Cheater’s Salsa {Paleo; Whole30}
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Yield: About 2 cups
Paleo and Whole30-friendly Cheater’s Salsa puts fire-roasted canned tomatoes to perfect use, combining them with fresh onion, garlic, jalapeno, lime juice, and cilantro for an easy sauce similar to restaurant-style salsa that comes together in mere minutes.
  • 1 small sweet onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and halved
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeds removed (use about ½ jalapeno for “mild” heat level)
  • 1 (14.5 oz/411 g) can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon each salt and black pepper
  • A handful of fresh cilantro
  1. Add the onion, garlic, and jalapeno to a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add the tomatoes, lime juice, cumin, salt, and black pepper and pulse a few times until it looks like salsa. Add the fresh cilantro and pulse to combine. Taste and add additional salt, black pepper, jalapeno peppers, or lime juice as desired.
  2. Serve, or for best flavor, refrigerate an hour before serving.
Recipe by An Edible Mosaic™ at