salsa– I need to do this. I like mine spicy too.


    1. Only having to roughly chop one ingredient makes this salsa so easy. Plus I prefer to have more blended salsas since I don’t like tomatoes so it’s perfect. I add so much cumin to mine it’s slightly ridiculous. Give me all the spice though!


  3. I have a chicken recipe that I make for my Tacos al Pastor that can’t even count as a recipe. It only includes chicken, orange juice and basically all the spices you have:)

    This salsa recipe looks very interesting!


  4. I totally agree with you. I know that people like to think of food as just “fuel” but I feel like it’s so much more in our society! And, sometimes, when you’ve had a bad day, food can be really healing. At least that’s my take on it πŸ™‚


    1. So true! Yes, I enjoy eating healthy majority of the time but sometimes the body wants the unhealthy stuff and it’s totally okay to give into that! Food isn’t just a way to heal after a bad day but I love getting together with friends to catch up and hang out. I never really care if I eat a little too much or don’t eat the healthiest in those situations. I definitely agree with everything you said Rachel!


      1. If you post the recipe I’ll have to try it for a party! I actually don’t like tomatoes (weird I know) so pico isn’t my thing. But it would be the perfect t party dish and a nice change from the typical chips and salsa.

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  5. This week actually seemed super fast for me, but was probably because we just got a dog last week so it’s been so different this week! Also, this was my last week before school starts up, so of course it went by faster, lol. πŸ˜‰
    That salsa looks phenomenal!!


    1. I hated the week right before school started. Don’t get me wrong I love school but I always felt like the week before it starts flies by. It’s the best salsa ever (in my opinion). I prefer blended salsa to chunky ones since I don’t like tomatoes and it’s perfect for me πŸ™‚

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  6. I seriously buy salsa every week, so I have no idea why I don’t make it homemade! I need to try this recipe! Also, I agree this week has felt looong!! Must be the getting back into the swing of things week from the holidays! Also, I hope your knee heals up soon! I know it’s no fun having to wear a bandaid for weeks!


    1. Making salsa is so much cheaper! I also hate chunky salsa since tomatoes are not my thing so blending it up is the perfect consistency! This week definitely felt long after getting back into everything post holidays. Thanks so much Allie! Fingers crossed the bandaid can come off soon.


  7. omg i LOVE how salsa is so flavorful but is also one of the healthiest condiments you can have. this recipe sounds great!!!! and i’m so with you – this week definitely had an extra day in it and we just didn’t notice…glad you’re able to wear shorts there though, my parents said new york was freezing last week!!!


    1. Same! It goes so well with so many dishes too. I hope you enjoy this recipe if you try it out! It definitely felt like 6 days of work and not 5…the East Coast was brutally cold last weekend. Windchill below zero for three straight days! We needed this quick burst of warmth.


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