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Classic Fresh Tomato, Onion, and Cilantro Salsa

Salsa does not need to be complicated; in fact, the simplicity of salsa is one of the things, which have made it so popular. It is not a fussy kind of condiment and it goes well with almost anything, at least as far as enthusiasts are concerned.

Salsa is also easy to make and takes very little time in the kitchen to prepare a batch. Some of the best salsas are the very simplest, like this classic tomato onion cilantro salsa. It has everything you really need from a salsa: a canvas of fresh tomato flavor for the flavors of the onion, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime to play off of. It is not complicated, but it is definitely one of those things that everyone should know how to make.

You can prepare this tomato onion cilantro recipe in a matter of minutes and either serve it at once or allow it to rest in the refrigerator for an hour or two to deepen its flavors. There is no wrong way to enjoy this salsa, though; that is the beauty of salsa in the first place.

The fresher your ingredients for the salsa, the better the end result is going to be. Big juicy tomatoes, a tasty onion, aromatic cilantro, and a chili pepper combine with lime juice, and all these ingredients should be fresh if you want the very best result.

Making this is just a question of blending those ingredients together, so anybody can master salsa and make it as well as a Mexican cook who has been making it all their life. Once you have made this from scratch you will wonder why you never made it before, and you will not want to buy readymade salsa again. The fresh taste of this is just incredible, and it is versatile to be served with all kinds of dishes.

Tomato Onion Cilantro Salsa
Summary: This is a classic salsa recipe, so if you want to make something without corn, black beans, avocado or other touches, use this reliable and delicious recipe.
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Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Sauce
Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1 small onion (white, yellow or red), diced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped finely
  • ½ – 1 Serrano or jalapeno pepper (use more or less according to taste)
  • Juice of one lime.
  • Salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. This recipe is simplicity itself; simply chop your tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and peppers and add them to a bowl.
  2. Squeeze in the lime juice and add salt, a pinch at a time, stirring and tasting until you are happy with it.
  3. Refrigerate for an hour or two or serve at once with chips, tortillas or anything else you like to put salsa on and enjoy!

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Colorful and appetizing, this classic salsa recipe boasts plenty of aroma and amazing taste. Some of the very best salsa recipes are the ones with the fewest ingredients, combining typical Mexican flavors in the form of tomatoes, onions, chili, lime and cilantro, for an unbeatable flavor. Making this is simply a question of chopping and combining the ingredients and then you can leave it to sit overnight so the flavors can mellow out, before serving this lovely salsa with your favorite Mexican dishes. Easy to make and versatile, salsa is one of the best things you can make, and it is well worth familiarizing yourself with the best Mexican recipes.
 


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to AmazingMexicanRecipes.com. I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

We have everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, drinks, entrées, and much more. You will find everything from mild dishes to super-spicy ones, simple recipes based on fresh ingredients up to more complex ones suitable for a dinner party.

Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

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Christine