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California Fresh Salsa


WW Recipe of the Day: California Fresh Salsa
(10 calories | 0 0 0 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)

If you like fresh salsa, but aren’t a fan of all the chopping that’s usually involved, I think you’ll quickly fall in the love with this simple fresh blender salsa. It can be whipped up in about 15 minutes using a Vitamix, or other high-powered blender!

Homemade California Fresh Salsa

How Many Calories and WW Points in this Salsa?

According to my calculations, each 1/4-cup serving has 10 calories and:

0 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
0 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

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How to Make Fresh Salsa

Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.

Onion, fresh cilantro, Roma tomatoes, lemon and jalapeño pepper on bamboo cutting board.

Ready to make fresh salsa

Step 2: Add the half onion, jalapeño halves, cilantro leaves, lemon juice, salt and 6 tomato quarters to the Vitamix container in the order listed.

Tomatoes, cilantro and onion in Vitamix blender container.

Ready to blend the tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lemon juice and salt

Step 3: Secure the lid. Set the machine to Variable I and blend for 10 – 15 seconds, using the tamper to press ingredients down into the blades, as needed.

Using tamper with Vitamix blender while making salsa.

Using tamper while blending ingredients

Step 4: Stop the blender and add the remaining 18 tomato quarters. Secure the lid and blend the salsa to desired consistency – chunky will only take a few seconds, while smooth may take up to 20 additional seconds.

Making fresh salsa in Vitamix blender.

Finished blending the salsa

Step 5: Serve immediately. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

California fresh salsa in white and blue striped bowl with blue corn chips.

Fresh salsa with blue corn tortilla chips

Recipe Notes

Easily control the level of heat in this salsa by tossing in additional jalapeño peppers. The heat from chiles is usually found around the seeds and ribs of the pepper, which we’ve removed.

If you like your salsa spicy, feel free to include some, or all, of the seeds.

Using only one jalapeño and removing all the seeds, I’d say this salsa recipe (as written) is on the mild side.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy with your favorite baked low-fat tortilla chips, fresh sliced vegetables, over nachos, on a baked potato, alongside or on top of grilled chicken or fish.

Salsa topped with fresh cilantro in blue and white striped bowl on wood table.

California Fresh Salsa

Ways to Use Leftovers

Make this deliciously simple Chicken White Bean and Salsa Soup

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California Fresh Salsa

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Make this simple salsa that's bursting with flavor in your Vitamix or high-powered blender.
Course Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword blender salsa, homemade salsa, vitamix salsa
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 10kcal
Author Peter | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium onion, peeled
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, cut in half with seeds removed
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Roma (plum) tomatoes, quartered

Instructions

  • Add the half onion, jalapeño halves, cilantro leaves, lemon juice, salt and 6 tomato quarters to the Vitamix container in the order listed.
  • Secure the lid. Set machine to Variable I and blend for 10 – 15 seconds, using the tamper to press ingredients down into the blades, as needed.
  • Stop the blender and add the remaining 18 tomato quarters. Blend salsa to desired consistency – chunky will only take a few seconds, while smooth may take up to 20 additional seconds.
  • Serve immediately. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Notes

Easily control the level of heat in this salsa by tossing in additional jalapeño peppers. The heat from chiles is usually found around the seeds and ribs of the pepper, which we’ve removed.

If you like your salsa spicy, feel free to include some, or all, of the seeds.

Using only one jalapeño and removing all the seeds, I’d say this salsa recipe (as written) is on the mild side.

Serving size: 1/4 cup

0 *SmartPoints (Green plan)

0 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)

0 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)

0 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 cup | Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0g

Recipe source: The Vitamix Cookbook: 250 Delicious Whole Food Recipes to Make in Your Blender from Jodi Berg

*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

If you like this Vitamix Blender Salsa, you might also like

  • Mango Salsa
  • Strawberry Salsa
  • Corn & Tomato Salsa
  • Black Bean Mango Salsa

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