Appetizers/ Vegan Recipes

Simple and Easy Spicy Salsa

Happy Belated Cinco de Mayo!  We know Cinco de Mayo was yesterday, and we hope you all had fun partying!   We wanted to share our spicy salsa recipe because of it’s simplicity and amazing taste, you can make this all year long.

This salsa is so easy to make, it only has 6 ingredients, and needs only a few minutes of your time to chop some veggies, and you’ll have this amazing fresh tasting salsa you have ever tasted!  Spicy fresh salsa is made with fresh chopped tomatoes, garlic, onion, fresh cilantro, chopped jalapeno and lime juice.

Homemade salsa always tastes better when you make it yourself; it’s fresh, delicious and it makes a healthy snack for the whole family to enjoy!

This is a salsa you can make as spicy or as mild as you like it, just by adjusting the amount of jalapenos you add into the mix.  No need to add any salt or sugar, the sweetness from the juicy tomatoes along with citrus and cilantro combined gives this salsa lots of flavor, not to mention, the real spicy kick comes from the jalapenos.  Fresh salsa also stays fresh for days in the fridge. 

You can make a variety of salsas, adding in fresh chopped mangos, green peppers, and even avocados into the mix.  Just serve salsa with your favorite tortilla chips.

It’s fun making fresh salsa, we enjoy making it all year long!  We hope you will too!

Easy Spicy Salsa

  • 1 pound small tomatoes on the vine- finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 large garlic cloves- minced
  • 1 small jalapeno, (or 8 to 10 slices from the jar)- finely chopped
  • 1 small onion (1/4 cup) – finely chopped
  • 1 small lime- juiced

In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients.  Mix to combine well.
Chill for at least one hour before serving.  Stays fresh in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.

Yields: 2.5 cups

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  • Reply
    Dan from Platter Talk
    May 6, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    SO fresh and delicious looking! I love fresh salsa and yours looks perfect!

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    May 6, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Fresh salsa is always the best- yours looks great! 🙂

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      May 8, 2014 at 2:33 am

      Thank you! Once you taste the freshness, you never go back to the jar salsa we used to buy.

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    May 8, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Homemade salsa is so good! Yours looks so bright and delicious.

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    May 9, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    This is a perfect, classic salsa – which I could eat on anything from scrambled eggs to roast beef! The photos are so pretty and the first dish looks like a flower with the chips all round the colorful salsa. Have a wonderful Mother's Day ladies!

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