Quick Restaurant-Style Salsa

Nothing tastes better than fresh homemade salsa! This restaurant style salsa is SO easy to make, much less expensive than buying it in the store and customizable to suit your exact tastes. Get this BEST EVER salsa recipe right now, grab your ingredients (likely already in your pantry) and serve it up with your favorite chips or tacos.

Easy Restaurant Style Salsa

Have you ever gone to a restaurant and been served salsa and chips and realize, just as your meal is coming, you aren’t hungry anymore because you’ve devoured so much of the them? Same. And same thing will happen at home with this delicious restaurant-style salsa! It’s delicious and fresh tasting (all while using mostly pantry staples) and a CINCH to put together. Seriously it takes like 5 minutes from start to finish. Serve as is, or pair with your favorite taco recipe (we’ve got a few you might like).

Ingredients Needed for Salsa

  • Canned Diced Tomato (this is essential for that restaurant style taste)
  • Canned Green Chiles
  • Garlic Clove
  • White Vinegar
  • Tomato Paste
  • Red Onion
  • Diced or Grape Tomatoes (you can omit if you don’t have them, but this gives the salsa a bit of a fresh feeling!)
  • Salt

How to Make Salsa in a Blender

This explanation is going to be short and sweet because all you need to do to make restaurant style salsa in the blender is place all of the ingredients in the blender and give it a few pulses! That’s it. Depending on what type of blender to use, just start off with two pulses and then check to see the consistency. Keep pulsing with the blender until it is the right consistency for you. I found 3 pulses were enough to blend my salsa! This can also be done in a food processor.

Do I need to use fresh tomatoes for salsa?

NO! While you definitely can, we made a version that comes together so quickly, doesn’t require fresh tomatoes, and tastes just like the restaurant salsa you know and love!

Customize your Salsa

This recipe is pretty basic. Feel free to add in some other flavors or ingredients to customize it the way you want. Here are some ideas:

  • You can use fresh tomatoes if you have an abundance on hand: now, it will taste less like restaurant style salsa, but can be pretty darned delicious.
  • Add in fresh herbs: grab some fresh cilantro!
  • Add in some spices: have some fun with some smokey flavor with either smoked chipotle peppers or even smoked paprika. Other spices? Cumin, chili powder, black pepper, and garlic powder!
  • Want a kick? Add fresh jalapeño! Remember, the seeds are the spiciest part. Know your audience, too.
  • Make it different: add in roasted red peppers for a unique twist.
  • Add in some bonus items: you can add fruit, such as pineapple or mango for a tropical twist.
  • Brighten it up: once you make it, taste and if you want a little something extra, add a little fresh lime juice.

How long will homemade salsa last?

It should last for roughly one week in the fridge in a sealed container!

Serving salsa:

It goes great with so many things, like our Homemade Guacamole, 15-Minute Chicken TacosTwo-Ingredient Salsa Chicken (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker), and as dressing on our Taco Salad!

If you like this salsa dip recipe, check out these other appetizer dips we love:

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Restaurant Style Salsa

Nothing tastes better than fresh homemade salsa! This restaurant style salsa is SO easy to make, much less expensive than buying it in the store and customizable to suit your exact tastes. Get the recipe right now, grab your ingredients (likely already in your pantry) and serve it up with your favorite chips or tacos.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Yields 4 cups
Cuisine Gluten-free
Cook Time
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Difficulty: Easy
Total Time 5 minutes
Author: Lexi


  • 1-28 ounce can diced tomato
  • 1-4 ounce. can green chiles
  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes (or diced whole tomato)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender (or food processor). Pulse 2-4 times, until salsa has reached your desired consistency.
  2. Taste and adjust seasoning. Add more vinegar or salt, if needed.
  3. Serve, or store for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

  1. Avoid puree'ing the salsa completely - think if you want it more smooth or chunky!
  2. I like to chill it before serving!
  3. This recipe was originally published in 2015, and updated with new photos in 2020.


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January 28, 2020

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  1. I would LOVE to win this blender, because I recently was diagnosed with numerous food allergies and I am trying to get back in shape (again lol) so I think this would help me on my journey!!

  2. I have heard such amazing things about this blender! I’m looking to upgrade because mine just isn’t cutting it….or blending it…thanks for the chance to win, Lexi!


  3. I would use it for smoothies and soups! I am a restaurant salsa addict….I am going to try this recipe soon!

  4. So excited!! Smoothies and soups for sure! (and, I’d even try the salsa in the blender) – looks FAB!

  5. I have been dreaming of a vitamix and simply cannot afford one with my student loans. This would be a dream come true!

  6. i would absolutely love to win this blender for green smoothies and soups to keep me on track with my clean eating!

  7. I’m getting married next August 22, and I have been wanting to purchase a blender to make some healthy smoothies to jump start my clean eating to get in shape for the big day!

  8. A Blendtec would make our mornings so much easier – we start our days with green smoothies! I would also use it to make soups and creamy sauces! Yum!

  9. This looks amazing. We make something similar with roasted tomatoes in the summer and I love salsa with no chunks!!

  10. First thing I’d make would be potato soup. I’ve been pining away for a Blendtec for ages and again this year Santa forgot to bring one.

  11. I work at an accounting firm and I need a new blender to start my tax season right! I want to have a smoothie every morning before my long days!

  12. i would love to win the blender! My family just loves when I make my yummy homemade butternut squash soup! The blender would help a lot

  13. I could use a blender that works really good. I would like healthy snack food recipes for in blender- salsa one sounds good that you posted. Soups are good for ts time of year. Thank you for this giveaway.

  14. From the research that I’ve done, this blender does it all. My resolution is to eat raw foods so this blender will make my life a lot easier and my resolution a lot more fun!

  15. I really would love to use this blender to make sauces and recipes I use for my Trim Healthy Mama diet plan, we make a lot of smoothies and recipes with many blended batters.

  16. i would use the blender to make some peanut butter from scratch. also i bet it would tear through my smoothie in the morning!

  17. I would make Black Bean Pumkpin Soup! Would love a blender that actually blends *as opposed to my current blender which sort of chews the food!*

  18. Omg what WOULDNT I use it for?! Super yummy paleo sauces, nut butters, soups, green smoothies, your salsa of course 🙂 I get so much inspiration from your newsletters and IG, keep up the great work!

  19. My blender I have at home just never seems to get the job done… I would really love a new blender where I can finally produce meals and sides the way they should look/taste!

  20. I’d use it for smoothies! My parents have a Blendtec and ever since I moved out, my smoothie game has been almost nonexistent. Would love to have a Blentec to bring them back!

  21. We lost our blender to a fire last year and have not been able to get a new one. Would love a new blender!

  22. I’ve been dreaming of a Blendtec Blender for so long! My husband and I unfortunately have to resort to using a cheap, small food processor for all of our kitchen needs. We love making salsas, smoothies, soups, etc. and would be absolutely thrilled to call a Blendtec ours!!!

  23. So excited to try this salsa. Would be so much better with a new blender! Would like to see soups that aren’t creamy for the blender

  24. Who couldnt use a new blender!! We’ve recently adapted our diet to a paleo diet to help with my husband’s health issues. So many of the recipes that we have found and LOVE call for a good blender! We have one… but it’s just not making the cut! Not to mention.. salsa is our favorite!

  25. I would use this blender to A) make your salsa, B) grind my own nut butters, C) crush some SFH protein smoothies, D) blend batters, doughs, soups, sauces, dips, etc. etc. etc. and E) sleep with like a teddy bear 😀

  26. My blender broke recently and i miss making homemade salad dressing, soups and smoothies in it. I would LOVE this blender. Subbing in the immersion blender while blender-les has been making giant messes in my kitchen. This blender would get so much love in my kitchen.

  27. I use it to make amazing smoothies and purred soups. My weak crappy blender finally fizzled out last weeK! I need a new one!

  28. I am getting married in June and I would love the blender as we begin our life together 🙂 I am beginning to follow a paleo lifestyle full time and want to be able to make as much as my own food as possible, including nut butters, coconut butter and SALSA! It would be a dreaaaaam to get this blender!

  29. love you blog / newsletter.
    thanks so much for all the info
    BLENDTEC .. nothing more needs said .. I would love one !!

  30. I would love to have this blender to make salsa, soups, dips, and smoothies!!! Thank you for the chance to win a a great product!!

  31. I would love this! I’d make smoothies, salsas, nut butters, and most importantly coconut butter (it’s so expensive to buy at the store)!

  32. I’d love to make purées for baby food, and to feed my nut butter addiction and make my own butter creations!

  33. This recipe for salsa looks so delicious because it’s homemade and not from a jar! It’d make an awesome crowd pleaser at parties that guests would keep going back for more! I’d love to whip up delicious smoothies and more with a blendtec !

  34. I would love to make smoothies that are actually smooth unlike ones from my cheap blender. So healthy paleo smoothies would be great!

  35. There are so many things my family could use this blender for especially smoothies, milkshakes and homemade ice creams and sorbets.

  36. My husband who has been trying to shed off weight for serious health reasons would greatly be helped by this powerful blender in which I could blend vegetables and fruits that he should be consuming all day, seven days a week. It would help us both greatly! Best of luck to everyone!

  37. I would seriously use this blender for everything! Smoothies, homemade hummus, dips, and all kinds of fun sauces. I’ve wanted and needed a new blender for so long! 🙂

  38. The salsa recipe looks delicious. I am a frequent smoothie maker, so I would get a lot of use out of it making those. I also like making cauliflower Alfredo sauce and would probably use it to explore more recipes.

  39. I would love this blender! I want an easy, efficient appliance to make all sorts of good, clean soups and smoothies

  40. Thanks so much for the great giveaway! I have ALWAYS wanted one of these! I would make yummy soups to stay warm for the winter! xo Love your blog and amazing recipes!

  41. I would love, love, love to win this blender, but cannot afford to buy it. I continue to use an OLD Oster blender, which works but doesn’t have all the great functions!! Please??!! I love your recipes!

  42. Hi Lexi- I absolutely love your blog! I`ve been following you for a while now ever since I found you on pinterest. I tried to add a comment for the Blender Give away but the website did not allow. So I am leaving a comment here. What would I do with this blender! I only have a bullet at home and find that all my smoothies are very choppy and not thoroughly cut down. If I could afford a new Blender of that value I would use it all the time with smoothies and homemade soup.It would be a dream to get this blender!

  43. I would love to use this blender to make my homemade salsa. My friends and family really enjoy it. A blender that makes salsa restaurant style would be perfect. I won’t have to use my hands to chop fresh items.

  44. I totally need this! Have been following a no sugar, no dairy, no gluten diet for 9 months with great results – and this would make meal prep SOOOO much easier!!

  45. My love for smoothies has taken its toll on my blender the motor doesn’t sound happy when it runs anymore. I would love a new high powered blender for this smoothie habit, but unless I win this one it’s not in the future since I just moved and haven’t found a job yet.

  46. I make all of my daughters food as well as all of my own sauces and dips so this blender would really be a life changer!

  47. I would love to use this blender to make my homemade salsa. My friends and family really enjoy it. A blender that makes salsa restaurant style would be perfect. I won’t have to use my hands to chop fresh items.

  48. That Salsa looks so good! I have been dying to get one of these blenders but they are currently not in my price range 😉

  49. It would be so much more fun in the kitchen to have an A+++ blender!! The blender and food processor I currently own have not stood up to the recipes that I’ve tried. I can’t make nut butter (the Ninja blender/food processor has corners so the nut meal just gets stuck in the corners and my blender is not powerful enough) and nut meals/flours don’t turn out great. I’d love to be able to make more consistent nut butters myself to save some money!

  50. everything!!! …… Smoothies. Pancake batter. Waffle batter. Salsas. Bread batter. Bulletproof coffee. To name a few

  51. Thanks for all of your tasty recipes! And for this amazing giveaway!
    This blender would be my go to cooking appliance – smoothies, blender bread, salsa, soup.

  52. I have a Ninja right now and it just doesn’t do the job for our homemade almond milk. I’ve wanted one of these for a long time, but on the spendy side!

  53. I am 9 months pregnant with my first child and a blender would help our family tremendously! I plan on making all of his baby food myself & I will also be breastfeeding. A blender would help make quick, healthy meals for a new mom on the go! I’ll be returning to work full-time & would love the convience a new blender would bring to our life as well as the peace of mind knowing I am feeding every member of my family healthy, wholesome foods I’ve created myself.

  54. Due to my health concerns, I try to have a smoothie every day with things like kale in it. Our present blender sometimes “acts up”, making it difficult to get the texture I want for my smoothie. This blender being offered sounds like a little taste of Heaven compared to what we have been using and we would no doubt find other fabulous ways to put it to use! Thanks for making the offer available to us!

  55. This giveaway rocks! I burned out my old blender trying to make homemade dog food! Ha! I’d love to make healthy smoothies for my picky teens, with this!

  56. Love this! I use my blender every day and it is definitely reaching the end of its lifespan. The Blendtec Blender looks amazing!!

  57. I really want to win this blender…….my husband and I are making a lot more recipes at home that require this and I would LOVE to win one!! Pick me please!!!

  58. I’m in love with smoothie because i can trick my kids into eating more vegetables. . I also wanna try making soups and healthy desserts.

  59. I’d love this blender. I had just started looking at blenders to purchase when I discovered how expensive they are. This would be wonderful to have.

  60. I’m pretty new to this clean eating journey and, like you, am not going to spend a ton of money on a new blender. But, I sure spend a lot of time with my little old one and I use it constantly now cause I’m making so many new clean recipes. Hummus, bean things, …….

  61. I’ve been wanting to get his blending for a while now! My husband and I love using our blender but it’s on its last blade! PS Thanks for always making yummy recipes!

  62. I love homemade salsa! My current blender works to do an easy salsa, but this new one would be awesome to make homemade nut butters and almond milk! Thanks for the recipe!

  63. I would live to try this blender. I have just begun to switch my diet. I recently had a baby and my good eating feel to the way side. I want to promote good eating for my daughter and my husband.

  64. I’ve been wanting to purchase a blendtec for years! Just never had the extra money to do so. I would love to make smoothies, salsa, soup, homemade mayo, homemade dressings. I make my own bread and I would love to be able to grind my own wheat. So many options with this blender!!

  65. I would LOVE a new blender. I make smoothies every day, and have gone through two blenders, two years. I would also use it to make soups. My two girls love homemade tomato soup! Love your blog!

  66. Looking to step up my smoothie/green juice game and I need a new blender!!! Heard great things about the Blendtec!

  67. well, of COURSE i’d be using this beast for smoothies 🙂 but also, homemade nut butters! i’ve always wanted to try those out!

  68. I used to think Blenders were only for milk shakes & Smoothies: thanks for all your recipes – this has really changed my mind!

  69. Changing my family’s eating habits is very important to me. I see juicing and smoothies as a way to change eating habits and a Blendtec would definitely take me there.

  70. Our current blender is on its last leg . . . I would use a Blendtec blender for soups, smoothies, nut butters, and much more!

  71. I use a blender for smoothies, hummus, soups, dips, etc, etc…till the cows come home! I’ve been limping along with a common use blender but, oh my, would I LOVE a Blendtec Blender!!! I’d like to lose weight by making clean, healthy, blender recipes!!

  72. Oh I would love a Blendtec o make some yummy squash soup and would love to try your salsa recipe with it!!!!

  73. We are trying to have a healthier lifestyle for the new yr. Teaching daughter lifelong helthy habits. I would love for soups and smoothies. Thanks for chance

  74. I would love to use it for making everything! Nut butters, smoothies, salsa, guacamole, coconut milk … the list seems endless!

  75. Oh my gosh, I would make so many wonderful things. I would make salsa, guacamole, smoothies, soups etc.. It would be super fun. I am trying to eat healthier and this would make it fun to experiment with.

  76. I have been wanting a Blendtec for awhile — plan to use it for smoothies, almond milk, peanut butter, salsa, guacamole, . . .. the list goes on!!

  77. Fingers crossed! Just graduated and moved out on my own so this would be a great addition to my small but growing kitchen appliances!

  78. I would love to make smoothies galor!!!! I have so many uses for this, it would definitely come in handy at my house! Thanks for this giveaway : )

  79. I’ve kind of been on a mustard kick lately, so I’d love to make some homemade mustards with the Blendtec. I’d also like to maybe make some almond butter as well.

  80. I purchased the Designer 725 and I use it at least three to four times a day ……….I would love to win another one just to give to my daughter in law, so she can make healthy smoothies, soups, etc for my two beautiful grandkids and my son…….they are very health conscious family, so a new powerful top-of-the-line blender would be a perfect addition to their kitchen!.

  81. I would enjoy using this Blendtec for making veggie mashes, I do roasted cauli a lot, broccoli, peas, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted turnips, roasted parsnips and roasted carrots the most.

  82. I’m sure there are ways to use it that I haven’t even thought of yet, but the first thing I’m going to do is make a yummy smoothie!!! 🙂

  83. I blend things pretty much on a daily basis and wear through blenders incredibly quickly. I have a great plantain pancake recipe that I make often, so that would definitely happen. But, I’m very excited about the prospect of perfectly smooth nut and seed butters.

  84. I love the idea of making sauces, dressings, smoothies in a blender, but I gave my old blender to my sister and haven’t been able to get a decent one yet. This would be great for those items and more!

  85. I have a smoothie almost every morning for breakfast, so I’d love to whip them up in this gorgeous machine!

  86. Oh my gosh, that salsa! Salsa and guacamole are staples in my house and that’s just the beginning of the good use this amazing blender would get!

  87. I frequently have gatherings of artists in my studio and I love to have good food for us. We have many fruit trees and a big garden. I love to make avocado, kale and carrot and fruit smoothies, guacamole, salsa, macadamia nut butter, etc etc and share the love. The blendtec sounds great, Thanks for a great website.

  88. I sooo need this! Broken blender for 6 years, magic bullet does not blend 90% of what I make and end up stirring, plus making the same recipe 20 times for parties. Great giveaway! This is my dream!!!!

  89. This would be amazing to receive before graduating college and getting my own apartment – I cannot wait for a kitchen of my own, what a nice addition this would make!! Crossing my fingers

  90. One of my favorite things about visiting my parent’s house is using their Blendtec to make pesto and salsa! But I’m definitely trying this recipe next time. Thanks!

  91. I have a blender, but it’s in the cupboard covered in dust. Maybe I need to get it out and try this recipe!

  92. I would love to win a new blender. I’m currently using a magic bullet, and it definately doesn’t have the power the blendtec has. 🙂

  93. I would absolutely LOVE this!!! I would use it for everything…soups, sauces, purées, ect. But the thing that gets me most excited is to try the healthy smoothie craze for me and my family but especially my 5 year old little boy! He is such a picky eater! I honestly can’t get him to eat any fruits or veggies. We are taking baby steps and he just barely learned he liked apples! I tried to force strawberries down him not too long ago…and he threw up!

  94. I have always wanted one of these…and I would use it for green smoothies, soups, salsas, everything! 🙂

  95. What a treat to have found your website and beautiful recipes! Thank you for sharing! I’d love to see a recipe for a creamy sweet potato soup! Oh, and to win the Blendtech would be such an unbelievable treat! Thank you!

  96. I’d love to have a blender that actually does what a blender is suppose to do! I’d make homemade Hummus instead of buying store bought! So much more healthier for you!

  97. I would use the blender to make some delicious soups and thick smoothies. It would definitely make cooking more time efficient for me, which is something I always look for as a college student.

  98. Someday I would like to get a nice blender like this. My Mom is sold on the Vitamix and uses it constantly. =)

  99. Always looking for new fresh, unique, and healthy recipes! Love using blenders for sauces and healthy morning smoothies! Love following lexiscleankitchen for new ideas!

  100. If I win my premie sons will be able to eat fresh fruits and foods to make them stronger and heather each day 🙂

  101. This would be timely, since my old cheapo blender is on the fritz. Blender salsa would surely be yummier without black substances from the broken seal leaking into it!

  102. I would love to use it to make nut butters, sauces, soups, and of course, I would love to try your blender salsa recipe! 🙂

  103. Ive been looking for a good blender to make soups, nut butters and smoothies! Love a good smoothie to start my day or as a snack- I’ve been dying to make you banana coffee protein smoothie.

  104. I have been wanting to purchase a new blender to make nut butters and do everything in!
    Especially all my clean eating recipes…soups…protein breads..pancakes..bars. All of it!
    This sounds like the perfect tool for it all!

  105. I would love to use this for more non-traditional functions, like grinding nuts for my paleo bread recipes, but also for soups, salad dressings, and of yummy smoothies!

  106. Yogurt smoothies! They make my stomach much happier. Then I’ll try your salsa recipe.
    It sounds good and easy too!

  107. Obviously I’d love to make this delicious salsa with my new Blendtec Blender. But more than that, I love making healthy pesto, sauces, hummus, raw ice cream even, and of course, my yummy morning and afternoon smoothies. I love my juicer but some things are just better blended!

  108. OMG wow!!! A smoothie lovers dream!!! I have a cheap blender but this is my dream!!! I followed you on instagram! My insta is @camila_melodyxo how do I enter the contest!? Am I entered by following and leaving a comment or do I need to so something else? Please let me know! 🙂

  109. I’d use to mix batters for pancakes & waffles, frozen cocktails, smoothies, creamed soups and so many other amazing recipes

  110. Like you I have gone through many blenders and need a dependable one. I am a real food eater and health coach. I would love to be able to make soups right on the spot for my family and for demo’s for my clients.

  111. I’d make a bunch of different nut butter flavors, and some coconut butter too. (And some wine slushies for my roommate). Being able to grind some gluten free flours would be great as well!

  112. I need a new blender. Mine is from 1996 when I was in college and although I love it and the little chopper that came with it, I really need a new one. When I make homemade mayo it sounds like it is going to die as I am drizzling the oil into it. It smells a little hot as well.

  113. I’d love to make some green smoothies. My current blender makes them too chunky and I can’t stand the consistency when I drink them….I’ve heard good reviews about the Blendtec line.

  114. I would LOVE to make green smoothies. My current blender is AWFUL, it takes 30 minutes to make hummus, and I won’t even attempt a green smoothie in it!

  115. I want to see recipes that use the blender for other functions, not just smoothies and purees, so we can have tips on how to use ours better! Chopping nuts, shredding chicken, etc.

  116. i would make a ton of things. my blender broke and my food processor is dying a slow painful death! Hard to support a paleo lifestyle without these tools!

  117. I just started making my own nut butters and I could really use an awesome blender to make my butters more creamy and delicious!

  118. Would love to win this blender I currently have a Bella mini blender but it leaves junks of the frozen fruits. hope to win it !!!

  119. Ah have been wanting this for so long but haven’t had the funds!!! I’d love to see a spring asparagus soup!

  120. i love to make smoothies but would like to try the awesome salsa recipe you posted. And try some different soups. My blender wouldn’t be able to keep up!

  121. Trying to get more creative in the kitchen with food in general and learning new easy homemade sauces, etc. This would be an amazing addition to my kitchen and to get my cooking going even more!

  122. I’d love this blender to make baby purées and smoothie for my kids. I have a 2 year old and 7 month old twins anything that could help me out in the kitchen for a speedy and healthy food preparation is HIGHLY NEEDED! My older son has never been on baby food I always made his at home either blending in a food processor or hand mash but, I can’t seem to keep up with the twins growing need for lots and lots of baby purees!!!!

    Our family loves soups which I’m sure this blender is ideal for that. Also my husband is jumping on the healthy boat with me and has been really hooked on his morning protein smoothies. We don’t have a blender we have a small food processor which is working :/ for the moment but this blender would help out family out so so much!

  123. I would absolutely love to win this amazing blender I have been trying to save up for two years now after starting a detox that transformed my life and became obsessed with fruits and vegetables but had to use the money for a family emergency! I would love to use your delicious recipes in the blender as well as making green smoothies that taste smooth and give my family and I all nutrients we need!! Thank you for this chance to win and for the recipes my family and I cherish so much !

  124. I “NEED” this blender! I have a Ninja right now, but it does not do the trick when making my Paleo recipes! I would make your restaurant salsa, green smoothies, nut milk, your Paleo Nutella and pancakes! I wouldn’t be the only one to benefit from winning this, my friends, family and boyfriend would all have happy and full hearts and tummies 🙂 PICK ME!

  125. Recipes of things you wouldn’t think of doing in a blender would be pretty awesome. I made tomatillo salsa and it was delicious!! Smoothies and hummus and a lot of other stuff!! Sometimes I want to use my blender but change my mind just because it takes FOREVER trying to blend anything in it!! It gets stuck about 20 times before I finally get a “decently” blended smoothie or any other stuff!!

  126. This looks like a fantastic blender! It will definitely come in handy with my meal prepping on the weekends, especially soups this winter!

  127. I’ve been Paleo AIP FOR 8 months I’m relearning to cook and bake!! This great appliance would be so helpful! But for a few names….purée of plantains to use in recipes, making home made nut flours, salsa and homemade paleo dressing and mayo and more!!!!

  128. I would love to see a gluten free bread or cracker done with the blender! I also love nut butters but my cheap blender always overheats and I have to add some sort of oil.

  129. I would Love to win this blender, I make a lot of smoothies and my current blender is on its last legs.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  130. I made a commitment to myself to start venturing into the soup world so I’d love to have a great blender to help me do that. Also nut butter!! I’d love to start making it at home but am always worried my blender won’t be able to handle it. Also homemade mayo!

  131. I have a very Old Vita Mix and would Love a new BlendTec Blender to make homeade nut milks, smoothies and soups! Awesome! Thank you!

  132. I’m still using my cheap blender I got for my wedding 11 years ago! A blend-tech would be divine for soups, smoothies, almond milk and all the things that happen on the daily at our house. This is an awesome giveaway.

  133. I’d make pretty much anything! I’m a big foodie but have not been about to afford to get an amazing blender! I’d probably start with soup and move on to but butters and bread! Mmmmm!

  134. I understand that the Blendtec can make incredible soups. For sure, my old blender can’t do that. Hardly crushes ice 😉

  135. I would be beyond thankful for this blender! Would love to make salsa, soups, smoothies..the possibilities are endless!

  136. I would love to win this blender because it would really help with the foods I am making for my family. I am loving the healthy lifestyle. I feel better not only about myself but my family. I want to teach my daughter how to eat healthy so she can pass it down from generation to generation. The blender would make things easier to make the recipes and smoothies!!

  137. I have been dying to try the Blendtec! My blender is on its last leg and I have only heard amazing things about Blendtec!

  138. I’d love to use it to make smoothies that I could sneak veggies into for my kids. And to make homemade nut-butters.

  139. I would use the blendtec to make nut butters, soups and of course this SALSA… since I am a little addicted to salsa 🙂

  140. I’d use this blender to make all kinds of things! Almond butter, almond and coconut milk, soups, and green smoothies!

  141. I am at my highest weight I’ve ever been and not happy with my body, energy, or mood. I have been trying a Paleo diet but need a blender or food processor for so many recipes. All of my attempts with my cheap one haven’t worked and end in a failed attempt which cause me to eat whats on hand at the house…not good! I feel like a good blender is what I need but can’t afford one. I would be most excited about making salsa and soups..two of my favorite things. I am inspired by your blog and it is motivation for me to be healthy

  142. I use my blender ALL the time but it’s on it’s last leg 🙁 I’d love a Blendtec to make my soups, sauces, smoothies…the options are endless!

  143. Gosh, what to pick?!? 🙂 I would love to make smoothies and nut butters would probably be my first choice. Thanks for the giveaway!

  144. We make smoothies everyday in my house, so this blender would be perfect! Also, one of my favorite gravy recipes uses the blender, so I’d definitely use it for that as well.

  145. Looks amazing! I’d love to make fresh salsas for my chicken and fish… Maybe with a little fruit 🙂

  146. I need a Blendtec SOO bad. My food processor is what I use for smoothies and it doesn’t blend ice or frozen fruit very well. This would be a dream!

  147. Would love this blender- so versatile versus a regular blender! I would make soups and this salsa recipe for sure!

  148. My wife and I share the bullet blender which is not big enough to make more than one smoothie. A this blender would definitely make our lives easier especially with 3 kids always wanting some:) We also just stared Paleo and this would help with a family of 5:)

  149. I’d use it for smoothies, soups, and salsa! My current blender does not have a working top, so I’d love a new one!

  150. What a blessing this would be to win this fabulous blender! I need a new blender badly!! Thanks for letting me enter!

  151. I would love a blender for my apartment at college so I can make a larger variety of meals and healthy smoothies! It would also be great to help me make different types of soups. This would be amazing!

  152. I can’t wait to try this salsa! I’d love to have a Blendtech for smoothies for the family! (we get serious chunks in ours right now – date chunks ruined smoothie night for my 3 yo the other day)

  153. I would LOVE to have this blender as I’m in the process of cleaning up our diet. Three years ago, my former husband died unexpectedly of a cardiac arrhythmia. Our son was only 5 years old at the time. I gained 20lbs in the year after his death as I was heartbroken. I would love to make but butters for me and super food smoothies for my son.

  154. I would absolutely love to win the Blendtec blender to make healthy smoothies, shakes, ice creams, and soups to ease my pregnancy cravings and nutriciously feed my baby. Thank you for the chance. Good luck everyone!

  155. My daughter, who us right years old has severe eczema. We have started eating healthier and detoxing to try to figure out what is causing her to flare up. We would use this blender to make green smoothies, nut butters and soups.

  156. I would love love love to have this blender since I do not own a blender at this moment. Be incredible to make Paleo and AIP dishes at an ease while healing myself of Crohns.

  157. Having a new blender would be wonderful. Mine at the moment stops and starts in the middle of blending which is frustrating. I have both hashimotos thyrioditis and Crohn’s disease having a blender for clean eating is important to me to help regulate both of my auto immune diseases.

  158. That looks so delicious! I would love to make green juices, smoothies, juices, sauces and soup! I have been wanting one of theses for so long. I love the power it holds and also the versatility of it.

  159. I would love to have some soup recipes that use the blender.. I have been dreaming of owning this blender…winning it would be a dream come true!

  160. Me, me, me!!!! That would be a great first win for me. Shakes, soups, pesto, nut butters. So many options!!!

  161. I have heard nothing but good things from blendtec owners and I would use the blender for so many things. Soups, salsas, smoothies.. the possibilities are endless!

  162. I would use this blender for everything from soups and smoothies to nut butters! I would love a blender that could properly blend my homemade nut butters! Thank you!!

  163. I’d use this great blender for smoothies, nut butters (!! – my blender doesn’t work for it), veggie mash (especially cauliflower-mash with almond milk). soups, dips (vegan beetroot is my fav) and all those really great things =)

  164. Great ideas and comments! I would LOVE to own a Blendtec! What a way to start the New Year!! ….back to playing th lottery…sigh.

  165. I have twin boys with autism as well as other mental illness and I’m trying to slowly change to a more whole foods diet with them. This would help me in so many ways, the possibilities are endless!!!

  166. If I won, I would love to use this Blendtec blender to create creamy soups, like cream of broccoli and cream of potato. 🙂

  167. I love to cook. There are so many great recipes out there that a great blender would enhance the final product. My 4 year old is very involved with new recipes and being my assistant. I am trying to get my teenagers more engaged and off the “teenage” diet. Awesome appliances and kitchen aids make cooking easier. I would love to actually have an exceptional blender that I can use, rant and rave about. Hopefully it will keep the teens excited about being in the kitchen.

  168. I’ve been looking into one of these! My little Oster just doesn’t have the power to liquefy things I like to blend. No one likes their morning smoothie with leafy bits floating around and getting stuck in their teeth. I just wish I had the money for one so this giveaway has perfect timing!

  169. I would love to win this blender to help me make the fabulous recipes I am now discovering on this website and to help me fulfill me New Year’s resolution to get my blood sugars under control without drugs. Thank you for this opportunity to help myself.

  170. This blender would be amazing for my gf family of four! I could whip up some baby food for little F and then a smoothie for the hubby! Fingers crossed….

  171. I get so irritated with my current blender, it’s hard for me to make banana ice cream and purée any veggie! I would love a blendtec!

  172. What a great giveaway. Just love your blog. I’m on a smoothie kick and have fallen hard for ginger and beets. Gives me such a boost of energy.

  173. that salsa recipe looks lovely! I would make lots of smoothies, hummus, guacamole, the list is endless!!!

    pick me pick me!!

  174. my husband has just joined me on the clean eating kick, so with making more smoothies, hummus, salsa, etc i will be needing a bigger blender – thanks for such a driven site

  175. hmm..what would I use this blender for? EVERYTHING. Drinks. Soups. Smoothies. Pesto. Ice cream. Hummus. Possibilities are endless!

  176. I think I would make every sauce, salsa, and juice possible with this blender. I currently don’t have one, so I would make anything and everything I could to make my paleo lifestyle effortless.

  177. I would love to make the salsa in the recipe when I have friends and family over! I’m always making different dips to snack on! Also, I plan on starting a familt within the next year, so I would love to be able to make homemade baby food!

  178. I’d love to see some soup recipes! OMG! I want a smoothie blender that actually works so badly. I’ve been limping along with this dumb blender. I want to be able to make smoothies all the time!

  179. Hi Lexi! I am truly torn between the Vitamix and the Blendtech, I have read review after review. Can you please tell me why I should purchase the Blendtech instead of the Vitamix? Thank you! Ila

  180. I have followed Lexi since my first Whole 30! I LOvE her recipes!!! I can’t wait to try her strawberry vinegarette and BBQ sauce!!

  181. Have been wanting to try to start making more fresh foods and smoothies. I do not have a blender and would be awhile before I could get one. Thanks for the opportunity and sharing

  182. I would use it for everything! To start: hummus. I love hummus, but I don’t currently have a blender or food processor that can make chickpeas into a creamy hummus. Also, I love smoothies and would love to be able to make my own spinach and kale smoothies without ending up with chunks of leafy greens in my cup!

  183. I use a blender for so many things when I’m cooking, but it always takes me so much more time than necessary bc of my blender. I make everything from dips-ex:salsa, humus to pureed soups. And everyday I need a good blender for green smoothies!
    Thank you for entering me! 🙂

  184. This would be so amazing to win. I only have a magic bullet now but want to make healthier drinks etc for my son and I.

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