Kirby’s Maxim Tomato Homemade Salsa Recipe

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Anyone who’s familiar with Kirby knows that he loves to eat (inhale?) food. One food item that’s prevalent in most Kirby games is the Maxim Tomato. Maxim Tomatoes are glowing, red tomatoes with large black “M”s in the center. When eaten, they restore all of Kirby’s health. So, in honor of one of his favorite foods, today we’re going to be making Kirby’s Maxim Tomato homemade salsa. It’s fresh, super tasty, and quick to make!

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Ingredients for Homemade Salsa

  • 2 (14.5 oz.) cans Mexican stewed tomatoes (e.g. use Ro-tel, Del Monte, or S&W varieties). You can also substitute fresh, Roma tomatoes (roughly 8 tomatoes), or regular [Hunt’s] stewed tomatoes in a can. If using canned tomatoes, drain them.
  • 1 (4 oz.) can diced or sliced green chiles. These can also be purchased fresh and chopped instead (approximately 1/4 cup).
  • 1 large fresh jalepeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/3-1/2 cup white onion, diced. You can also use green onion if you prefer.
  • 1/2 lime, juiced. You can also use 2 tablespoons of lime juice. Lemon juice or half a small lemon, juiced can also be used.
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped. If you love the flavor of cilantro, you can double this amount.
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • (Optional) 1 teaspoon chili powder for a bit of an extra kick.

Ingredients for fresh, homemade salsa

Directions for Making Homemade Salsa

1. Prep your ingredients if you haven’t already done so:

  • Drain your canned tomatoes, or quarter your fresh Romas.
  • Slice or chop your onion.
  • Chop & mince your garlic and cilantro.
  • Juice your lemon or lime.

Using a Ninja to blend fresh vegetables

Fresh vegetables in a Ninja blender

2. Place the tomatoes, onion, garlic, lime juice, salt, green chiles, jalapeno and cilantro in a blender or food processor. Blend/pulse on low to desired consistency.
If you don’t have a blender on hand, you also finely chop all the ingredients and mix them together that way…..I finally got my Ninja blender for Christmas this past year! It’s the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System model and I adore it! Honestly, if you’re going to splurge on a kitchen item, get one of these bad boys. It’s so nice having such a quality, versatile tool to use. I’m still working on the perfect smoothie recipe though 😉

Blending homemade salsa

Kirby salsa

3. Feel free to enjoy your homemade salsa right away, but if you can, let it sit at least 2-3 hours first. This will allow all the flavors to intermingle and blend with one another.

Homeade salsa and chips inspired by Kirby's Maxim Tomato

All in total, the process only took about 20 minutes to complete -and I was stopping to take photos throughout the process. This recipe is perfect for you next game night, show marathon, or video game session.

Is there a fictional food you’d like to see a recipe for? Let me know in the comments and I’d be happy to come up with something tasty for you! Have a must-try smoothie recipe for me taste? Please share that with me too!





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  • Mandy Stone

    This looks so good!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      yeah….the bowl of it didn’t even last but 24 hours in the house. Haha. Disappeared pretty quick!

  • Reply

    Yum that sounds so good – now I need some chips and salsa 🙂

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      Funny how “suggestive cravings” work, eh? Lol

  • Mariko

    That sounds really yummy. I tend to make a chunkier salsa, but this sounds like a great alternative.

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      That’s the beauty of this recipe! You can make it as chunky as you like. Hand dice everything to keep it really chunky or pulse everything but your tomatoes for a second or 2, then add the tomatoes and pulse another second or 2 for a still chunky result.

  • Charlie

    Mmm looks yummy and really fresh! Nothing better than fresh ingredients. Perfect snack to eat while I watch the rugby today!!

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      Agreed! 🙂 Enjoy your rugby today.

  • Eimear

    This is such a cute idea! I looove salsa but I’ve never actually made it at home *bookmarks for future reference*

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      Definitely give it a try Eimear! It quite easy and very tasty 🙂

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