Fresh Baked Friday: Simple Salsa

I love vegetables as much as the next girl, but the same style salad every night can get boring. This simple fresh salsa is a way for me to get my servings of veggies without piling them on a bed of lettuce. The recipe is also pretty cheap to make (around $5 for these ingredients makes about 3 cups of salsa) and it can be used in many different ways. Try it out tonight and let me know what you think!

Simple Salsa

2 Roma tomatoes
1 red, green, orange or yellow pepper
1 yellow onion
1 jalapeño
1/2 cup frozen corn, slightly thawed
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup vinegar (apple cider or red wine is best)
Juice from one lime

  1. Chop tomatoes, pepper and onion. Put in bowl and combine with corn.
  2. Wearing gloves, chop and remove seeds from jalapeño. Add to other vegetables. (Do not skip the gloves! Trust me on this one. You do not want to experience the wrath of jalapeño oils under your finger nails.)
  3. Squeeze juice from lime over vegetables. Add garlic, salt and vinegar. Stir to combine.

There are many ways to enjoy this simple salsa. You can go traditional and pair it with your favorite tortilla chips, or add some to your scrambled eggs with cheese for a southwest-style breakfast. I also like to add it to chicken stir-fry and use it as a topping on my turkey burgers. 

Switch it up and make this salsa your own by adding cilantro, black beans, or even pineapple. For extra spicy salsa, leave the seeds in. The more seeds you add, the hotter it will be. The possibilities are endless!

Happy Friday everyone!

Kylie K.