Cinco de Mayo blender salsas

Want the perfect dish to complement any Cinco de Mayo celebration? We have two fast and easy blender salsas to whip the party into shape. They’re great on tacos and burritos or simply with chips.

Using fresh ingredients will give an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory boost to these recipes. In addition, it helps you avoid preservatives and mystery ingredients. Tomatoes have lycopene and tomatillos carry a different, but also highly beneficial, antioxidant called withanolides. It may be hard to pronounce, but just know that they have anti-bacterial and anti-cancer properties.

Get ready for fresh flavor, fast.

Fresh tomato salsa

  • 1 red onion quartered
  • 3 cloves of garlic, pressed
  • 1  Serrano pepper, seeded and rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, picked off stems
  • 2 pounds ripe Roma tomatoes, chopped and seeded
  • Lime juice, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

In a strainer, run chopped onions under cold water to take away the bite. Add onions, garlic, Serrano pepper and cilantro to blender and pulse. When thoroughly blended add a couple handfuls of tomato at a time until all is added and blended. Pour into bowl and mix in lime juice, salt and pepper to taste. Store in fridge for up to three days.

Tomatillo salsa

  • 2 pounds tomatillos, husked and quartered
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced and seeded
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, picked off stems
  • Salt to taste

Add tomatillos, jalapeño, garlic and cilantro to blender and pulse until smooth. Add salt to taste. Stays fresh in the fridge for up to three days.

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