It’s tomato season! This is about the time when gardeners are up to their eyeballs in tomatoes, and I can’t think of a better way to use them up than to make a homemade salsa. While I don’t grow my own tomatoes, or anything for that matter (I have a major black thumb), I picked some freshly ripened beefsteaks at the local farmers market last week.
This homemade salsa is bursting with summer flavors. I like mine to be chunky, but if you prefer a smoother salsa, simply pulse it in a food processor or blender a few times. If you’re doing it this way, you could just give the ingredients a rough chop and toss them in to be blended instead of taking the time to make it look nice. I’m all about time saving! Although you can eat this homemade salsa right away and it will be delicious, I prefer to let it chill overnight in the refrigerator for even more deliciousness. This allows the ingredients to meld and produces a much more flavorful salsa. If you have the time, it’s worth the wait!
This homemade salsa is healthy, fresh and easy to adjust. It also goes well with just about everything… fish, chicken, steaks, eggs, tacos, burritos, and of course nachos. Pair it with my 6 Ingredient Guacamole for mucho gusto!
- 2 large beefsteak tomatoes, chopped
- ½ cup red onion, chopped
- 1 jalepeno (or banana pepper), minced (add more for more heat)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Combine all ingredients into a glass bowl and mix well (pulse in blender or food processor for a smoother texture)
- Let chill overnight for flavors to meld or serve immediately