5-Minute canned tomato salsa

Jul 1, 2013 at 3:00 a.m. ET

In less than five minutes, make a delicious salsa from canned tomatoes and just a few other ingredients.

5-minute Canned Tomato Salsa

5-Minute canned tomato salsa

This simple salsa, often called “restaurant-style” salsa, tastes and looks just like the salsa served at Mexican restaurants. Adjust the spice to your liking and dip everything from chips to carrot sticks to pretzels into it for a healthy, fast snack.

Makes about 2 cups


  • 1 can (15.5-ounces) whole tomatoes with juice
  • ?1/4 cup chopped onion?
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt?
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar?
  • Crushed red pepper, to taste


  1. Pulse all of the ingredients in a blender until evenly combined but not entirely smooth (you can make this salsa as thick or as smooth as you like). Store in the refrigerator for three to five days.

100s of school lunch ideas

More great salsa recipes

Sweet mango summer salsa
Grapefruit guacamole salsa
Pineapple and jicama salsa