….Or would that be Spring Salsa?
Whatever the case, on a whim…. Handsome Man and I thought it felt like a fresh-made salsa day!
Let me tell you… This is the EASIEST salsa ever! In fact… I’ve never gone by a recipe. I just tend to get all the ingredients listed and throw random amounts in until it tastes good. In an attempt to get an actual recipe for you to work with, I went to allrecipes.com and they have this awesome feature where you can just type in 5 or less ingredients and it will give you recipes with those ingredients. (Apparently it’s awesome for finding recipes for supper using ingredients you happen to have on hand)
I typed in:
And found the closest match to my own summer salsa. It was a good base, but I changed the amounts on several ingredients to fit my own recipe better. (Less onion, more cilantro, etc…)
So without further ado…
DIY in Real Life’s SUMMER SALSA
In a mixing bowl, combine 4 large chopped tomatoes… (Sam likes them cubed, I like them chopped finer. Since he was chopping the tomatoes, they’re cubed. 😉 It’s all how you like your salsa!
1/2 a diced onion, (This little fellow from Pampered Chef is one of my faaaavorite things! It makes dicing things soooooo easy!)
1 cup cilantro, 3 cloves minced garlic, 2 Tbsp. lime juice, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. garlic salt.
I also suggest adding 1/2 of the jalapeño pepper, and tasting it. If you have a husband with a “wussy tongue,” you’ll need to stop with that. (Yes, I’m talkin’ to YOU, Sam!) If you prefer your salsa with more of a kick, add the remaining 1/2 jalapeño. I use the whole jalapeño, seeds and all, except for the stem. The seeds DO make it hotter though. Fair warning. 😉
Stir all ingredients well. Cover the salsa, and chill until ready to serve. It really is better after it has sat for a while… The flavors mature or something. All I know is it’s better! 🙂
This is what it looks like after it has sat for a bit…. Yum.
Just grab some chips, put your feet up and sit back…
And ENJOY your summery goodness in a bowl. 😉
You’ll thank me later.
(You’ll find the recipe below)
4 large tomatoes
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp salt
Jalapeño Pepper, minced, to taste
In a mixing bowl, combine chopped tomatoes, cilantro, diced onion, minced garlic, lime juice, and garlic salt to taste. Add 1/2 of the jalapeño pepper, and taste it. If you prefer your salsa with more of a kick, add the remaining 1/2 jalapeño.
Mix, then cover the salsa, and let sit at least an hour or until ready to serve to let the flavors mature.