Speedy, easy salsa dip



It’s the season for parties, and although salsa is very popular during the Summer months, it really fits any party. Needless to say that homemade is the best!

I used fresh tomatoes for this recipe, but to save time, you could also use canned tomatoes, which can probably be stored a bit longer than fresh.

But I guarantee, your fresh, homemade salsa will be so yum, there will not be a drop left to store!


Speedy, easy salsa dip

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 2 lbs tomatoes, diced
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 2 jalapenos, sliced
  • juice from one lime


  1. Depending on your food processor, you can chop your garlic and onion first, before adding the rest of the ingredients. Pulse until blended.
  2. Add more jalapeno if you like a spicier salsa (this is mild).
  3. Enjoy with (blue) corn chips or add to your meal.

This recipe was inspired by the 5-minute Salsa from My Real Food Family

Mexican turkey rice casserole

Mexican rice casserole
Mexican casserole

Lately I have been experimenting a lot with turkey, trying original recipes (besides the traditional stuffed turkey for Thanksgiving), but also using common recipes and substituting the meat. In this recipe I substituted ground beef with turkey for a healthier alternative, and it became a favorite of my family and friends. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures when the casserole came out of the oven, so these show the frozen version of the dish.  Yes, you can make ahead and freeze to serve this for dinner later. It’s so easy, you have to give it a try! Let me know how it goes 🙂

Mexican turkey rice casserole

1 lb ground turkey
1 tbsp olive oil
1 pkg taco seasoning mix (1.5 oz)
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1/2 lb Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies, drained
2 cup cooked rice
1 tsp salt or 1 chicken cube
1 (8 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained

Brown the turkey in olive oil, add taco seasoning and stir a few minutes before adding tomato sauce, Rotel tomatoes, rice, salt and corn. Mix well, adding the cheese and pour into 2 quart (greased) casserole pan.
Cook in oven at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly.
Serve with a refreshing salad.


  • Get Rotel tomatoes without chilies or use diced tomatoes if you don’t like spicy food
  • Sprinkle more cheese over the top if you prefer a cheesier casserole
  • Add crushed garlic when cooking the turkey for a stronger flavor

Buen Provecho!

Quick salsa dip

I got this quick salsa dip from my Irish friend Ruth, who loves Mexican food! It’s really too easy to mess up and much better than salsa in a jar.

Serve with tortilla chips.

Salsa dip
Salsa dip

2 tomatoes
1/2 red onion
1 green chilli (or red if you prefer, green just looks nicer)
juice of 1/2 lime

Chop all of the above finely, mix together and enjoy.  Keep in the fridge if you’re not using it immediately, but it only stays fresh for about 24 hours.

Photo: Closet Cooking


Salsa is also called ‘Pico de Gallo’ and to make it more Mexican, you can add some freshly chopped cilantro.