A classic tomato blend that can be thrown together in minutes for those teenage invasions and impromptu parties.
- ½ onion, peeled, diced
- 1 jalapeño, seeded, quartered
- ¼ cup (10 g) fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 6 Roma tomatoes
- Place onion, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, lemon juice, and six of the tomato quarters into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase to Variable 5.
- Blend for 15-20 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
- Reduce to Variable 3 and remove the lid plug. Add the remaining tomatoes through the lid plug opening.
- 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.
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Red Salsa is rated out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by stellarsteph from Great flavor! This salsa recipe has a great flavor! I mixed the salsa in my Vitamix and think that the recommended times here may be a bit too long (maybe use the pulse function to keep it more chunky), but I'll definitely make this again!
Date published: 2015-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by SherryBabie from Easy and Delicious I've made this for my family several times. I either put a clove of garlic in or garlic salt. Use the pulse to desired consistency. You can also add a little Serrano chili for more kick/flavor.
Date published: 2016-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by phil58 from Even better with lime juice This is indeed a wonderful salsa, which I have made and enjoyed at least a dozen times. However, I believe lime juice substituted for the lemon makes it even better. In the "Getting Started" booklet that came with my Vitamix 7500, the ingredient list for this recipe (which is called California Salsa in that publication) calls for lemon juice, but the first step of the directions mentions placing lime (not lemon) with the other ingredients into the blender, which inspired me to use it instead.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by KathyM from Perfect I can no longer eat restaurant Salsa. This is a million times better than anything in a restaurant. I normally keep some of the seeds or add an additional pepper to spice it up some. It is the best salsa ever. Most of the times I just eat it with a spoon.
Date published: 2016-01-02
After about 5 seconds on level one it turned into a puree for me, just all liquified. I don't get it! I have a pro 500
Make sure you are loading the mixture into the container in the order listed. If you are having issues with this recipe still please contact our customer service center at 800.848.2649, we would be happy to walk you through the steps over the phone.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Do I peel the tomatoes?
You can if you prefer to but it is not necessary.
Date published: 2016-08-09
Would you PLEASE include instructions for the lower-profile containers such that comes with the 750 Pro Series? None of these recipes work correctly using these instructions, and I can't find any instructions as to how to adapt. Everything is pureed!
Most of these recipes will need to be doubled. It also helps to stick with the manual speed increase instructions rather than using the dial if you choose to use these recipes.
Date published: 2017-02-18
I've made this salsa and mine turns out kinda pinkish looking, not the nice red they have in Mexican restaurants. We frequent one authentic local restaurant that makes the identical recipe (I checked with the owner) and mine is not nice & red. What is up?
The quality of the tomatoes during the year changes so always pick the best brightest red tomatoes when purchasing them. They may also be using a little tomato paste to help bring out the red color during the off seasons.
Date published: 2017-05-25
I have tried making the California salsa so many times but I can't seem to get it right - it purees the tomatoes way to much and it's pretty runny. Any suggestions?
For a less runny salsa try taking the seeds and pulp out of the tomatoes before blending, you may want to increase the tomatoes amount by 3 as well. For a chunky salsa you may try pulsing it as well. Select variable speed 5 and quickly turn the machine on and off or if you have a machine with a pulse feature use that switch.
Date published: 2015-10-30
why does the food collect at the bottom and stop processing. Example: Grinding almonds to make my own blanched almond flour.
Just make sure to use your tamper for this recipe to press the ingredients into the blades, but do not over mix if you want more of a chunky salsa. Here is a dips and spreads video for reference - https://www.vitamix.com/why-vitamix/what-you-can-make#dipsandspreads.
Date published: 2015-10-12