Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Homemade Salsa

I'm not from salsa-eatin' territory, so I'm not sure how good this really is, or if it's more like pico instead of salsa, but we enjoyed it. I'd never made salsa before and many of the "normal" salsa ingredients aren't available on this side of the world, so this is my first attempt. We like it.

yield: about 3 cups

3 cups finely chopped tomatoes
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeƱo, finely chopped
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well to combine. Let sit for at least an hour to allow flavors to blend.

***If I could, I would add a bit of lime juice and maybe some cilantro. Alas, cilantro is never available in Turkey and I couldn't find any limes this time either.***


Ann said...

Oh I love making salsa! One year I was super ambitious and grew almost all the ingredients in my garden. I've also included corn and bell pepper in my salsa along with cumin, oregano, and cider vinegar to flavor it.

Singing Away said...

Mmmmm... I definitely like what Ann suggested you add to your salsa, I was just going to tell you about using any kind of peppers you have (which I know you have more of than me!!). This is more like a pico de gallo kind of salsa- and if you don't have lime, I would just buy a bottle of lemon juice. I sprinkle it on, and the little extra 'zing' makes it tastier, and the color on the tomatoes ends up looking brighter.

Michelle said...

I was thinking to try adding corn and avocado next time. Mmm. And I like the idea of cumin...and lemon juice instead of lime juice. You know, sometimes you can find limes here...but of course I couldn't find one when I needed it!