A garden fresh salsa made with Tomatoes, Cilantro and Jalapeno.
I love Mexican food! I could eat it every day and be very, very happy. Since Cinco de Mayo is coming up I thought I would make homemade salsa. I wasn’t sure what kind I wanted – restaurant-style, tomatillo green salsa or garden fresh, so I made all three this past weekend. They were all really good. I posted a picture on FB and Instagram stating my dilemma and everyone wanted the recipe to all three. So welcome to Salsa week.
Today I’m posting garden fresh salsa, tomorrow will be the tomatillo green salsa and on Monday, Cinco de Mayo day, I’ll post my restaurant -style salsa.
So sit back and relax and be prepared for lots of yummy salsas.
If you are a chunky salsa lover then you will love this one. It has great chunks of tomato, red onion, jalapeno and cilantro. It’s so colorful and the smell is amazing, like you are walking through a garden.
I love that salsa is so easy to make, for this one all you need is a knife and a bowl. Depending on how fast of a chopper you are this can be done in 10-15 minutes.
Speaking of chopping…are you a good chopper? Are all your chops even? Do you ever cut yourself? I am the slowest chopper on the planet. I could never make it in a cooking contest for that reason alone. They are not even and I am so slow. The good part of being slow is that I’ve never cut myself.
To make this you need –
4 large plum tomatoes or red vine tomatoes, chopped
½ small onion, chopped
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. minced garlic
¼ to ½ a jalapeno, seeded and chopped up. Use more or less depending on how spicy you like it
Salt and pepper to taste
Juice of half a lime
Combine all ingredients into a medium-sized bowl and mix well. Serve immediately or refrigerate till serving. This keeps well in a sealed in container for a few days.
That’s it. Super easy and perfect your next party.
- 4 large plum tomatoes or red vine tomatoes, chopped
- ½ small onion, chopped
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- ¼ to ½ a jalapeno, seeded and chopped up. Use more or less depending on how spicy you like it
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Juice of half a lime
- Combine all ingredients into a medium sized bowl and mix well. Serve immediately or refrigerate till serving. This keeps well in a sealed in container for a few days.