I LOVE salsa. But it has to be good, fresh salsa. I love sweet salsa but don’t love the mango or the peach kind. I also don’t like it spicy. I am not a huge fan of canned salsa either. I have tried every kind and it just doesn’t taste fresh enough for me. I know…I know…picky picky picky! Well, here I have for you a perfect sweet onion salsa with doTERRA lime and cilantro essential oils. I bring it to ever potluck and everyone always asks for the recipe. The essential oils give it a little extra zing to it and takes it up a notch. So I am sharing it with you so you can be the salsa champ at every family gathering. You’re welcome.
Watch how I make it with my lovely assistant.
1 can of diced tomatoes (undrained) or 1 1/2 cups of fresh tomatoes
1/3 bunch of cilantro (or about a handful)
1/4 of a sweet onion (or 1/2 cup diced)
1 tablespoon vinegar or apple cider vinegar
1/2 tablespoon agave nectar, real maple syrup or sugar (or I use 1 teaspoon of Truvia for a no-sugar option)
1/2 juice of a lime or 1 1/2 tablespoons of lime juice
1 teaspoon of minced garlic or one clove
1/4 heaping teaspoon of cumin
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1 jalapeño slice
1 drop of doTERRA lime essential oil
1 drop of doTERRA cilantro essential oil
1. Measure out all the ingredients except for the tomatoes directly into the food processor. Blend until everything is chopped up.
2. Next, I add the can of tomatoes and pulse about 5-6 times in order to cut them down a bit. However, if you don’t like chunky salsa blend away.
I like it slightly chunky so I pulse just a few times…
Add in 1 drop each of doTERRA lime and cilantro essential oils. Stir and taste. Add more of one or the other to make it to your liking. Then I just store it in an airtight plastic container in the fridge and it is gone in 2 days flat.
It is so good and my whole family gobbles it right up.
For another delicious recipe using doTERRA lime essential oil, see how to make this sweet sugar-free lemon-lime slushie.
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I’m so happy to find this recipe! I moved to California a year ago and miss Garden Fresh Gourmet Salsa. I can’t tell you how many salsas I’ve tried here but haven’t found one that said YUM.
Trust me… this salsa is the bomb! Please give it a try and let me know what you think!