Nothing says summer quite like homemade, fresh salsa! Especially when our gardens are popping with all the fresh ingredients. It really is so easy to make, inexpensive, and tastes so much better than jar salsa. Basically tomatoes, onion, cilantro and lime (and a couple secret ingredients I add). Here is what you need to have to make it:
Now to just wash, chop and combine it in a bowl.
It really is that simple. Notice on the front of the board a pinch of cumin and a small amount of fresh oregano.
Once the chopping is done, into the bowl it goes, stir it up well, cover and let sit in fridge for a couple hours so the flavors can really meld. It will keep for a week in your fridge (not that it will last that long, this stuff is amazing).
- 2 to 3 medium fresh tomatoes (1 to 1 1/2 pounds)
- 1/2 medium red onion
- 2 serrano or 1 jalapeño pepper, stems, ribs, and seeds removed (less or more to taste)
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 sprigs of fresh oregano chopped fine.
- 1 pinch ground cumin, or more to taste
Chop the tomatoes, onion, pepper, cilantro, and oregano and put in bowl. Squeeze lime over it all. Add salt and pepper and cumin. Stir to combine. Let sit in fridge covered for 2 hours before serving. Will keep for 1 week covered in fridge.