I love salsa, but I never knew how to make it. So I texted my friend Maria. “If I chop onions, tomatoes, and cilanto, can I call that salsa or is that just pico?”
She laughed, then told me it’s pico.
I knew that. I was just hoping maybe I could get away with calling it salsa. No such luck. I then had to ask her for her salsa recipe. It was amazing — and super simple, so, of course, I was kicking myself after for spending money on jarred salsa all these years. Never again. From now on, it’s salsa from scratch. It barely took me longer than ten minutes to make this (which, honestly, is about the length of time it takes me to open a jar of salsa).
What You’ll Need:
- Four tomatoes
- One medium sized onion
- Handful of cilantro
- Generous pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup water (approx.)
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 jalapeno (that’s for mild; you can add more jalapenos for more spice)
What You’ll Do:
Dice the onion, tomatoes, and jalapenos.
Boil the onion, tomatoes, and jalapenos in water for about seven minutes (until everything is softened).
It will look delicious, like the photo above.
Add the ingredients (without water) into a blender with the cilanto, salt, and water.
Blend until smooth-ish (if it’s thick for your taste, add more water and blend again).
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