What better time of year to make some fresh salsa than right now?! As I’ve mentioned before, my husband and I were lucky enough to live in the heart of Mexico for a few months as part of an internship program. Mexican food has always been one of my favorites, and I absolutely loved getting to know “true” Mexican food while we lived there! One important thing I learned about salsas is that using FRESH ingredients is the only way to go! Many “restaurant style” Mexican salsa recipes circulating the Internet call for canned tomatoes, tomato paste, or seasonings. These recipes wont yield a truly fresh Mexican salsa! Use real tomatoes and all natural ingredients and you will get the best results. I went to our local farmers market yesterday to grab some fresh tomatoes, onions, peppers, cilantro and garlic for this tasty salsa. Having a container of fresh salsa in the fridge makes me happy! 🙂
4 ripe tomatoes, (Roma work well)
1/4 red onion
2 serrano peppers, seeds and veins removed
1/2 bunch cilantro
3 cloves garlic
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 Tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
Place red onion, serrano peppers (seeds and veins removed), cilantro and garlic in a food processor. Pulse several times until everything is finely minced. Remove to bowl.
Add tomatoes to food processor and pulse until minced. If desired, drain some of the watery tomato juice out. Add tomatoes to bowl with onion and peppers. Stir.
Stir in lime juice, salt and olive oil. Taste. Add a little extra salt if needed. Refrigerate to allow flavors to blend.