In college, I worked at a gluten, dairy and egg free restaurant called Truly Free Bakery and Deli. I worked as a server, and also managed the register. One of my favorite parts of the job was that I got delicious, healthy meals with each shift. This was one of the recipes I committed to memory: the best classic salsa!
This is one of my favorite dips to make, because it’s such a crowd pleaser. I make it basically every summer. It’s great for parties or the beach for a refreshing and healthy snack. You can tweak this salsa to your desired spice level based on the jalapeño seeds. If you like a spicier salsa, include the seeds from both jalapeños, but if you prefer a more mild salsa, only include the seeds from one jalapeño.
If you are looking for some more beachy/summer-friendly recipes, check out this this sweet summer quinoa salad. And I get it, beach trips can be tricky. If all else fails, check out these tips for a healthy beach vacation. Y’all know I’m all about the veggies, so if you can get them in at both meals and snacks, the better off you’ll be.
Sadly, the restaurant I worked at in college is now closed. On the bright side, since the shop is now closed, I don’t feel bad about sharing the recipe! And now you can enjoy the best classic salsa too! Every time I make this salsa, it is devoured in a very small amount of time. I hope you love it too.
How to enjoy the best classic salsa
- With chips
- Make guacamole by mixing in mashed avocado
- Add on top of an omelet
- Add on top of grilled chicken breast seasoned with cumin and chili powder
- Mix with corn, black beans, and cubed avocado for a “cowboy caviar”
- Marinate chicken breast in the leftover juice after a few days
- Taco topping!
a fresh, chunky-style salsa
- 8 tomatoes
- 3 onions
- 2 jalepenos
- 3 limes
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
Wash all ingredients and pat dry.
Finely chop tomatoes and onions. Add to large bowl.
Slice both jalepenos length-wise and discard the seeds from one jalepeno. Finely chop and add to bowl.
Cut off stems of cilantro. Finely chop the cilantro and add to bowl.
Add juice of 3 limes, salt, and minced fresh garlic.
Thoroughly mix all ingredients together. Chill before serving.
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