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Instant Pot Salsa Dip

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This delicious Instant Pot Salsa Dip Recipe is perfect for football night or any party celebration. If you’re looking for a tasty and easy pressure cooker salsa recipe you’ve come to the right place.

This table salsa recipe is a huge hit. It’s perfect for Taco Tuesday and is one you’ll love making over and over again!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Versatile Delight: This homemade salsa dip is perfect for chips, tacos, or as a condiment.
  • Easy and Quick: With the Instant Pot, this amazing salsa recipe is a breeze to prepare.
  • Explosion of Flavors: This recipe has a delicious blend of tomatoes, onions, garlic, and spicy jalapenos.

Recipe Ingredients

Here are the ingredients needed for this chunky salsa dip:

  • Onion: Adds a savory and slightly sweet flavor to the salsa dip, providing a solid base for the other ingredients.
  • Cilantro: Brings a fresh and vibrant herbaceous taste to the salsa, adding brightness and depth of flavor.
  • Roma Tomatoes: The star ingredient of the salsa dip, they provide a juicy and tangy element.
  • Minced Garlic: Infuses the dip with a bold and aromatic flavor, enhancing the overall taste profile.
  • Cumin: Adds a warm and earthy note to the salsa dip, enhancing its depth of flavor.
  • Chili Powder: Contributes a mild spiciness and a rich smoky flavor to the dip, giving it a delicious kick.
  • Salt: Enhances the natural flavors of the ingredients and balances the overall taste of the salsa dip.
  • Pepper: Adds a subtle heat and a touch of spice to the dip, complementing the other flavors.
  • Paprika: Provides a slightly sweet and smoky flavor to the salsa dip, enhancing its complexity.
  • Lime Juice: Adds a refreshing citrusy tang to the dip, brightening up the flavors and giving it a zesty kick.
  • Jalapeño: The heat factor of the salsa dip.
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How To Make Pressure Cooker Salsa Dip?

Here are the instructions for making this pressure cooker salsa dip.

Step One: Add Tomatoes To Instant Pot

Place all of your tomatoes in the Instant Pot. Make sure they are side-by-side, and not on top of one another. Be sure to allow room for them to cook in the Instant pot.

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Step Two: Smash Tomatoes

Smash each tomato with a spoon or a potato masher. You want to make sure that they are crushed enough to break the skin so the juices can be released.

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Step Three: Pressure Cook Salsa

Close your Instant Pot lid and seal. You do this by pushing the valve away from you. Pressure cook on high pressure for 5 minutes, with a 10-minute natural release.

Step Four: Release the Salsa

After 10 minutes of natural pressure release, manually release the remaining pressure by using a towel or hot pad.

Step Five: Add Salsa To Food Processor

Add your Instant Pot ingredients, as well as the lime juice, salt, and cilantro to a blender. Pulverize until you have reached your desired consistency.

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Step Six: Garnish And Serve

Top with a little bit more cilantro for garnish and eat with chips, vegetables or your favorite Mexican main dish!

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Storage Instructions

  • Fridge: Once cooled, Instant Pot salsa can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. Store in a sealed in airtight container or jar to maintain freshness. The longer it sits, the more flavorful it will become as the ingredients have time to marinate together.
  • Freeze: Instant Pot Salsa can be frozen for up to 2 months. Place your cooled Instant Pot salsa in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag, then freeze until ready to use. Thaw in the fridge before serving.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Taquitos: Pair crispy taquitos with salsa for a flavorful dipping experience.
  • Enchiladas: Top enchiladas with salsa for a zesty kick that complements the savory filling.
  • Tacos: Enhance the flavors of your tacos by adding a spoonful of salsa for a fresh and vibrant touch.
  • Quesadillas: Dip cheesy quesadillas into salsa for a delicious contrast of textures and flavors.
  • Burritos: Include salsa as a condiment or topping for burritos to add a burst of acidity and heat.
  • Grilled Chicken: Use salsa as a marinade or topping for grilled chicken to infuse it with bold flavors.
  • Stuffed Peppers: Mix salsa into the filling for stuffed peppers to add a tangy and spicy element.

FAQ’S

Why Make Instant Pot Salsa?

Cooking salsa dip in the Instant Pot not only saves time, it also adds a delicious smoky flavor to the salsa. Plus, you don’t have to worry about babysitting a pot on the stove or dealing with hot splattering tomato juice.

Do You Have to Use Fresh Tomatoes for Salsa?

No, you can use canned tomatoes in this Instant Pot Salsa Dip recipe. However, I highly recommend using fresh tomatoes for the best flavor and texture.

Best Type of Tomatoes for Homemade Salsa?

Grape Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes or Cherry Tomatoes all work well for Instant Pot salsa dip. You can also use canned diced tomatoes if you’re in a pinch.

Grape or Cherry tomatoes will give the dip a sweeter flavor. If using fresh tomatoes, make sure to peel and remove the seeds before adding them to your Instant Pot. This will ensure a smoother texture in your finished salsa dip.

Canned Tomatoes For Instant Pot Salsa Dip.

If using canned tomatoes, make sure to drain the excess juice before adding them to your Instant Pot. This will result in a thicker salsa dipf

How to Turn Instant Pot Salsa Into a Spicy Salsa?

To make this Instant Pot salsa recipe spicier, add in additional jalapeno peppers or chili powder to your taste. You can also use habanero peppers for added heat.

Simply add more diced jalapenos to your food processor when you are about to blitz your restaurant-quality salsa.

Food Processor V’s Immersion Blender

If you want to make this Salsa using an immersion blender instead of a food processor that will work just as well. Simply blend the ingredients at the end in your inner pot rather than in the food processor.

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Instant Pot Salsa

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

If you want to add some Mexican twist on your meal, then you can try making this Instant Pot Salsa Recipe now.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 8 Roma tomatoes 
  • 2 Tablespoon minced garlic 
  • 3 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1 jalapeño (seeds in = hot, half seeds in = medium, seeds out = mild)

Instructions

  1. Place all of your tomatoes in the instant pot. Make sure they are side-by-side, and not on top of one another. Make sure to allow room for them to cook in the Instant pot. Smash each tomato with a spoon or your hand in the center. You want to make sure that they are smashed enough to break the skin so the juices can be released.
  2. Add in all of your ingredients except for the lime, salt, and cilantro.
  3. Close your instant pot and seal the lid. You do this by pushing the valve away from you. Pressure cook on high for five, With a 10-minute natural release.
  4. After the 10 minutes have been naturally release, manually release by using a towel or hot pad, and bringing the valve toward you to open up the pressure.
  5. Add your instant pot ingredients, as well as the lime, salt, and cilantro to a blender. Pulverize until you have reached your desired consistency.
  6. Top with a little bit more cilantro for garnish and eat with chips or your favorite Mexican main dish!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1821mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g

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