It’s been awhile since I’ve made my own fresh salsa. The last fresh salsa I ate was a Christmas gift – two Christmases ago! – from an old coworker. I’m not necessarily a big salsa person. I really only like authentic salsa placed in front of me at an authentic Mexican restaurant along with house made tortilla chips. But I do like to make salsa at home from time-to time. I find it hard to stop eating really yummy salsa once I start which would be fine if I weren’t eating it with deep fried chips!
- 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved or quartered
- ½ red onion, finely chopped
- 1 bunch cilantro leaves, finally chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 T. hot sauce
- 1 T. salt
- 1 Serrano pepper, finely chopped
- 2 small limes, juiced
- additional salt and white pepper to taste
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings. Alternatively use a food processor to process the ingredients.
- Makes approximately 1 ½ to 2 cups.
If you choose to whirl the ingredients in a food processor the salsa will look substantially different than hand stirring. Mine turned kind of pink in color instead of red. Don’t be fooled from the pink color of the salsa – there’s nothing girly about this recipe. It’s packed with a ton of fresh flavor and spice. (Tiny white bubbles appear when you process the ingredients which in turn gives the salsa a ‘pink’ tint.)