Sure, you can buy a jar of salsa at the grocery store. But it won’t taste nearly as fresh and flavorful as salsa you make yourself. Here’s an easy-to-make, easy-to-love, mildly spicy salsa to enjoy with chips, tacos, quesadillas and other Mexican dishes. (Add the jalapeno to give it a little bite.)
4 large tomatoes
1 small onion, finely chopped
¼ cup bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped (optional)
¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
½ cup fresh cilantro, minced
1 tablespoon white vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon cumin
- In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, bell pepper and garlic.
- If using jalapeno, wear kitchen gloves to chop it and be careful not to rub your eyes. Add it to the tomato mixture, along with parsley and cilantro.
- Toss with vinegar and mix in the salt, pepper, and cumin.
- Chill until ready to serve. The salsa will keep in the fridge for three to five days.
Per serving: 29 calories; 7 g carbohydrate; 1 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 188 mg sodium; trace amounts of fat.
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