Fool Proof Salsa

July 01, 2015 By:
20 minutes
10 minutes
Salsa can seem like a challenge because it takes so many tomatoes to make a large batch. But for a quick, refreshing appetizer or as a garnish for a protein or taco salad, it only takes a few tomatoes and about 15 minutes of your time. This salsa only gets better with extra time, so it's fine to make it ahead a day. Make sure you have a colander and bowl for the liquid from the salsa, which makes a great marinade for chicken or fish. Serves 2 people as an appetizer or a family of 4 as a garnish. For a party of eight, triple the recipe.



  1. Chop tomatoes, green onions and cilantro and assemble in a large bowl. Include the stems of the cilantro as these have the most flavor.
  2. Finely chop one jalapeno and mix gradually, tasting as you go for desired level of heat.
  3. Using a citrus press or your hands, squeeze the juice of 3 limes into the salsa plus the zest of one lime. Don't grate the white part of the lime as it has a bitter flavor.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of rich tasting olive oil and a generous amount of salt and pepper. Taste and continue seasoning with jalapeno and salt accordingly. Cover and chill.
  5. Place an empty bowl in the sink and place your colander atop it. Pour your salsa into the colander, reserving the liquid for a marinade or discard it. Serve your salsa in a bowl with chips and enjoy.