California Salsa

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Dietary Interest:: vegetarian, gluten-free, low cholesterol, low fat, low sodium, no added sugar, raw foods, vegan

California Salsa


5 cups (1.2 kg)

Total Time:

15 Minutes





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  • 1/2 (55 g) medium onion, peeled
  • 1 (10 g) jalapeño pepper, seeds and membranes removed
  • 1/4 cup (5 g) fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 6 (672 g) ripe Roma tomatoes, quartered (24 quarters), divided use


  1. Place onion, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, lemon juice, and six of the tomato quarters into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase to Variable 5.
  4. Blend for 15-20 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
  5. Reduce to Variable 3 and remove the lid plug. Add the remaining tomatoes through the lid plug opening.
  6. Blend for an additional 10 seconds or just until desired consistency is reached, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades. Do not over mix, leave chunky. Serve with tortilla chips.

This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.

Nutritional Facts

Servings Size 1/4 cup (60 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 4
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 1 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 0 g