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

Why the OXO Good Grips is my favorite salad spinner

How not to drain your salad

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If you are a salad or veggie lover, a salad spinner is one of the best investments for your kitchen. Just beats drying your veggies with paper towels any day! Besides ‘wasting’ paper towels and time to dry off your green leaves, there’s just no better and faster way to drain your veggies.

I’ve had one for years and just ran it ragged from overuse. It wouldn’t spin properly anymore and didn’t efficiently drain water from my greens, so I ditched it. Didn’t buy one for years because it was not on the top of my list of priorities and I thought I’d just use paper towels…

What a waste of time and towels that was! Especially since I seldom prepare meals without veggies or salad.

So when I received a gift card for Christmas, I decided to go salad-spinner-shopping. Oh Boy, who knew there were so many to choose from!

There are way too many different sizes, models and brands on the market to make a quick decision, so I did my research and comparisons, and decided on the OXO.

Why the OXO salad spinner is the best

First off, there were many great reviews of the product on Amazon. I also liked the way it looked and worked. The mechanism couldn’t be easier to use: push the button down to start spinning, whoohoo! No more manual spinning clockwise or counter clockwise, just push down!

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OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner on Amazon


A big plus? The outer bowl functions as a salad bowl, a large salad bowl!

The spinner is easy to clean and store away. What’s not to like?

I’m sooo happy with my choice!! I didn’t realize how much I missed this gadget until I first used my new spinner.

You’ve got to get your own!

Some salad spinner reviews

Don’t take my word for it, check out the video review below.




Guide to delicious European street food

Delicious European street food

There is something about bread and pastry made in Holland, Belgium, Germany or France, that will make me forget any healthy diet. When I saw this infographics guide of European street food, I realized that I only knew the tip of the iceberg. All of these traditional European snacks look so delicious, they make me want to jump on a plane to some “Old World” destinations!

Enjoy the view, and be sure to try some out when you’re in the “neighborhood”.