Salsa is always a party favorite. Not only can it be used as a spicy dip for tortilla chips, but it can add great flavor and zest to tacos, burgers, and nachos. The best part is that it’s super easy to make at home with only a handful of fresh ingredients.
Fresh salsa or pico de gallo is always a crowd favorite and is best made in the summer months when tomatoes are ripe and at their tastiest peak.
Start with about 4 large tomatoes or 8 smaller tomatoes, 1 to 2 jalapenos (diced and depending on how spicy you like your salsa), a handful of cilantro (chopped), 4 garlic cloves(finely minced), 1 medium onion (chopped), ⅓ cup olive oil, 1 juicy lime, and salt.
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and let stand for 30 minutes in the refrigerator for the flavors to meld together. If it is too water at the bottom before serving, drain and then serve. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, mix, and serve.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.