One special memory about my very first time in the States many years ago was that I learned how to make salsa. My Aunt P. who’s Mexican taught me how to make an authentic Mexican salsa and for a long time afterwards I was making it all the time and serving it up with everything: crisps, tortilla chips, wraps, sandwiches, rice, chips, salads… you name it, salsa was served with it. If ever there was an event or get together I’d whip up a tub of Aunt P.’s special salsa.
For reasons I’m not totally sure of, I gradually stopped making it over the years which I regret as I eventually forgot the recipe. Until, I came across a recipe in a magazine for salsa and realized it was almost identical to the one Aunt P. taught me to make – except this one contained garlic. I’m so thrilled that salsa making days are back. Perhaps you’d like to try this recipe too.
1 green chilli
1/2 red onion
1 garlic clove
2 tbsp. coriander
Juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper to taste
- Roughly chop the tomatoes into small chunks.
- Crush the garlic.
- Finely chop all the other ingredients.
- Combine all chopped ingredients in a bowl.
- Add lime juice, salt and pepper.