Let's be honest here. Who doesn't love chips and salsa? If you say you don't, then you're either lying or we can't be friends. And my favorite salsa is always the homemade kind. It's always fresher and less processed. I can't remember the last time I had a homemade salsa I didn't love.
Plus, it's so versatile. You can put it on baked potatoes, any kind of meat, any kind of Mexican dish...the possibilities are really limitless. It's best, of course, with chips (I prefer the Tostitos thin and crispy cantina chips, but that's just me). And with football season just starting, there is literally an opportunity every week to make this salsa for a party.
My favorite homemade salsa recipe is from my dear friend, Fleming. It's time-consuming to chop everything by hand, but totally worth every minute. The recipe makes a big batch, so scale it to size (and your tastes, of course!). I've made the entire recipe. I've also made a small serving just for certain dishes. I've made it mild, but of course B and I prefer it very spicy.
Do you have a favorite salsa recipe? Is yours similar to this, or wildly different? Let me know - I'm always on the lookout for more salsa recipes!
20 Roma tomatoes (firm is best)
1 small onion (I prefer yellow)
8 green scallion onions
5 cloves garlic, minced
1-3 jalapeno peppers, depending on how spicy you prefer
1/2 - 1 whole bunch cilantro
Juice of 1-2 limes
Salt and pepper to taste (don't be shy! They are critical ingredients in this salsa!)
Chop up all ingredients to desired consistency. Be sure to chop the garlic and jalapeno as small as you possibly can (and do NOT touch your eyes afterward!)
Mix together in a large bowl, and enjoy!