I’ve been on a huge tomato kick lately… tomato soup, pizza sauce, and SALSA. And can I just say homemade salsa is SO MUCH better than restaurant salsa, as delicious as some of those can be.
Salsa can easily be added to breakfast, [eggs, breakfast burritos] is a great snack with some chips or homemade tortillas. [I will be sharing a recipe for some extremely delicious homemade tortillas in the next few days.] I also like to add it to baked chicken for dinner, and you can serve it with any Mexican food, of course.
Lately, I’ve been eating it for an easy lunch. I heat up a couple tortillas to eat the salsa with, I may add some refried beans or guac to go along with it, and viola, I have myself a super easy yet surprisingly healthy lunch.
You’ve got the great benefits of all the veggie goodness, but in addition, there’s some really amazing benefits to eating raw garlic and onions. Garlic is actually a healing food if eaten raw. I love garlic, but I usually chop some up to sauté with dinner or throw them in the oven to bake in a dish. I don’t ever eat them raw besides when I’m eating salsa. Same with the onions, which are also extremely beneficial if eaten raw. Raw garlic is an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, helps lower cholesterol, boosts immune system, prevents cancer, [the list goes on.] Eating onions raw have similar benefits: reducing blood pressure, detoxing the body, preventing cardiovascular disease, etc.
…Not to mention they help to add a great little kick to the salsa when raw.
This salsa is so easy to make. Really, the only “work” is chopping all the ingredients. We use a basic handheld food chopper like this one. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. You can even use a knife if you’d prefer. You can also make big batches and can your salsa. The only reason I haven’t done this yet is because that involves cooking the salsa and then storing. You won’t get all your raw garlic and onion benefits that way. However, it’s still a good option if you want to make more at once since it is still a very healthy salsa, MUCH healthier than anything you will find at the grocery store.
- 3 large tomatoes, chopped
- ½ an onion, chopped
- 7 cloves of garlic, pressed
- 1 bell pepper [or pepper of choice], chopped
- Juice squeezed from ½ a lime
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Chop the tomatoes, onion, pepper
- Press or chop the garlic
- Mix in a large bowl
- Pour in your lime juice, salt & pepper
- Mix well & taste
- Make adjustments if necessary
- Store in mason jar in the fridge