If you love Mexican food like I do, then I’m betting a great salsa is high on your list. Do you judge every Mexican restaurant by how great their salsa is? Yeah? We understand each other! For about six years I tried various salsa recipes and they were never quite right until I happened on this perfect blend of ingredients. I’ve been making it ever since and have never looked for another recipe. This is the BEST homemade fresh salsa recipe ever and it’s so easy.
What you need:
- 10-12 Roma tomatoes (quartered)
- 1/3 cup cilantro
- 1/2- whole medium onion (coarsely chopped)
- 1-2 Serrano peppers (depending on how hot you like it)
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed key lime juice
- 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
Roma tomatoes are the best for this salsa, because they are meatier than other tomatoes. What does meatier mean? Well, it means that after you blend them your salsa will be a nice thick consistency. Other tomatoes have much more water.
Quarter the tomatoes and place them in your blender first. Then add the rest of the ingredients on top of the tomatoes. I’ve been making this recipe for so long that I always add ingredients to fill the blender and make a big batch. This salsa never lasts long at my house!
Blend on the lowest speed until all the tomatoes are blended, pushing the ingredients down as you go. Then blend on high a few seconds or just long enough that the onions, peppers, and cilantro are blended. Stir and check the salsa for any large chunks that may not have blended and blend a few seconds more if needed. DON’T OVER BLEND!
And then, just like that, you have amazing homemade salsa. Serve with your favorite chips and enjoy! Our Mexican meals are never complete without this salsa.