Friday, May 3, 2013

Fresh salsa

Cinco de Mayo is coming soon, and that calls for some yummy Mexican food!

My favorite Mexican recipe is simple and quick to prepare but oh, so delicious.  It's good with chips, on fajitas, on quesadillas, on enchiladas, or straight from the spoon.  Try it!

Here's how to make your own delicious fresh salsa.

  • 2 lb. tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 onion (I like Vidalia or other sweet onion)
  • a few slices jalapeno pepper
  • juice of one lime
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • salt to taste
Using a food processor, chop garlic, onion, and jalapeno very fine, then scrape into a medium-sized bowl. Chop tomatoes as chunky as you like them. (I process the tomatoes a couple at a time, just using the "pulse" button, so that they're pretty chunky.) Add the chopped tomatoes to the bowl. Stir in lime juice and tomato sauce. Chop cilantro and stir into tomato mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste.

*Click here for a printable copy of this recipe.

Honestly, this is the best salsa recipe I've ever tried. It tastes so fresh. It's good the moment you make it, and it keeps beautifully in the refrigerator or freezer as well. And you can use it to make guacamole!

One of my best friends grew up in Southern California with avocado trees in her yard. She told me that she and her siblings used to feel sorry for themselves because they had to eat avocado sandwiches
for lunch. Poor little things. I got her to teach me how to make guacamole.  Here's her simple method:

Halve and pit avocados. Place halves in a pie tin and use a potato masher to mash them. Sprinkle with a bit of salt if desired. Stir in fresh salsa.

I'm delighted to be joining Barb from The Everyday Home for a Mexican Fiesta Recipe Blog Hop. Be sure to check out the end of this post for lots of recipes and party inspiration!

Do you have a favorite Mexican recipe?  Please share!


susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Richella-Thanks for the recipes. I will definitely give them a whirl! Ole!

living from glory to glory said...

Hello Richella,
Here in Colorado we eat salsa on everything, I also make my own salsa. But we do not use onions in ours. But I do love onions!
I laughed about your friend having to eat avocado sandwiches :) Poor baby!
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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This sounds wonderful. My DH is the one who does the salsa in our house, and sometimes way tooooooo hot. lol We love salsa, and eat a ton, thanks for sharing your recipe. Thanks also for such gracious comments you always leave, I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Paula@SweetPea said...

I adore salsa! Your recipe looks very, very good and I'll be sure to try it. (I pinned it, too!)

Kathy Olson said...

I think I could actually live on salsa and chips. Thanks for the recipes!

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Erica {let why lead} said...

Yum! In the summer I love to try all kinds of salsa recipes. I'm so glad summer is on its way! This looks delish!

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Sandy said...

Sounds perfect to me!

Mindy Whipple said...

My soon to be brother in law makes great salsa but I have never tried myself. Your recipe might change that !

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SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

I love fresh salsa, but have never made it myself. Will be giving it a try. Glad you joined the blog hop!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Thanks for the recipe. It sounds delicious and we do love a good Salsa.

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