A delicious homemade fresh raw salsa that takes just 10 minutes to make. Made with fresh jalapenos, tomatoes and lime juice, you'll never need storebought again!
Just like I shared this on Instagram, here is the recipe for the lovely lady asking me to share a fresh, healthy salsa. These tomatoes spoke to me when I saw them. I love getting your emails and recipe requests. To come, just to name a few, a vegan "chicken" noodle soup, spaghetti sauce and chocolate fudge cake <<<<< that one is already written! I'm doing my best to get to all of your requests!
Just a gorgeous rainbow of tomatoes, waiting to be salsa....
It drives me bonkers when I see pico de gallo recipes called salsa! I see it all the time and while they have similar ingredients, the texture is totally different. Pico de gallo is all raw chopped chunks, whereas the very definition of salsa is "sauce" in Spanish. Therefore it should be saucy. I have never been to a Mexican restaurant in my life where they serve salsa and chips and it is a bowl of chunky pico de gallo....simply because they are different! I can't stand pico de gallo, but I love salsa.....it's totally a texture thing for me.
My hubby took one bite and declared it "perfect". I must admit, I loved it too. The great thing about salsa is that you can adjust to taste.
I just couldn't resist making salsa...among other things, when I found these gorgeous tomatoes at my Whole Foods. I just was drooling over them.
I have a couple of things that are required for me to declare it to be my "perfect" salsa.
It has to be fresh/raw and a fairly smooth consistency. I am NOT a fan of huge chunks in my salsa...reason being, I don't like the texture of tomatoes. However, I LOVE tomato flavor and sauce.
Oh, and it's gotta have cilantro too. Now, I'm not a huge fan of cilantro in itself, but it just works in salsa, it belongs in salsa.
For this recipe, I changed my usual sea salt and opted for Karis Naturals Bolivian Pink Salt. They were so kind to send me some samples to try out. I was so impressed with the pure taste. Honestly, I kept sticking my finger in it, haha. What can I say...I like salt. It has a slightly stronger taste than regular salt, so you can get away with using less. It also contains over 70 trace minerals and is free of any added chemicals or additives, making it a much healthier option than table salt. My daughter was a fan of the pretty pink color, of course. According to them, it contains less sodium than leading pink Himalayan salt brands and Kosher salt.
I encourage you to try it if you would like a healthier option for seasoning your food that hasn't been through some terrible processing and adding of chemicals or additives. They also sell unrefined Chancaca sugar that has been produced from molasses, instead of going through an extensive process like most sugars on the market. I'm dying to try that next! You can order any of their products at Karis Naturals.
This salsa is fabulous with just chips, on tacos, as a "pizza" sauce, or my favorite way is just to heat up a tortilla and get it really warm and dip it in the salsa...SO good.
So, here is my favorite salsa. Enjoy! If you make it, make sure to come back here and leave feedback on my blog, I love to hear from you! Also, if you are Instagram, make sure to follow me and tag your creations #thevegan8, so I don't miss the notification!