Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Quick Salsa Using One Can of Rotel

You never know when a serious case of the munchies might hit, around here it seems to be often:@) I always have a can of Rotel (or the Walmart brand) on hand and decided to whip up some salsa. I like that this is a smaller recipe than most, I didn't add an extra can of tomatoes, just one 10 oz can of Rotel.
It packs plenty of heat for me, and I really enjoyed it!
But if you like things hotter, I'm sure adding some fresh jalapeno would be wonderful.

Quick Salsa with Rotel
10 oz can Rotel, drained
heaping 1/8 C Onion, finely diced
small clove garlic, finely minced
pinch of sugar
pinch of salt-I used Lawry's Chile and Garlic
a few grinds of black pepper
a few shakes of cumin (maybe 1/8 tsp if I had to measure)
1 Tblsp fresh cilantro, minced
1/4 lime, juiced (in a perfect world), or 1 tsp vinegar (in my world:@)
-Add everything to a small food processor and give it a few whirls.

Notes:
  • This is a nice, light salsa. Most jars from the store have a thickener in them, this doesn't.
  • Garlic... You know how you feel about it, if you love it raw, go ahead and give a clove a dice and add it all. Want extra-go for it! Personally, I grated half of the clove with a microplane and felt that was plenty. That's the beauty of making things for yourself!
  • You can eat it right away, but it would be great if it could mingle for an hour.
  • This makes a little over 1 cup of salsa.
  • Update: I drain most of the liquid from the can when I make this now, the pic used all of the juice.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

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29 comments:

  1. This looks more like the fresh that I like to get in the cooler section. Everytime you mention Rotel, I tell myself to pick some up...'myself' has a bad memory so it never get's in the basket at the market. I will be putting it on my list right now.

    I do appreciate these thoughtful recipes and little tricks that you share..I still think you need to write your own cookbook. xo

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  2. Ooh, I love Rotel! Thanks for sharing this. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  3. I never really thought about making my own recipe and you make this look really simple. The salsa looks great and very festive for parties.

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  4. This looks great, Lynn! I have to try it!

    XO,
    Jane

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  5. Earl and Lynn: This looks good ... and I use Rotel for lots of things, so I always have it too! I missed commenting on your stars and stripes pie post ... thought that was a beauty, too!

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  6. This looks really good and easy! Thanks for the recipe! ~Tammy

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  7. Love the name, I'm all about the pig. Thanks for leaving a comment about my picnic blanket. I'm a new GFC friend and would love if you be mine, too.

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  8. Lynn,
    Rotel is great. This recipe looks like a keeper!

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  9. I love this Lynn~ quick and easy! Micro-planing the garlic is a great idea :)

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  10. ... and they say that earls a pig - I could eat that whole bowl!!

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  11. This sounds simple & yummy, Lynn! I had just popped over to look for your hummus recipe to make for the 4th -- found it & will be making it! Thanks for sharing your great recipes!
    CAS

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  12. Sounds perfect to me and great for just a small batch. The one I make is way too much. I'll try this next time and I have all the ingredients!!

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  13. I love this idea! Perfect for a quick party dip. The munchies are constant around here :)

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  14. hmmmmm YUMMY! Delicioso! That salsa looks gooooooood ;0)

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  15. This looks really refreshing. Sometimes I don't like thick salsa and just have the juice instead of the tomatoes. This sounds like a recipe I would enjoy on those days.

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  16. I'm sure this would last about 3 minutes at my house Lynn, it looks so fresh and delicious. I have everything on hand in case of emergency munchies. Thanks!!!

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  17. Looks great, and I would try it with the whole clove of garlic because I love garlic in a big way. No vampires around here!

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  18. Simple quick and tasty....sounds like a perfect recipe!

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  19. Earl? Are you here today Earl? I have big news, so brace yourself. You have a long long sister and she made an appearance on my blog today. I know it's a lot to take in right now Earl, but stop by sometime if you ever want to meet her!

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  20. We love salsa in the summer and this sounds like a nice, easy recipe. I'd probably opt for a little jalapeno :)

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  21. Looks great! Love Rotel and I like that it's quick and easy.

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  22. Yummy yummy yummy! This looks so good and we had Mexican food tonight! I'll bet your salsa is better than what we had! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me, Lynn.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia :)

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  23. This terrific quick salsa looks very yummiiiiiiii!!!!!!! I'm making this recipe tomorrow, I have tortillas, so I'm ready, baby!! Happy weekend.
    FABBY

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  24. That looks easy enough. I've never found a store bought one that I absolutely loved, so I'm going to try this this weekend.

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  25. Hi Lynn,
    your Salsa is just the right thing for the hot weather.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  26. We can't get enough salsa around here. The 3 year old was drinking it the other day - seriously! This sounds like the perfect recipe. Definitely pinning it!

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  27. I love Rotel, and this salsa is great. xo

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  28. Love the fact that it is a "small batch".

    Most blogs assume everyone has large family to feed or that we want to make a huge amount and freeze it. I either end up just forget about making it or I have to do the math & scale the recipe down. With just the two of us at home now, this is perfect!

    Thank you!

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