Salsa is a Mexican topping made of tomatoes, onions, peppers, and a few other ingredients.
- 1 white onion
- ½ bunch cilantro
- 3 tomatoes or 1 Can of diced tomatoes
- 1 large red jalapeño pepper
- 1 small can of chili peppers
- The juice of 2 limes
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ clove garlic (chopped)
- ½ tsp. pepper
Cut the tomatoes. Put them in a bowl. Then you take out the seeds. Then chop up the tomatoes.
Chop the onion, the jalapeño pepper, the cilantro and the chilli peppers
Now mix the jalapeño pepper, the cilantro, the chilli peppers, tomatoes, and onions.
Add the lime juice, crushed garlic clove, salt & pepper.
Mix well and your salsa is ready.
- Salsa is best the day after making it, giving the ingredients time to blend.
- Milder salsa can be made by substituting sweet peppers for the jalapeño and chilli peppers.
- Hotter salsa can be made by increasing the peppers and adding a finely chopped habanero pepper.
- Blend some or all of the salsa for a smoother texture.
- Use clean rubber gloves to chop habanero peppers, or your hands will burn for several hours.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling the peppers. Pepper juice can sting quite badly if you rub your eyes or touch a cut before washing your hands.
- If you have a cut on your hand wear rubber gloves that does not have powder in it.
- If you are young ask a grown up to help you chop the vegetables because you could cut yourself.