Homemade Salsa

Homemade Salsa

Ahh… summer. The best time of the year to whip up some salsa- the perfect thing to accompany the Homemade Guacamole that I find myself making constantly. My husband and I have had the busiest summer ever- and this weekend we finally got a break. A few days to relax, and enjoy our humble home 🙂 Leisurely cooking is my favorite thing to do, but using the oven in the hot summer heat makes it a little less enjoyable, so I’ve been making lots of no-bake recipes, like this. You really can’t beat the flavor from combining these fresh tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, onions and jalapeno- homemade salsa is SO the way to go, and so much more economical! I was at the store having a serious debate as I was holding a container of fresh salsa for $5.99…I hadn’t previously thought of making it myself! I whipped up twice as much of it for a couple of dollars, and it doesn’t get any fresher than that! Not to mention it takes no time at all. My husband and I had ourselves a little Mexican afternoon with this, my guacamole, and some homemade Queso dip  : )Now that’s the way to celebrate summer! Cheers : )

Homemade Salsa
Serves: About 4 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Medium Tomatoes, diced
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can Petite Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup white onion, diced
  • 1 Jalapeno, diced
  • ½ cup diced bell peppers (green, red, or both)
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped Cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ Tablespoon minced Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together until well-combined. Let chill for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to combine. Enjoy 🙂
  2. Salsa is a healthy snack that goes great with: Tortilla chips, Tacos/Burritos, scrambled eggs or omelets, grilled cheese, mixed with rice, a topping for burgers, mixed with Feta for a bruschetta topping, and more! How do you like to enjoy salsa?