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"Fresh Salsa made with onion, garlic, tomatoes, jalapenos or serranos, cilantro and lime."

Serves Makes 1-1 1/2 cups | Prep Time 15-20 minutes | Cook Time

Why I Love This Recipe

Where we lived in Oklahoma no one ever purchased jarred salsa. Nearly everyone made their own salsa or only purchased fresh salsa. Fresh is easy to make and tastes oh so good!

Ingredients You'll Need

1 small or 1/2 of larger onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 large vine ripened tomatoes
2 peppers either jalepeno or serrano, chopped
2-3 T. cilantro, chopped
juice of one lime (more or less to taste)
freshly ground sea salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste


Boil a pot of water, when boiling place tomatoes in boiling water for no longer than 60 seconds. Remove and set aside to cool. Meanwhile, mince the garlic, chop the onions, chop the cilantro, chop the peppers (make sure you wear gloves to protect your hands from the heat of the chilis; be careful to remove seeds and membranes from chilis because that is where the heat is; if you want a hotter salsa add seeds to taste) and place in a bowl. Remove the skins from the cooled tomatoes, core the tomatoes and chop. Add to the bowl. Squeeze lime juice to taste into the bowl. Salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. Refrigerate until serving. Keeps several days refrigerated.

Pairs Well With

Southwest and Mexican food. Also great with eggs.

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