There’s nothing quite like the fresh, clean taste of homemade salsa made with delicious fresh ingredients. It’s a good staple recipe to have in your tool kit for Mexican nights at home with the family with tacos, burritos or enchiladas, or other recipes like pulled pork tacos or even fish dishes. And with the right ingredients on hand, it’s super quick to throw everything in a food processor and adjust the spices and herbs to your own preferred taste.
Makes a couple cups
- A can of diced tomatoes, strained (but retain the liquid in case you need to add some), or 2-3 fresh ripe tomatoes, chopped
- Half a red pepper, chopped
- 1/4 of a green pepper, chopped
- Jalapeño pepper (as much as you can stand for heat!)
- Chili pepper (if you want more heat)
- Red pepper flakes (good alternative if you don’t have a jalapeno or chili pepper, or can be added in addition to the other two for tasty heat)
- 1/3 of a medium onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- A fistful of fresh cilantro
- Juice of 1-2 limes
- Sea salt (to taste, and then an extra sprinkle)
Throw it all into a food processor and chop until it’s finely diced. Of course with salsa, you want it to be a bit chunky – all the easier to scoop it up with tortilla chips! I usually taste it a few times and add more lime juice, sea salt or cilantro until I’m perfectly satisfied. If you think it needs more juice, add some of the strained liquid back in. If you don’t use it all that night (which I’m sure you will anyway), it’ll keep in the fridge for a few days for a great snack.
Happy Mexican night!