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Fresh Homemade Salsa

Fresh Homemade Salsa

All you need to do is chop and mix. Since this salsa is homemade, you can adjust its spiciness however you want! It's a very refreshing salsa that goes well not only with tacos, but with fish and meat dishes.

Ingredients: An easy-to-make amount

Tomato
1 large
Celery
1 thin stalk
Onion
1/6-1/4
Green pepper
1
Garlic (grated)
1 clove
Lemon juice
2 teaspoons
Cilantro (also known as coriander)
as desired
Seasoned salt or plain salt
as desired
Pepper
to taste
For extra spice
Tabasco (the green or red variety)
as desired
Red chili pepper or green chili peppers (or both)
1/2 a pepper (they're quite spicy, so add some --or none at all-- to your taste)

Steps

1. Chop your tomatoes into cubes. Finely chop your onions, celery stalks, and bell peppers. Soak the chopped onions in a bowl of water.
2. Finely chop your green chili peppers. Grate your garlic. Strain the chopped onion and remove any excess moisture with paper towels or similar.
3. Combine all the ingredients together. Add Tabasco as desired. The flavors will settle in and become more delicious if you let your salsa sit for 30 minutes or so.
4. Here's what I used this time. The bottled red and green chili peppers were purchased at an import store. It's better if you use fresh lemon juice, but I just used the store-bought kind since I didn't have any fresh lemons on hand.
5. I couldn't find any fresh cilantro, so I used a freeze-dried version. If you don't have any cilantro, you can substitute it with chopped celery leaves.

Story Behind this Recipe

Salsa sauce is necessary for tacos. People always ask me for the recipe whenever I bring it out to potluck parties. It's really delicious, but all you need to do is chop the ingredients and combine everything together. It goes well with sautéed whitefish and meats.