My tips for How to Make a Fresh Salsa Recipe are going to be your go-to methods for whipping up a simple but authentic recipe. This salsa is all about fresh vegetables like tomatoes, onions, jalapeno, garlic, and cilantro. A food processor or blender makes it simple to prepare, and alongside your favorite tortilla chips it is a hit!
The Best Fresh Salsa Recipe
A great Mexican feast always has to include a delicious salsa. This fresh salsa recipe has become my favorite since it is truly simple and so easy to adjust for heat levels. If you like having a real fresh salsa on hand instead of store-bought options, then this is going to be one recipe you bookmark and use often.
How do you add flavor to Fresh Salsa?
Using the freshest ripe vegetables is the key to a truly successful homemade salsa. It is best to grab vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh lime for this recipe. While I do make this year-round, I find the best flavor comes from those gorgeous summer ripened tomatoes from the garden.
For added flavor, consider roasting the tomatoes, jalapeno’s, and even the garlic before blending together. To kick the heat up a notch, leave the seeds from the jalapeno in the mix, or add a full pepper.
If you like more kick, you can increase the lime juice, add a hint of vinegar, or even pickled peppers instead. The possibilities for this are truly endless!
How do you make a Fresh Salsa Recipe Thicker?
If you feel like the juices from the tomatoes have made your authentic Mexican salsa a bit too thin, you can easily thicken the recipe. Just add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and water into a bowl for every cup of salsa that you want to thicken. Stir to form a paste, then whisk into the salsa. You’ll want to bring the salsa to a boil, then simmer for 5-7 minutes to continue thickening and remove the starch taste.
Can I make Authentic Mexican Salsa less Spicy?
If you prefer a milder salsa, you can definitely make it a bit less spicy. A bit of honey or sugar is a common solution. Other options are to increase the number of tomatoes or to add fresh mango, pineapple, or orange.
What to Serve with this Authentic Salsa Recipe
This salsa is ideal just for dipping with your favorite tortilla chips. A nice blue corn tortilla chip adds a bit of extra flavor, but you can truly use any tortilla chip. It also is a perfect option to go alongside many of our favorite recipes listed below.
- Mexican Black Bean Quinoa Salad
- Easy Beef Enchiladas Recipe
- Tex Mex Casserole with Beef and Pasta
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- Jalapeno Pepper
- Roma Tomatoes
How do you make the Best Salsa Recipe?
In a food processor, pulse the garlic, onion, and jalapeño pepper together until they are a very small dice.
Cut the stem end off of the tomatoes, and quarter them (leaving the core and seeds) and add the tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice and salt to the food processor. Pulse to desired consistency.
Taste, and adjust lime juice and salt if necessary.
- 2 garlic cloves
- ½ small onion cut in quarters
- ½ jalapeño pepper remove seeds and ribs to adjust the heat to your desired spiciness
- 4 Roma tomatoes
- 2 Tbsp cilantro
- 1 tsp salt
- Juice of 1 lime
- In a food processor, pulse the garlic, onion, and jalapeño pepper together until they are a very small dice.
- Cut the stem end off of the tomatoes, and quarter them (leaving the core and seeds) and add the tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice and salt to the food processor.
- Pulse to desired consistency.
- Taste, and adjust lime juice and salt if necessary.