Easy Salsa Recipe

Salsa Homemade Fresh Tomatoes Coriander Onion Garlic Chilli Lime Olive oilI don’t like to buy dips from the supermarket.  I find that 99 times out of 100 they will have sugar added, which is so unnecessary (it hides in everything these days) or some sort of binder like potato starch or maize/rice flour or guar gum or some other strange-sounding ingredients.  To this end I tend to make my own, which is not only super easy to do (granted it’s not as easy as opening a jar) but also tastes so much better and you know what you’re putting into your body.

I’ve already posted my easy Guacamole Recipe on the blog so today I thought I’d share with you my recipe for Salsa.  I made both recently for my Chicken Fajita dinner and they made such a difference, they were so fresh and tasty and definitely 100 times better than shop bought.
Chicken Fajitas Lettuce Wraps Cumin Paprika Turmeric Garlic Chilli Guacamole Avocado Tomato Salsa Coriander Onion Peppers Yoghurt FetaSo quick to make, it comes together in a flash and it’s so worth the effort because it’s fresh and you know exactly what’s gone into it – honestly it takes less than 5mins.

I made the salsa by chopping up about 20 cherry tomatoes into 8 pieces each, half, half and half again.  Then I diced up 1/4 of a red onion, chopped a small bunch of coriander, 1/2 a small red chilli and crushed half of a garlic clove.  I mixed this all with the juice of 1/2 a lime and the teaspoon of olive oil and seasoned well with salt and pepper.

It’s best eaten about half an hour after being made so that the flavours have had a chance to combine.  You can serve it with something to dip into it, like celery sticks or carrot/courgette crisps or as a side/sauce for so many dishes – the fajitas I used it for, tacos, grilled fish, instead of ketchup on burgers, as a topping for scrambled eggs, the options are endless.Salsa Homemade Fresh Tomatoes Coriander Onion Garlic Chilli Lime Olive oil


 

 

23 Comments Add yours

  1. Belinda Kennnerley says:

    Looks scrumptious! X

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      Thanks for all your support Bindy!! Xx

  2. belindakennerley says:

    Looks scrumptious Em!

  3. Jasmin N says:

    Wow I have to try this! I absolutely love salsa 🙂

    <3: Jasmin N

  4. nikkiandal says:

    Love a quick, easy and yummy salsa!

  5. Dominique Burleson (@MamaBearReads) says:

    That looks sooo good! And with fresh tomatoes in season-this is a perfect recipe!

  6. marketing65info says:

    Great recipe. Very fresh and easy. Thank you for posting this.

  7. I’m starting to adopt a healthy lifestyle and this recipe is perfect! Easy, and healthy. <3

  8. Gwen says:

    This looks so good! We love salsa and we go through it like mad! I’m looking forward to trying this! Thanks!

  9. I’m so ready for fresh tomato season! This sounds yummy. And way better than jarred.

  10. I have leftover cherry tomatoes, I need to try this!! Yum 🙂

  11. Devour Dinner says:

    Fun quick and easy recipe. Looks Delicious!

  12. This looks so yummy! I will definitely have to make this!

  13. Chips and salsa is one of my favorite things ever! This looks great!

  14. Nicole says:

    Looks relish, very similar to how I make salsa. I do use jalapenho in stead of red chili
    Nicole Parise

  15. My sister makes a really great salsa. I would love to try this recipe as well!

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