Friday, March 4, 2011

˚recipe˚ Fresh Salsa

I absolutely love fresh salsa. There is something about fresh-cut, juicy goodness that I can't turn away. And if your friends and family are anything like mine, this will be gone before you know it. (Be it with a chip, taco, fajita, and even a spoon. Trust me. I've done it.)

This is what you will need:

-Lime or lemon
-Pepper (optional)

So here is the catch. I can't tell you exactly how much of each ingredient to put in. It just takes practice. I will give you estimates, but remember that they are just estimates. 

Step one: Chop tomatoes. Don't worry about seeding them. That takes too much time. We want the yummy salsa as fast as possible. Want a turbo chopping method that works especially well with roma tomatoes? 
       1. Chop off the top of the tomato where the stem used to be and slice into thin strips. 
       2. Take half of the chopped tomato and lay it flat on the cutting board. 
       3. Chop thin strips again. 
       4. Turn the tomato and chop perpendicular to your previous strips make tomato chunks. 

Step two: Add chopped onion to the bowl. I like a little more than half the amount of onion as there is tomato. 
Step three: Add chopped or pressed garlic (usually about 2 cloves if I use three roma tomatoes)
Step four: Add chopped cilantro (about 1/4 c. chopped)
Step five: Smoosh the lemon or lime around on the counter to soften it. Squeeze it into the mixture. You can also use lemon or lime juice. Just add a few (2-3) cap fulls.
Step six: Add lots of salt (start with 1 tsp and add more as you taste). You want plenty of salt, but if you put in too much, it is bad, bad news, so start slow). 
Step seven: Add a few twists of crushed black pepper. 

Now, the hardest, (and most important part) is to let it sit in the fridge for awhile (at least 1-2 hours is good, but sometimes I just can't wait...). Taste it again before you serve it. If you are not sure on the taste, you probably need  a little more salt.  

Good luck saving any leftovers. At least that never works for me!

Be sure to check back soon. The next recipe I post will be of our favorite soup that we love to eat with this delicious salsa.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm yum! This is the best salsa! Thanks for the recipe!!


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