30-Second Salsa Recipe + Giveaway

by Jason

The holidays are almost here and that can only mean one thing, FOOD! And lots of it! One of the things that I look forward to the most during the holidays is the food. Yeah sure, the people I spend time with are cool too, I guess. If you like to entertain during the holidays (or any other time of year) keep certain go-to recipes in your back pocket for those impromptu gatherings or times when you need to whip up something quickly. One of my favourite recipes can be made in literally less than a minute – restaurant salsa!

Philips Pro Mix salsa recipe
For this recipe, I used the Philips ProMix hand blender. This recipe is called the 30-second salsa because it literally takes more time to reheat your holiday leftovers than it does to make this awesome restaurant style salsa. It also helps that the hand blender features a powerful 300W motor to get the job done at a touch of the finger. I normally make this recipe in a food processor so I was excited to see how it turns out using an immersion blender.

30-Second Salsa
Makes 3 cups

– 2 cups of cherry tomatoes
– 1/4 cup red onion
– 2 cloves garlic
– 1 tablespoon or 1/2 a jalapeno (optional)
– 1/3 cup cilantro
– 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
– Juice of 1 lime
– Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Combine all ingredients in a container and pulse for 30 seconds with the hand blender until you achieve the consistency that you like.


The Philips ProMix hand blender comes with a multi-functional and versatile 1200ml beaker (that is dishwasher safe) for blending, whisking and mixing which makes this recipe for salsa that much easier!

This salsa is so incredibly simple and flexible. Not only is it a great dip for your favourite tortilla chips but works amazingly over fish and chicken as well. The jalapeño is completely optional but I suggest using a small amount (leave out the seeds) – the flavour makes a difference. This recipe is a base and is absolutely adjustable to your own taste. The Philips ProMix and blender is available at Hudson’s Bay, The Shopping Channel, Best Buy, Amazon and Canadian Tire.

Just in time for the holidays, My partnership with Philips is giving me the opportunity give away one of their awesome products! Last month I had to chance to review and test out their AirFryer (MSRP $249.99.) The Philips AirFryer uses proprietary “Rapid Air Technology” to fry, bake, roast and grill with little to no oil! I made the Gordon Ramsay Tiger Shrimp and Glass Noodle Salad as well as my original recipe for General Tao Chicken Wings.

Now I want to give YOU one! All you have to do is register through the contest app AND leave a message in the comment section below answering the question,

“What is your favourite fried food?”

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Remember you MUST register through the app above for your entry to count.
-The grand prize consists of a Philips AirFryer (MSRP $249.99)
-Apron and cutting board from Indigo

Contest closes December 5th! Good luck to all!

This is a sponsored post. I was compensated monetarily to feature the Philips Hand Blender. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Tanja Geurtsen November 28, 2016 - 12:04 pm

Fave fried food? Chicken wings!

Sylvie St-Père November 28, 2016 - 12:36 pm

My favorite fried food is shrimp. Thanks for the contest.

Adam Snider November 28, 2016 - 1:20 pm

My favourite fried food…so hard to choose, but probably the simple joy of french fries.

Mireia November 28, 2016 - 2:22 pm

Probably chopitos! I can’t wait to eat chopitos again.

Thomas Mazz November 28, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Croquetas are my absolute favorite fried food. No matter the flavor.

Brad November 28, 2016 - 4:47 pm

Chicken wings and drumettes, in very select flavors. Buffalo is the standard bearer. Nothing cloyingly sweet.

Lilly November 28, 2016 - 8:10 pm

Karaage- homemade

carol clark November 28, 2016 - 11:56 pm

hands down shrimp and chicken legs

Eva Chan November 29, 2016 - 4:31 am

Fried clams!!

Andrea Yampolsky November 29, 2016 - 8:30 am

Fave frid food french fries

christine November 29, 2016 - 9:26 am

I’m totally trying that salsa!

My favorite fried food is THE PERFECT FRENCH FRY! Hand cut, skin-on, crispy… with salt, vinegar, and mayo 🙂

Irene Stewart November 29, 2016 - 9:32 am

Favorite fried food … it has to be Fish & Chips … that’s the British in me!

Cathy November 29, 2016 - 8:24 pm

French fries (double fried of course)!

Linda December 1, 2016 - 3:23 am

Classic french fries are my favourite fried food.

Pola December 1, 2016 - 10:55 am

Fried chicken and onion ring!

Paula Rivas December 2, 2016 - 10:23 am

My favorite fried food has to be (hands down) the Colombian empanada. The corn tasty crispiness of the outside cornmeal dough and the delicious soft filling of meat and mashed potatoes is enough to bring anyone to their knees!
Don’t forget a spoonful of spicy herby aji on top and a spritz of lime!

manda December 2, 2016 - 11:18 am

I like fried chicken.

David December 2, 2016 - 6:30 pm

I like fried burritos. They taste so much better out of the fryer compared to the microwave.

Vicky Carlson December 2, 2016 - 7:59 pm

Chicken.. It’s been so long since I ate fried chicken.. It’s my fav!

Brenda Lee December 4, 2016 - 3:26 pm

Foong jow i.e. chicken feet at dim sum! Technically they are fried in the preparation, before being stewed and placed on a cart heading towards a table near you.

Stephane December 4, 2016 - 3:37 pm


Jess December 4, 2016 - 6:49 pm

My favorite fried food would have to be french fries! 😉

Tim December 4, 2016 - 9:45 pm

Definitely fried chicken, but it HAS to be done right!


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