Saturday, July 16, 2011

Fresh Cilantro and Lime Salsa

It's the heart of summer and the start of lots of garden goodies! This salsa is a fresh version packed full of crunch and flavor. It is a labor of love so turn on some music, brew some coffee and dice away. Believe me it will be worth every chop!

4-5 tomatoes
1/2 sweet onion
1 green pepper
1 lime
1 tsp of cilantro
1 clove of garlic
1 pinch of red pepper flakes
salt and pepper

Chop the tomatoes, onion green pepper and cilantro into a pretty bowl. Zest in the garlic and the lime zest. Squeeze half the lime. Sprinkle with a pinch of the red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Grab a chip and test the seasoning level. Add more salt and pepper if necessary. If you like it spicy and desire a jalepeno pepper go right ahead, we're not that tough! You can serve right away or let it sit and absorb all the flavor. Either way it's amazing!


  1. mmmm...... this is the recipe i always use and we LOVE it! if you are pressed for time, or just don't feel like chopping, throw everything in the food processor for a smoother salsa... :-)

  2. Leah, the food processor idea is a good idea! I enjoy the chunks but if someone didn't, it would be very yummy that way too. And I guess great minds think alike because I made this one up as I was chopping. It's cool you use the same ingredients!