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The Best 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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What Is Salsa Dip?

Salsa dip is a type of Mexican salsa that is made specifically for dipping chips or vegetables in. It’s thicker and chunkier than traditional salsa, making it perfect for scooping with a chip.

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.

Is Salsa Dip Healthy?

Yes, Instant Pot salsa dip is healthy! It’s made with fresh tomatoes, onions and spices. Serve it with vegetable sticks or whole grain chips for a healthier snack option.

Instant Pot Salsa Dip Nutrition

Tomatoes are packed with lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. Onions are high in Vitamin C and have anti-inflammatory properties. And cilantro adds a boost of vitamin K and calcium to this recipe.

Different Types Of Mexican Salsa

Here are the different types of salsa you may come across. They are all delicious and unique salsa recipes.

  • Cilantro Lime Dressing.
  • Salsa Taquera.
  • Guajillo Chile Salsa.
  • Cactus Fruit Pico de Gallo.
  • Pico de Gallo.
  • Roasted Jalapeño Salsa.
  • Chipotle Lime Yogurt Salsa.
  • Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde.

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

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.

Beefsteak Tomato

Beefsteak tomato or heirloom tomatoes are not recommended, as they can be too watery and may result in a runny salsa dip.

Canned Tomatoes

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 dip.

Better Boy Tomatoes

Better Boy tomatoes can work for Instant Pot salsa dip, but they may result in a thicker texture. Make sure to peel and remove the seeds before adding them to your Instant Pot.

Brandy Wine Tomatoes

To create an Instant Pot salsa dip using Brandy wine tomatoes, be sure to peel and remove the seeds before adding them to your pot. Doing so will result in a smoother texture.

Homemade Salsa Dip Ingredients

Here are the ingredients needed for this chunky salsa dip:

  • 1 Onion Diced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 8 Roma Tomatoes 
  • 2 TBSP Minced Garlic 
  • 3 TBSP Cumin
  • 1 TBSP Chili Powder
  • 1 TBSP Salt
  • 1 TBSP Pepper
  • 2 TBSP Paprika
  • 1 TBSP Lime Juice
  • 1 Jalapeño (seeds in = hot, half seeds in = medium, seeds out = mild) 

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Cooking Time For Salsa Dip

You will have a 5 minute cook time for this delicious Instant Pot Salsa

How To Make Pressure Cooker Salsa Dip

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

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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.

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: Garnish And Serve Your Homemade Salsa

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

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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.

What To Serve With Pressure Cooker Salsa Dip?

  • Serve with chips.
  • Serve with carrots or bell peppers
  • Use as a topping for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc.
  • Serve with scrambled eggs or breakfast tacos for a delicious breakfast option.
  • Add to quesadillas or nachos for added flavor and texture

Can I Freeze Salsa?

Yes, 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.

Storage Tips For Instant Pot Salsa Dip

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.

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Can I Make This Salsa Dip Recipe In The Slow Cooker?

Yes, you can make this Instant Pot salsa dip in a slow cooker by cooking on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours. Make sure to smash the tomatoes before adding them to the slow cooker and be sure to add in all of the ingredients except for the cilantro and lime juice.

Then, add in cilantro and lime juice before serving.

Store Instant Pot salsa leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Enjoy with chips, on tacos or as a topping for your favorite Mexican dishes. This Instant Pot salsa dip is sure to be a hit at your next party or gathering! With fresh tomatoes

How Do I Convert Salsa Dip To Instant Pot Salsa Chicken?

To turn Instant Pot salsa dip into Instant Pot salsa chicken, simply add in cooked and shredded chicken to your Instant Pot salsa before serving. You can also pressure-cook raw chicken breasts or thighs with Instant Pot salsa ingredients for added flavor and protein. Serve over rice or as a filling for tacos or burritos.

Get creative and experiment with Instant Pot salsa chicken by adding in black beans, corn, or other favorite ingredients.

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.

Salsa Nutrition Information

One serving of Instant Pot Salsa (1/4 cup) has approximately:

– 15 calories

– 0 grams fat

– 3 grams carbohydrates

– 1 gram protein

This Instant Pot salsa dip is a great healthy and low calorie option for parties or as a topping for your favorite Mexican dishes. Enjoy!

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Yield: 4

The Best Instant Pot Salsa Recipe

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 TBSP minced garlic 
  • 3 TBSP cumin
  • 1 TBSP chili powder
  • 1 TBSP salt
  • 1 TBSP pepper
  • 2 TBSP paprika
  • 1 jalapeño (seeds in = hot, half seeds in = medium, seeds out = mild)

Instructions

    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.

    Add in all of your ingredients except for the lime, salt, and cilantro.

    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.

    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.

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

    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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