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Microwave Salsa Recipe
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Microwave Salsa Recipe

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I love the salsa served at my favorite Mexican restaurant, so I set out to match the flavor. I think I've achieved my goal. It's so easy to make in the microwave. Now we can enjoy salsa anytime.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 7 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 77 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion and garlic. Add green pepper, lemon juice and seasonings; mix well. Microwave on high for 30-45 seconds or until heated through. Serve immediately with tortilla chips. Salsa can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Yield: 4 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Microwave Salsa in Country August/September 1996, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 7 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 77 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

Reviews for Microwave Salsa(5)

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Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

Quick and easy. Warmed salsa is a little different, but still tastes great!

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Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

Very Good! I didn't have any green onion so I used red onion instead. I also diced up a couple jarred jalepeno rings and added 1 T. of the jalepeno juice just for a bit more spice. DELICIOUS!!!!!

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Reviewed Jun. 21, 2011

Very good.

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

i would not heat it, i think it loses its flavor when heated

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 6, 2009

Do you need to Microwave this?

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