Home Made Salsa that is easy to prepare…
I love salsa, and especially my home made salsa. I put it on my eggs, turkey rolls, use it in tacos or sometimes I just eat it plain. This recipe is easy to prepare, and takes less than 30 minutes. And once you are done you have fresh home made salsa that is good for the whole week. If it lasts that long!
List of Ingredients…
- 10-12 Roma Tomatoes or Large Slicing Tomatoes
- 1 Bunch of Cilantro
- 2 Limes
- 1-2 Large Jalapeno’s
- 1 Bunch of Green Onions or 1 Large White Onion
- Lots of Pepper
List of Other Items Needed…
- Sharp Knife
- Gloves for cutting up the hot pepper.
- Cutting Board
- Big Bowl
- Mixing Spoon
Its not a lot of ingredients, but it is a lot of deliciousness. So once you have everything in front of you, and washed your hands and ingredients properly its time to cut up the ingredients and throw it in a bowl.
Make sure the bowl is big enough as this makes a lot of salsa. I prefer the Roma tomatoes because they are easier to cut up then the bigger slicing tomatoes. And get more tomatoes if your want do not want the cilantro to overpower it. I love the taste of cilantro and lime so I make mine with more cilantro.
Here is how you make it…
- Cut off the ends of the Roma tomatoes, just enough to get the stem off. Then dice them as thick or as thin as you want, and throw them in the bowl, juice, seeds, and all.
- Chop up the green onions but first remove the roots on the white ends, and I usually cut off a part of the green end. Chop as fine as you can. If you are using a white onion then peel it, and chop it fine. Throw all of them into the bowl.
- Then cut off the cilantro stalks and discard them in the trash. Coarse chop the cilantro as fine as you want. Then put it all into the bowl.
- Put your gloves on, because you don’t want to get Jalapeno juice on your skin and then touch your eyes or other sensitive skin. Believe me, you don’t want to have it happen.
- Cut the stem off the Jalapeno, and slice in half. Take all the seeds out if you want a milder salsa, and leave them in if you want it hotter.
- Finely chop the Jalapeno and put that into the bowl.
- Cut the limes in half and squeeze as much of the juice as you can into the bowl.
- Pepper to taste. I would avoid using sodium, and if you really need to just salt it when you put it on your food.
Then give it a good stir, making sure to mix up everything really well. Add more pepper if you like. Then its ready to go into the fridge to marinate for a couple of hours. Of course if you want a little taste now go ahead we wont judge.
Enjoy it, put it on your eggs, chicken, or however else you want to use it. Feel free to adapt and add other ingredients as you see fit. I have had some people add bell peppers, or different kinds of tomatoes, or even hotter peppers.
Do you have any great salsa recipes that are quick and easy? Please share in the comments section.