"My own easy fresh salsa recipe. Cook time is chilling time."
- Serving Size: 1 (214.6 g)
- Calories 82.4
- Total Fat - 2.9 g
- Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
- Cholesterol - 81.8 mg
- Sodium - 51.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 10.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
- Sugars - 6.8 g
- Protein - 4.8 g
- Calcium - 42 mg
- Iron - 1.3 mg
- Vitamin C - 99 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Step by Step Method
Place all the ingredients except the tomatoes in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until onion and jalapenos are coarsely chopped.
Place in a bowl and stir in tomatoes. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to blend flavors.
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- When selecting jalapeno peppers, choose ones that are firm, bright green, and free of blemishes.
- Be sure to use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
- Substitute 2 cloves of garlic with 2 cloves of roasted garlic for a sweeter and more mellow flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that the roasted garlic will provide a more mellowed flavor than the raw garlic, making it more suitable for those who don't like a strong garlic flavor.
- Substitute the jalapeno peppers with 2 bell peppers for a milder flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that it will make the salsa more mild and suitable for those who don't like spicy food.
Tropical Salsa Replace the tomatoes with two mangos, peeled and diced. Add 1/4 cup of diced pineapple and 1/4 cup of diced papaya. Omit the jalapenos for a milder salsa.
Fruit Salsa Replace the tomatoes with two kiwis, peeled and diced. Add 1/4 cup of diced strawberries and 1/4 cup of diced oranges. Omit the jalapenos for a milder salsa.
RECOMMENDED DISH: Grilled Mexican Street Corn: Grilled Mexican Street Corn is the perfect side dish to complement Salsa Patricia. The sweetness of the corn combined with the spicy and tangy flavors of the salsa make for a delicious combination. Plus, it’s easy to make and can be cooked on the grill or in the oven.
RECOMMENDED DISH: Baked Cilantro Lime Rice: Baked Cilantro Lime Rice is the perfect accompaniment to Salsa Patricia. The nutty flavor of the rice combined with the zesty and spicy salsa creates a unique flavor combination that is sure to please. Plus, baking the rice in the oven ensures that it stays fluffy and light.
Q: How long should I refrigerate the salsa?
A: Refrigerate the salsa for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
Q: Can I freeze the salsa?
A: Yes, you can freeze the salsa. Make sure to store it in an airtight container and use it within 3 months.
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Fun Fact 1:Salsa Patricia is named after the famous Mexican actress and singer Patricia Manterola, who was born in Mexico City in 1972 and is known for her roles in telenovelas.
Fun Fact 2:Salsa Patricia is a great accompaniment to Mexican dishes such as tacos, burritos, enchiladas and quesadillas. It is believed to have originated in Mexico in the early 1900s.