Monday, January 19, 2015

Easy Homemade Salsa

I really do understand why people buy jarred salsa.  The chopping knife is dangerous!  (I have a chunk missing from my pinky to prove it).

But seriously, think about it.  If you're really careful with the sharp knives, and patient with the chopping aspect then you'll have something that's far more delicious and a lot less expensive.

And it's versatile!  I eat it with my eggs, baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, shredded chicken, etc.  And the best part is, the longer it stays in the fridge the better it tastes.  (Within reason, don't go for it after a month).

Try it, you won't be disappointed!

What you'll need-

6 plum tomatoes (or whatever you like)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 red onion, minced
1 large lime (or 2 small)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro (or parsley, I hate cilantro)
2 tsp olive oil
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Equipment you'll need-

A sharp knife
A cutting board
Common sense

Start by placing the garlic and onion in a large bowl.  Squeeze the lime juice in the bowl and mix them together.  Let the garlic and onion hang out in the lime juice, it'll help mellow the flavor.

Then cut your tomatoes into quarters and remove the seeds and pulp. Chop into small pieces and add to the bowl.  Then add your parsley or gross cilantro, sprinkle with some salt and pepper and stir together with the 2 tsp olive oil.

That's friggin' IT.  Enjoy yourself!

Tip- Replace the lime juice with balsamic vinegar, the cilantro for basil and you've got Bruschetta!

(21 Day Fixers- Salsa is, and will always be whether it's homemade or not, PURPLE.  If you're using a few tsp, it's free.)

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