DIY Fresh Homemade Salsa Recipe

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An easy and authentic salsa recipe perfect for tailgates, parties, and as a condiment for your favorite Mexican dishes.







I love salsa because it is so versatile. Salsa with chips; salsa on eggs; salsa with chicken. But I am picky with my salsa. For one, I like it on the chunkier side, similar to pico de gallo. I like it to have a little kick but not enough where I have to guzzle glasses of water to put the fire out. And I like it to be fresh, not from a jar and no preservatives.

I was delighted when a Hispanic friend shared her family salsa recipe with me which just happened to meet all of my criteria.   It is a staple at our house and I hope it will be at yours too!! Enjoy!!Fresh Homemade Salsa (1)

Fresh Homemade Salsa Recipe

2 cups diced tomatoes (fresh or canned)

1 onion,  diced (I have a tool for that!!)

chopped onions

1 jalapeno pepper, diced (boil pepper for 5 minutes to soften. Slice down the middle and remove seeds before dicing. The seeds are the super hot   part!!)

1 bunch cilantro, chopped (leaves only — no stems because they are bitter tasting)

Seasonings: Cumin, salt, garlic (add to your taste. I usually use 1 teaspoon each of cumin and salt and a half teaspoon of powdered garlic)

The key is to letting it stand a couple  of hours before serving so that the flavors can all combine. Keep leftovers in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.Fresh Homemade Salsa (1)