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Slow-Cooked Salsa

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours + cooling

Makes

about 2 cups

I love the fresh taste of homemade salsa, but as a working mother, I don't have much time to make it. So I came up with this slow-cooked version that practically makes itself! —Toni Menard, Lompoc, California
Slow-Cooked Salsa Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 10 plum tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 small onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional

Directions

  1. Core tomatoes. Cut a small slit in 2 tomatoes; insert a garlic clove into each slit. Place tomatoes and onion in a 3-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Cut stems off jalapenos; remove seeds if a milder salsa is desired. Place jalapenos in the slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until vegetables are softened (some may brown slightly); cool.
  4. In a blender, combine the tomato mixture, cilantro and, if desired, salt; cover and process until blended. Refrigerate leftovers.
Peppers (Hot)
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 20 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 free food.

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