Salsa

This is the same recipe that is in the meatloaf post. I just wanted it to be easier to find for anyone looking for it.

I went to a local grocery store yesterday and bought their homemade salsa that is made fresh in store. They have the same ingredients in them as mine….which would you prefer?

Local store bought salsa....

Local store bought salsa….

My recipe....

My recipe….

Side by side comparison....Mine is on the left and the store bought is on the right.

Side by side comparison….Mine is on the left and the store bought is on the right. The difference is unreal.

Salsa Recipe:

The fresh stuff for salsa!
The fresh stuff for salsa!

Supply List:

4 Assorted bell peppers

1 Red onion

1 Lemon

1 Lime

1 Hot pepper of your choice (Use caution!!! These things freaking BURN like no tomorrow if you get it into your eye by accident! I use gloves now when handling them. I got tired of scrubbing my hands and still burning my eyes a day or two afterwards. If you decide that these are not worth your time, you can always use mild to hot pepper flakes instead.)

2 Tomatoes

Cilantro

Garlic or garlic powder (if using fresh garlic about 1-2 cloves)

Salt

Pepper

A strainer to squeeze the lemon and lime into

Knife

Cutting Board

Bowl

Instructions:

Dice the bell peppers, red onion, tomatoes, hot pepper (if using fresh), garlic (if using fresh) and put into the bowl.

Rainbow of colors
Rainbow of colors
Onions adding their own color to the rainbow...
Onions adding their own color to the rainbow…

Squeeze the lemon and lime into a strainer over the bowl.

Lemon getting added to for more YUM factor...
Lemon getting added to the mix for more YUM factor…
Lime getting the life squeezed out of it...
Lime getting the life squeezed out of it…
This is the reason for the "something to squeeze the lemon and lime into. Unless you like the seeds in your salsa and then by all means you can skip this part...
This is the reason for the strainer, to squeeze the lemon and lime into. AKA SEEDS. Unless you like the seeds in your salsa, then by all means you can skip this part. If you do not have a strainer, squeeze them into a separate bowl and remove the seeds if you desire and add the juice to the salsa bowl.

Add (to taste) the salt, pepper, cilantro, garlic powder (if not using fresh), red pepper flakes (if not using fresh).

Seasonings going in....
Seasonings going in….

You can either use immediately or store in a container and place in the fridge to use the following day. The difference will be the taste. The flavors will blend overnight.

SALSA!!!
SALSA!!!

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