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sweet onion salsa

by Heather

Our 4th of July was pretty mellow.  We didn’t actually have any plans, but after returning from a walk our next door neighbors invited us over for a little BBQ.  They have 2 little kids and Hunter loves playing with them.  We had delicious carne asada, cheesy tortillas and this smooth, slightly sweet salsa with it.  I thought for sure she added some kind of sugar to it, but the key was sweet onion.  Genius!


In an attempt to recreate the deliciousness we ate that night, I made carne asada and salsa the other night.  Instead of cheesy tortillas we had homemade rice a roni – super yum.


Well, I need to ask our neighbor how she prepared her carne asada… because ours did not taste the same at all.  Not bad, just not as good as hers.  However, I did nail the salsa.  It was so simple too!


The food processor makes this the easiest salsa ever.  Okay, I guess opening a jar would be easier.  I’ll call it the easiest homemade salsa.  The ingredient list is simple: tomato, sweet onion, cilantro, garlic and sea salt + pepper if you want.

This recipe will almost fill a large mason jar, so it makes a good amount to last you all week.


Sweet Onion Salsa


  • 5 medium-large tomatoes
  • 1/2 large sweet onion
  • 2 large handfuls cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Roughly chop the onion enough to get it into the food processor.  Add the cilantro and garlic.  Pulse until diced.
  2. Chop the tomato and add it in.  Process until smooth.
  3. Add sea salt and pepper to taste.

I think I need to get some chips in the house to help devour this stuff!  It’s super tasty, and I’m really not the biggest salsa fan.  I have fajitas planned for Friday night, so we’ll definitely be using this with that meal.

In other news, I taped my body combat video yesterday and felt sooooo good about it.  Well, now I’m about 20 minutes into watching it and seeing all of these things I did wrong (“fix your stance!” “turn your foot!”).  Waaawaaaa.  I may re-tape it next week again to perfect it.  I don’t want to leave my certification up to chance, I want to feel good about the video I submit.  We’ll see though, I still have another 40 minutes to watch.

What is YOUR favorite salsa recipe?  Do you like sweeter or hotter salsas?  I can’t handle the heat, so I’m a sweet salsa girl.

Have a wonderful day!


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Elle July 11, 2013 - 7:38 am

Looks great – love salsa and never thought to feature sweet onion in it.

Joanna @Makingmine July 13, 2013 - 1:29 pm

Wow – that looks SO good! Thanks for sharing!


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