This simple recipe will impress your friends and be a crowd pleaser at your next party.
About this Recipe
By: Luci Conkling
This recipe is so simple I could probably do it in my sleep. Not many recipes call for cooking your salsa but since I’ve tried this one, I haven’t turned back. Something about mixing your ingredients on a warm stove really unifies all of the flavors and gives you a good medium chunky texture as opposed to a simple pico de gallo. It’s quick and easy and in my experience, you probably won’t have any leftovers.
- 3 large tomatoes
- 1 red onion
- 1 cup of cilantro
- 1 jalapeño
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
The only thing you really have to do with this recipe is chop the ingredients and throw them into a pan. I don’t like super chunky salsa so I usually chop mine pretty small. Once you put all of your ingredients in the warm pan, the tomatoes will soften slightly and will give you a smoother texture as well. Feel free to add more or less jalapeño for different variations of spice.
Step by Step Instructions
The first thing you want to do is chop all of your ingredients. How big you chop it depends on how chunky you want your salsa.
In a medium skillet on low heat, toss in your chopped tomatoes and let simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Once the tomato juice is bubbly slightly, mix in the cilantro. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
Add the rest of your chopped ingredients and mix thoroughly.
You can serve warm if you are pairing the salsa with a warm dish like tacos, or you can let your salsa rest until it is room temperature and then toss it in the fridge to chill.
Pair with some delicious tortilla chips and you are done! Enjoy!