Garden Fresh Salsa is prepared with fresh tomatoes and cilantro. It’s an easy to prepare appetizer that can be served with chips or topped on so many things. Vegan and Gluten Free.
I love things that are easy to prepare and have amazing flavors. I’m sure you can agree salsa is a simple dish most everyone loves.
Well looks like another beautiful day on the horizon. Happy Monday!! And February 1st too, can you believe it? Think I’m ready for a new month though.
My January was a little too eventful for me. I know it’s Monday but hey they can be Happy too 🙂 It’s the start of a fresh new week, with new adventures that you’re here to enjoy.
Anyway, let’s move on to Salsa talk. I’ve been making Salsa for years now so I guess you could say I’ve kind of perfected the recipe.
This Garden Fresh Salsa has always been a favorite around my house. Even my daughter who claimed she never liked tomatoes always wanted me to make this.
You can actually find some decent ready made salsas now but fresh is always better.
I also like to top this on Mexican Pizza. It’s really what takes it over the top.
Also with the SuperBowl coming up and my team the Carolina Panthers playing I wanted to try and share a few really good game day snacks. I would say Salsa would definitely qualify as one.
So whether you’re looking for a few game day additions or just looking for a healthy, tasty appetizer to add to your next gathering I hope you’ll give this one a try.
You don’t even have to pull out the food processor to make this..Big Plus.
- 3 to matoes chopped*
- 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 1/2 cup yellow or red onion finely chopped
- 1 jalapeno
- 1 large handful cilantro
- 1/2 lime 1 1/2 tbsp. lime juice
- 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
- salt & pepper taste
- several dashes of hot sauce**
Chop your tomatoes in bite size pieces and combine with garlic, red onion
Slice top off jalapeno, cut in half length wise and scoop seeds and membranes out(a lot of the heat is there).Then finely chop the jalapeno. Being careful to wash hands thoroughly after chopping jalapeno Combine with the tomato, onion, and garlic
Finely chop a large handful of fresh cilantro reserving a few leaves for topping
Add lime juice, red wine vinegar, salt & pepper, and hot sauce
* I like my tomatoes really chunky but you could definitely finely chop them if you like that texture better.
**Add hot sauce according to heat level you like and also based on how hot the jalapeno is. I can usually tell when cutting them up how hot they are from the smell. If they don't make me sneeze or cough probably pretty mild.