Anyone can grab a jar of prepared salsa off the grocery store shelf. But if you’ve found yourself eyeing up the produce section, thinking you might rather learn how to make salsa of your own, you are most definitely onto something. When it comes to a truly authentic Tex-Mex fiesta, nothing quite compares to the freshness and signature style you can achieve by making your own salsa.
Don’t let the complex blend of flavors fool you; making salsa is very easy. In fact, making your own is almost as easy as opening a container of someone else’s. So what are you waiting for?
What You’ll Need for a traditional salsa:
This salsa is great as a snack, a mouthwatering appetizer or even as a condiment for tacos, burritos and other Mexican fare. Eat it right away, or cover and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. This recipe makes about 2 3/4 cups and can disappear quickly among a hungry group. So you may want to make multiple batches for a crowd. Then, mix some margaritas, and wait for the compliments to start pouring in!
Here are some other salsa ideas. Remember, be creative!
Sweet, savory and crunchy salsa accompanies grilled pork or chicken rather nicely. Try it with tortilla chips as a refreshing alternative to a tomato salsa.
Mangoes are a colorful, flavorful, and juicy addition to salsa. An interesting contrast in flavors occurs when mango is mixed with lime juice. Serve this salsa with chips or use it top fish or chicken.
This summertime salsa contains ripe avocados, tomatoes, lemon juice, onions, and jalapeno peppers.