There are few things more appropriate in the summer than chips and salsa. This Whole30 Salsa recipe is simple and robust and can bring a little bit of summertime to your day all year round. And, fresh salsa in 10 minutes? What is better than that?
A stiff margarita, chips and salsa make the perfect meal in my opinion. Some people would say that is not a meal. Some people are idiots.
Add some avocado and grass fed ground beef to the mix and you have a meal as good as any. But, I have had a couple solid accidental meals made solely of chips and salsa during this pregnancy with no regrets. Salsa recipe testing is the absolute worst (okay, that is a lie).
How To Make This Salsa Less Chunky
This is a chunky salsa recipe but making it a restaurant style salsa would be simple. I prefer a smooth salsa, but I know many people like some chunk. To each her own.
To make a restaurant style salsa, just follow the instructions but before serving run the salsa through a high powdered blender for about 45 seconds.
How To Reduce The Spice
This salsa is about a medium to hot heat level. The spice comes from the cayenne pepper and jalapenos. If you want to tone it down to a solid medium I would remove the cayenne pepper. The jalapenos contribute more to the flavor.
To eliminate more spice, remove both the cayenne and jalapeno peppers. You can replace the jalapenos with 1/2 green bell pepper. This will bring it down to mild.
What Makes This Recipe Whole30?
This recipe is appropriate for those doing Whole30 because it is comprised of whole food ingredient and contains no added sugar.
Paleo Tortilla Chips
There are a wide range of paleo friendly tortilla chips these days. What a time to be alive.
My favorite are just the sea salt chips from Siete Foods. They are made from cassava flour and really do the trick for that classic chip and salsa flavor combo.
Frequently Asked Questions
Not in this recipe. This recipe was created with the intention of using canned tomatoes and canned tomato sauce. Because the tomato sauce is cooked, the acidity from the tomatoes is reduced and therefore it does not require sugar to balance. Fresh tomatoes would likely have too much acidity for this recipe.
Jarred tomato sauce is used for pasta and has additional ingredients. Canned tomato sauce is usually just tomatoes and is intended to be used as an ingredient. You could use 14 ounces of jarred tomato sauce but it would likely not be appropriate for those doing Whole30 and the end product would taste a little different.
Store in a clean jar or airtight container for up to two months in the freezer. Store in the fridge for up to 7 days.
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Did you make this Whole30 Salsa recipe? If so, please leave a rating and a comment below! I would love to hear from you.
- Cutting board
- Mixing bowl
- Lime juicer
- 14 ounces Fire roasted tomatoes Canned
- 14 ounces Tomato sauce Canned
- 2 Limes About 1/4 cup of juice
- 1 Yellow onion Small
- 2 Jalapenos Large
- 1/4 cup Cilantro Finely chopped
- 6 Cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp Chipotle powder
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 1/2 tsp Cumin
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper Optional
- 1/2 tsp Black pepper
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Dice the onion into small pieces, removing the outside skin.
- Remove the ribs and seeds from the jalapenos and begin dicing the peppers.
- Finely chop the cilantro.
- Juice the limes into a large bowl. You should get about 1/4 cup of lime juice.
- Add the chopped vegetables, tomatoes, tomato sauce and spices to the bowl.
- Mix the salsa with a spoon until everything is incorporated.
- Serve and enjoy. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to up to 7 days or 2 months in the freezer.