Mexican Microwave Salsa

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Simple Mexican Salsa that can be made in 15 minutes using a microwave and hand held blender.


1) 3 large tomatoes

2) 6 Serrano Peppers

3) 1 teaspoon crushed garlic

4) 1 teaspoon salt

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Step 1: Clean and Remove Stem

Clean 3 large tomatoes and remove stem part of each tomato.

Step 2: Serrano Pepper Preparation

Wash and remove stem of Serrano peppers. I like to use 2 peppers per tomato to make it mild or 10 peppers per tomato to make it extra hot.

Step 3: Microwave Bowl

Add the tomatoes and Serrano peppers to a deep microwave safe bowl. Cover the bowl with Saran Wrap.

Step 4: Microwave Bowl Contents

Place the bowl in a microwave. Microwave on high for 6 minutes.

Step 5: Remove Tomato Skin

Remove the Saran Wrap. Using a fork, remove as much of the tomato skin. Careful, the tomatoes will be super hot.

Step 6: Add Crushed Garlic

Add one teaspoon of crushed garlic to the bowl.

Step 7: Add Salt

Add one teaspoon of salt to the bowl.

Step 8: Purée the Mixture

Using a hand held blender or putting the entire mixture in a blender - blend until your preferred consistency. My preferred consistency is shown in the picture.

Step 9: Put in a Bowl

Place in a bowl and put it out on the table for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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    3 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    This looks quick and tasty! I love almost any kind of salsa, so I'll have to give this a try. Thanks!


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Correct you could boil the tomatoes. Microwave reduces the time to cook since you don't have to wait for the water to come to a boil. Also when you microwave you get pure tomato juice. No additional water. So it leaves the salsa just a little bit thicker to cling to your food or chips. Thanks for the feedback!