After months of buying beautiful produce from the local farmers market, I decided it was time to make my own salsa. I didn't want to just throw tomatoes, onions and jalapeños in a container. I wanted a recipe to guide me and found this tomato salsa recipe from All Recipes. The recipe as written is good. However, I wouldn't be me if I didn't tweek it. I have my recipe below (click the link above for the original recipe).
|All the ingredients chopped up.|
3 cups tomatoes, chopped
1 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup red onion, finely diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- I used yellow pepper instead of green pepper (what the other recipe called for) because I was thinking, it might suck if someone got a chip-full of green pepper, except it wasn't green pepper.... also, I like colour.
- I prefer red onion over white, in general. I also cut the amount in half because I found 1 cup overpowering, taking away from the fresh tomato flavour.
- I like spicy salsa, my Hubby likes spicier salsa. So, more jalapeño.
The salsa I make lasts about a week. If I have people over, it doesn't last at all. For some reason, people seem impressed that I make salsa from scratch. It's not hard. Just a lot of chopping. Guacamole, other dips I've made take more work, but don't get the same reaction. I hope more people can enjoy making their own homemade salsa.