This healthy homemade salsa recipe uses fresh tomatoes, peppers and scallions to create a delicious salsa that’s perfect on chips or as a topping for fish!
Sometimes, I see something in the grocery store and I just have to have it. Unfortunately, that can also lead to me overbuying some items that I don’t actually need. This happened to me the other day when I spied some tomatoes on the vine. They were ripe. They were beautiful. They needed to be bought. Like right then and there.
Apparently, my impulse control wasn’t working at all and I quickly scooped up 10 tomatoes. This may not sound like a lot to you, but since I only really eat them with dinner, there was no way I was going to be able to eat them all before they perished. Even though we do compost, the thought of sending so many tomatoes to the black tumbler seemed really dumb, so I decided to take a stab at making a healthy homemade salsa recipe instead.
I had never made salsa before, but I eat it every week so I took a gamble. The coolest thing about homemade salsa is that you can get to be your very own Master Chef. You can put whatever your heart desires in to it and no one can stop you. As long as it makes sense in your head, anythng goes.
In my case, I had some peppers and scallions that were about to head south, so I diced them up and chucked them into the bowl along with my diced tomatoes. I like to mix all of my ingredinets up in a bowl first so the flavors meld and then I add it to a mason jar. I also found that the contents settled after a day or so – so I just chopped up another tomato and added it to the mix.
This is probably of of the easiest and tastiest things I’ve made in a long time. It’s really delicious – not only as a salsa, but also as a topping on some of our quick and easy meals like our Tuna Croquettes and Tilapia and Summer Vegetable Packets! I can already envision more varieties in the weeks to come – perhaps a black bean and corn one will pop up next!
Healthy Homemade Salsa Recipe
Makes 1 pint.
- 1 1/2 – 2 cups (3 tomatoes), diced
- 3/4 peppers, diced
- 3/4 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 large scallion, diced
- 2 tablespoons lime
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Step 1: In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients together. Carefully add to the sterile mason jar and refrigerate for 1 hour, or until chilled. Use within one week to ensure freshness.
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