When it comes to making your own homemade fresh Salsa, you can really tweak things so they work with your own tastes. This is how I make salsa.
- 1 Red Onion. If you don't like red onions, you can use green onions or chives. You can also use a regular yellow or white onion, but the onion flavor will be stronger and not as sweet.
- Peppers (your choice) as desired. You can use something more mild like a Garden Salsa pepper or spicier like a Jalapeno pepper. The number will depend on how much spice you like.
- Garlic cloves. I use about 3-4 cloves. You will want to use what is right for your taste pallet.
- 1 Tablespoon Vinegar. You can use a lot of different kinds. Sometimes I use Apple Cider Vinegar and sometimes I use Red Wine Vinegar.
- 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice. This is about one lime juiced.
- Sugar to taste. I use about 2 tsp.
- Salt to taste. I use about 2-3 tsp Kosher salt. The amount will vary on taste and on how many tomatoes you use.
- Cilantro if desired.
- Tomatoes. Roma are great for salsa because they don't have as much liquid in them. If you are using Roma, you will probably want 5-10.
- Finely chop your onion, peppers, and garlic. I usually do a rough chop and then add to a food processor.
- Add in the vinegar, lime juice, sugar, and salt. Stir (or pulse). Add the minimum salt amount so you can add more if needed once the tomatoes are added.
- Dice tomatoes. Add to mixture and stir (or pulse). If you are using a food processor, quarter tomatoes and then pulse so you don't over-chop your tomatoes.
- Add cilantro if desired. Stir.
- Taste test. Add more salt if needed.
Eat with tortilla chips!
How do you make your salsa? I love to try new ways!