Taco Tuesday has become a staple in a lot of American households. Even restaurant chains have gotten behind the idea and cashed in big. What’s there not to like? Yummy taco meat seasoned to perfection topped off with pretty much whatever you are in the mood for… Add in a margarita on the side and you might as well be sitting on a beach somewhere.
Like most things, this new Covid world has got us all doing things a bit differently. Those that typically go out have found cheaper options and to stay in. And tacos make everything a bit more enjoyable.
So what is the key to the perfect taco, anyway?— The perfect salsa!
And we’ve got you covered. Not only is this salsa recipe delicious, but it gets extra points for being so simple, you can put it together in minutes.
What you’ll need:
14 oz can diced tomatoes
2-4 fresh tomatoes (to taste)
½ white onion
4-5 Tbs minced garlic
1 head of cilantro
Zest and juice of two small limes
Salt (to taste)
A few tips before we get started:
You can purchase minced garlic in a jar at your local grocery store. This saves time (and frustration) by not having to mince the garlic yourself.
If you don’t have any fresh tomatoes on hand you can always use two cans of diced tomatoes instead.
For a milder salsa, cut and wash out all the seeds and the spines of the peppers. This is where most of the heat comes from so taking them out will give you the jalapeño flavor without all the heat.
Make the salsa a few hours before you need it and let it chill in the fridge. Giving it time to sit allows the flavors to all come together. You’ll be surprised what a difference this makes.
Dice fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, and cilantro
Put in a medium bowl with the can of diced tomatoes
Zest and juice 2-3 limes and add to the bowl
Chop jalapeños and add then in one at a time. Taste as you go to achieve the spice level you prefer.
Add salt to taste.
Dump the can of tomatoes, fresh tomatoes (in halves), half of an onion (chopped or cut into fourths), garlic, limes zest and juice, and jalapeños 1 at a time tasting as you go.
Blend everything up.
Add in more jalapeños if needed.
Add salt to taste.
And there you go! A super simple salsa that will make your next Taco Tuesday at home a total hit! Speaking of home, looking to buy one? Contact us today and let us help you get into the home you’ve been dreaming of.