Salsa Fresca Recipe

This Salsa Fresca recipe is perfect to pair with meats or as a dip with tortilla chips.

| October/November 2006

This Salsa Fresca recipe is an easy salsa you can make at home.

This Salsa Fresca recipe is an easy salsa you can make at home.

Photo by the Mother Earth Living staff

This homemade Salsa Fresca recipe is easy to make and delicious to eat.

Salsa Fresca Recipe

A traditional favorite from South of the Border, this is good with chips, but just as tasty served as a side dish with a meal of burritos, Spanish rice and refried beans.

• 3 ripe tomatoes, diced
• 1 white onion, diced
• 3 garlic cloves, chopped
• 4 jalapeño or serrano chiles, chopped
• 1/4 cup chopped cilantro or flat-leaf parsley
• Juice of 1 fresh lime
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• Dash black pepper

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.

2. Let the mixture rest for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Serve at room temperature.

Jim Long lives and works in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas. His newest book, Sensational Salsas, is available through Long Creek Herbs
( Order it by calling (417) 779-5450.

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