There are so many different ways to make salsa, so many different ingredients and variations are possible. I like to make a nice simple homemade salsa to go with my fresh fried tortilla chips or burritos. The ingredients are very basic but the root cellar is the limits on this one. Mix and match add or subtract do whatever that pleases your pallet.
Simple Homemade Salsa
3 Cups of Chopped Tomatoes – I like to use Roma tomatoes.
1 Cup of mixed Red, Green, Yellow Pepper
1 Cup Red Onion
¼ Cup Fresh Chopped Cilantro
2 Tablespoons Lemon-Lime Juice
2 Diced Jalepenos
Salt and Pepper to taste
I like to add a cap full of apple cider vinegar and a lite drizzle of honey for added flavor and preservation.
All you have to do now is toss all of the ingredients in the bowl mix it up really well, cover and refrigerate.
I found that salsa is always better after it sits and marinates in the flavor overnight. The sweet and spicy combination really pops out. Something I like to do every once in a while is to replace ½ a cup of the peppers and add a ½ of a cup of mango or diced peaches.
Some people like to actually cook their salsa a little bit to bring the flavors out in a robust way but in my opinion it really changes the flavor I personally prefer. As I mentioned earlier, you can add or subtract anything you want to change the recipe to your liking. Salsa is traditionally served with chips or on top of tacos or burritos but to be honest you can toss salsa into all sorts of dishes, for instance I like to make baked chicken and add some of my fresh salsa when it’s almost finished, the meat comes out tender and the taste is incredible.
I like to make a dessert salsa which consists of various fruits and nuts. I toss in a little fruit juice reduction, top it with some whipped cream, and eat just as it is, or use fingerling cookies or wafers as my chip. Remember folks the root cellar is the limits on this one. I hope you enjoy the salsa, please feel free to add some of your favorite styles and ingredients with us, we’d love to hear about it.
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