One homemade salsa recipe can be whipped up in about 10 minutes with flavorful ingredients such as onion, tomatoes, canned green chilies and garlic to make a colorful salsa that goes well with tortilla chips. Another features ingredients such as tomatoes, fresh cilantro leaves and jalapenos in a spicy salsa that only takes 15 minutes to prepare.Continue Reading
Both salsa recipes are easy enough for beginner cooks to prepare for dinner or a party. Each requires different ingredients and can be changed to suit individual tastes.
The first recipe is for a tomato salsa that contains diced fresh tomatoes, green chiles, minced garlic and a diced onion. Combine the ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate until serving time. Add more heat by including fresh diced peppers or make it sweet by including a diced mango.
The second recipe is made with canned tomatoes, fresh cilantro leaves, chopped onions and ground cumin. Made in a food processor or blender, this salsa should remain in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. For an added twist on classic salsa, try adding cheese, canned and drained black beans, pineapple and lime juice.
Leftover salsa can be mixed with mayonnaise to create a zesty dip or combined with butter to make a compound butter for steak or chicken. Salsa works well with fish, eggs, burgers or, when pureed, can be used as a marinade.Learn more about Cooking