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Monday, September 23, 2013

S ~ Salsa Mexicana

Event: Blogging Marathon#32
Theme: Condiments

Salsa means literally "sauce" in Spanish though it has become synonymous with tomato based spicy dips from Mexico. There are various varieties of salsas popular in Latin American cuisine and people tend to make their salsas differently each time. They can be fresh or cooked, chunky or pulsed to a coarse or smooth texture. 
Salsa Mexican or the Mexican sauce is a fresh salsa made with raw tomatoes, lime juice, chili peppers, onions and cilantro leaves. It is also termed as pico de gallo or salsa fresca (fresh salsa). It doesn't store longer because of the fresh ingredients used. It can be prepared a couple of hours ahead and left at room temperature or refrigerated until serving.
Ingredients: (makes about 1.5 cups)
2 medium sized tomatoes
1 medium sized white onion
1 - 2 jalapeno or Serrano peppers
1/4 cup minced cilantro
2 - 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
* Cut onions and tomatoes into 1/4 inch cubes. Finely chop chillies.
* Combine everything except salt in a medium bowl.
* Season to taste with salt.

Logo courtesy : Preeti



kitchen queen said...

yummy and awesome.

Srivalli said...

After reading how this was made before doing my mexican theme last edition, I was amazed that such a simple dish could actually taste so good..and it was refreshing that my daughter liked it..your pictures look so good Suma...with nachos it must make a great combo..

Supriya Nair said...

It is so fresh and healthy...

Priya Suresh said...

Love to have this salsa anytime, such a fantastic and extremely inviting salsa..My weakness.

Anonymous said...

salsa looks so colorful and delicious...will love to have this with nachos,yum :-)

Rajani S said...

Bright red colorful salsa! Looks really good!

Chef Mireille said...

I know it as pico de gallo and is fabulous with tortilla chips

Manjula Bharath said...

very delicious salsa and very colorful !! love the with some nachos or Doritos !!

veena krishnakumar said...

colourful delicious and healthy bowl of salad!!

Harini-Jaya R said...

Good one. Our family favorite is salsa and chips..so this is a regular fare..

vaishali sabnani said...

i normally make the cooked version..this one is simple and quick!!

Pavani N said...

Such a colorful and refreshing salsa.. I make it everytime I make anything Mexican.