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What man doesn’t like chips and salsa? Today in celebration of Father’s Day i’m going to share with you my Fresh, Fast and Easy Salsa Recipe.
Salsa is kind of my thing. Whenever we have guests coming over I make up a batch of my homemade salsa. Friends always ask me for the recipe and I always say “Oh it’s super easy it’s just bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro and a bit of salt and lemon or lime juice.” They always look at me and say “Yes but in what quantities?”
Honestly I usually just kind of throw in a bit of this and a bit of that, but today I thought that I would pay attention to what I was throwing in and share it with you in a blog post.
This recipe is for a fresh (not cooked) salsa recipe. It’s a pico de gallo or salsa fresca style of salsa. It’s super fast and takes no more than 10 minutes to make. I also posted a recipe a few weeks ago for Fire Roasted Salsa so if you prefer a cooked salsa make sure to check that out as well.
- 1 jalapeno
- 3 or 4 cloves of garlic
- 2 bell peppers
- 4 tomatoes
- handful of cilantro
- 2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt (optional)
- 1 teaspoon of sugar (optional)
*Note: This recipe can be adjusted to your taste and what you have on hand. Play with it, half the recipe, double the recipe, add other ingredients, take ingredients out… this is just a base for you to work with.
Step 1: Skin your garlic, slice your jalapenos (leave seeds in or remove all or some of the seeds depending on how spicy you like it) and throw into your food processor. Pulse until finely chopped.
Step 2: Seed your bell peppers, tear into big chunks and throw into food processor. Pulse lightly.
You want your peppers to still be kind of chunky, but you want to process them a bit because they are harder than the tomatoes.
Step 3: Quarter your tomatoes and with your fingers pop the seeds out and discard (this is so that your salsa doesn’t get too runny.) Throw it into your food processor, add a handful of cilantro, your lemon and lime juice and if you would like some sugar and salt. (I will often add sugar in the winter when the tomatoes and peppers aren’t quite as sweet but I find that I don’t need it in the summer when produce is so fresh.)
Step 4: Pulse until your salsa is your desired consistency.
Serve and enjoy! If you love salsa make sure to check out our Fire Roasted Salsa with Corn Recipe. What kind of snacks does the man in your life enjoy?
Looking for more salsa variations? You’ll love our Salsa Verde recipe!