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Canned Tomato Salsa Recipe with Patriotic Appetizers!

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You are going to absolutely love this Homemade Canned Tomato Salsa Recipe and it’s SO easy to make! We also show you a fun way to serve this for Memorial Day or 4th or July in a layered red, white, & blue Patriotic Mexican appetizer!

The BEST Canned Tomato Salsa with Patriotic Star Appetizer Snacks!

This salsa has amazing flavor! We adore Red Gold tomatoes because they taste so fresh. No one will ever know that this came from a can. We had the privilege of touring Red Gold tomatoes last year and so impressed with everything about the company. You can view the details here.

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These cute Patriotic Snacks take just minutes to make and everyone will love!

Red, White, & Blue Patriotic Star Appetizer Snacks

Red Gold has so many varieties to choose from and we love their Lime & Cilantro tomatoes that we used to make this amazing salsa.

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Ingredients

  • 2 (14½ oz) cans Red Gold lime juice & cilantro petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, deseeded
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • blue chips
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • refried beans

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Directions
Strain tomatoes and reserve juice. Roughly chop onion, fresh garlic, and jalapeño; add to your food processor..

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Add juice from tomatoes, lime juice, salt, pepper, and granulated garlic. Process on high for about 30 seconds.

Add about ½ cup of diced tomatoes and process on low for an extra 5 seconds. Add remaining tomatoes and pulse until desired consistency is reached. It’s ready to serve immediately, but you can also let it chill in the refrigerator overnight to let the flavors combine.

The BEST Canned Tomato Salsa

Now for the fun Patriotic Appetizers.

Start out by heating up a bowl of refried beans. Take a spoonful of beans and place them in the bottom of your blue star chip. Top with shredded cheese. Add the canned tomato salsa on top.

Spoon some sour cream in a baggie & snip off the corner with kitchen scissors. Pipe on a star shape on top of the chips…

Red, White, & Blue Patriotic Star Appetizer Snacks

You could also cut out white cheese using a star shaped cookie cutter, but we liked this idea a bit better.

Red, White, & Blue Patriotic Star Appetizer Snacks

These are the perfect red, white, & blue appetizers that everyone will love for Memorial Day or 4th of July!

Red, White, & Blue Patriotic Star Appetizer Snacks

Canned Tomato Salsa Recipe with Patriotic Appetizers!
 
Ingredients
  • 2 (14½ oz) cans Red Gold lime juice & cilantro petite diced tomatoes
  • ½ medium onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, deseeded
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • blue chips
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • refried beans
Instructions
  1. Strain tomatoes and reserve juice. Roughly chop onion, fresh garlic, and jalapeño; add to your food processor.
  2. Add juice from tomatoes, lime juice, salt, pepper, and granulated garlic. Process on high for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add about ½ cup of diced tomatoes and process on low for an extra 5 seconds. Add remaining tomatoes and pulse until desired consistency is reached. It's ready to serve immediately, but you can also let it chill in the refrigerator overnight to let the flavors combine.
  4. Now for the fun Patriotic Appetizers.
  5. Start out by heating up a bowl of refried beans. Take a spoonful of beans and place them in the bottom of your blue star chip. Top with shredded cheese. Add the canned tomato salsa on top.
  6. Spoon some sour cream in a baggie & snip off the corner with kitchen scissors. Pipe on a star shape on top of the chips.

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