In Spanish, salsa means sauce and it was first encountered in early 1500 by Spaniards. The Aztecs made the sauce or salsa with a mix of chilies, tomatoes, beans, and squash with some other ingredients.
The culture of making this sauce was spread in Central America and the United States. Slowly people started selling bottles of salsa in the United States and started earning lots of profits.
Very soon, the recipe gained lots of popularity and Salsa became the main side dish in every house in America.
Today, salsa has become the main condiments like ketchup and mayonnaise. In parties and get-togethers, these little containers of goodness are served with a bowl of chips.
It is easily found in any store and can be prepared at home as well. It is effortlessly made with either fresh or canned ingredients. But making salsa with fresh ingredients will contain more nutritional value and will have vibrant flavors too.
Fresh Salsa is a typical Mexican dish that is not only tasty but easy to make. The final output of the mix can be a little inconsistent and bit soupy and trust me that it is the actual fun.
It is fun and easy to make and can leave a very good impression in front of your friends and family. As per the taste preference, salsa sauce can be spiced up more with added jalapeno pepper.
Salsa recipe can be stored in the fridge for not more than 5 days in an air-tight container.
So, if you are in the mood to have some chips with freshly home-made salsa recipe then below mention is the easy way to make it.Print
- Chopped tomatoes – 1.5 cups
- Chopped onions – 5 tbsp.
- Chopped jalapeno pepper – ¼ cup
- Chopped cilantro – ½ cup
- 1.5 cloves of garlic minced
- Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp.
- Sugar and Salt – as required
- Black pepper and cumin powder – 1 large pinch each
- In a food processor, add chopped tomatoes, onions, jalapeno pepper, cilantro with rest other ingredients.
- Make sure to leave half a portion of tomato, onion, and cilantro to mix later.
- Blend the ingredients nicely for around 20 seconds for a liquid consistency.
- Now add the remaining leftover tomato, cilantro, and onion in the mixture.
- Blend the mixture again in the processor for few pulses and make sure it has chunks in the paste.
- Pour the mixture in a bowl and chill it for 30 minutes before serving.
Unused salsa recipe can be preserved for 5 days in the fridge in an air-tight container.