Instant Pot Garden Salsa

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recipe by Barb Musick

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I find the salsa aisle in my local grocery store a bit overwhelming. So many brands and flavors to choose from, and how do I know it won’t be too spicy for my sometimes-wimpy palate? This is why, for barbecues and Mexican-themed dinners, I always make my own. It guarantees your salsa will be delicious and fresh, and I actually find it relaxing to chop all those veggies. This version is fairly mild, so feel free to add hotter chile peppers or chili powder.

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recipe updated Apr 20, 2020


  • Tomato icon
    8 (about 1.12 kg)
  • Jalapeño pepper icon
    Jalapeño pepper
    2 (about 28 g)
  • Bell pepper icon
    Bell pepper
    1 (about 150 g)
  • Yellow onion icon
    Yellow onion
    1 (about 140 g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    5 (about 30 g)
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    1 (about 135 g)
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    1 tbsp (about 6.3 g)
  • Salt icon
    1 tbsp (about 18 g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    ½ tsp (about 1.07 g)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    ½ tsp (about 2.33 g)
  • Tomato paste icon
    Tomato paste
    ¼ cup (about 66 g)
  • Cilantro icon
    as needed
  • Lime juice icon
    Lime juice
    2 tbsp (about 30 g)


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Add garlic clove, red onion, tomato, ground cumin, jalapeño pepper, salt, black pepper, bell pepper, yellow onion and baking soda to the inner pot
  2. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  3. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 5 min
  4. Natural release - 10 min
  5. Release pressure -
  6. Then add tomato paste, cilantro and lime juice to the salsa
  7. Stir and let cool
  8. Serve
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