A Mexican salsa recipe is a good one if it includes fresh leaves of cilantro. Cilantro is probably what gives all fresh vegetable sauces and garnishes their authentic taste. Without it, it seems that something important is missing, but most people don’t know what. Here is a great recipe that is very easy to make, so bookmark this page right now.

Mexican Salsa Recipe

The ingredients for this Mexican salsa recipe are usually very easy to find in any large grocery store. Be careful with the chilis, however. The heat of jalapenos varies from crop to crop, plant to plant. Some are extremely hot and some are quite mild. You won’t know until you taste one. So, brush a slice on your tongue, wait a few seconds, then decide how much to add.

Ingredients

6 Roma Tomatoes
½ Yellow Onion
1 Fresh Jalapeno Chili Pepper
½ Clove of Fresh Garlic
1 Bunch Fresh Cilantro
2 Fresh Limes
½ teaspoon Salt

Rinse the cilantro, shake it out and put it aside on a kitchen towel.

Chop the Roma tomatoes into small chunks. Slice then dice the onion. Slice and taste the jalapeno then mince as much as you want to add. Smash the garlic with the side of a chef knife then mince it as fine as you can. Chop the cilantro leaves. Toss all of these items into a large bowl.

It is very helpful to have a simple wooden reamer in the kitchen. If you don’t have one you can microwave your limes for 30 seconds and that will loosen up the juice for a good squeeze. If you have a reamer, ream the limes over a strainer that is over a measuring up to catch any surprise seeds.

Mix the lime juice and salt in with your other ingredients in the bowl. Stir well and serve.
It is best to make this Mexican salsa recipe fresh when you need it. When you store it in the refrigerator, as the days drag on you’ll see the juices puddling up. You can drink that juice, as it is a very health juice. But, lots of juice isn’t so nice on a chip.