How to Make Salsa





Introduction: How to Make Salsa

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This instructable will explain how to make one of the easiest and most delicious salsas ever. It requires hardly any effort - no cooking, just chopping and mixing. If you make this right, you will never want to buy that lousy supermarket salsa again.

Step 1: Ingredients

All you need for this recipe is:

8 Tomatoes (I used Roma Tomatoes so adjust quantity based on what type of tomato you use)
Cilantro (Adjust quantity to taste, I used around 15 sprigs)
2 Jalepenos (Put more of the vein in if you want it spicier, less if you want it milder)
6 Garlic Cloves (Again, adjust to your tastes)
1/2 Onion
1/2 Cup of Olive Oil
Lime Juice (I ended up using the juice of 3 Key Limes, probably equivalent to 2 normal limes)
Salt to taste

You will also need:

A bowl or something to mix the ingredients
Something to mix the ingredients like a spoon
A knife

Again, you can adjust quantities to suit your tastes/yield.

And remember, the salsa will only be as good as your ingredients, so make sure to buy good produce.

Step 2: Chop Up and Add Ingredients

Chop up the tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapenos and cilantro and toss them in a large bowl.

Add the lime juice and olive oil. Hold on the salt for now

Step 3: Mix

Stir it all together, just don't mush it together though - gently mix it.

Step 4: Add Salt

Add salt to taste, I used a few pinches. Make sure to mix the salt in.

The reason why you should mix it before adding the salt is if you plan on using the salsa mostly for eating with chips, I would try it with a chip first. Some chips are saltier then others, so you may need to adjust the amount of salt you add.

Step 5: Enjoy

Enjoy your homemade salsa.

I like to keep mine in the fridge for a few hours before I eat it, since if you let it sit in the fridge for a while, the flavors combine together and I think it tastes much better. But if you are tempted, feel free to eat it right now.



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    I am a salsa aficionado always on the lookout for new and authentic recipes that I can share on my salsa website. Thanks for this blog. I will certainly return here repeatedly looking for delicious follow up ideas.

    Looks delicious, very tempted to make this one tonight.

    I am crazy about salsa. That dish is so crispy with full of taste.
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    Salsa Fresca or (Pico De Gallo) Delicious... I just made some, and it's super spicy my man better get ready!

    mmmh i love salsa :)

    I thought this was about a salsa? maybe you should re-title it.

    It is salsa, just not the type you see in the jars in stores. It is salsa fresca.

    salsa is similar to pico, I'll give you that but only it's made into a sauce most commonly with a blender or a in mortar and pestle.

    Just made this with 1 habenaro, 1hot banana pepper, and 1/2 of a chile (instead of japalinoes) and it smells great. In the fridge right now. 5*'s - Well done!