Once upon a time I lived in Florida. Our house was a mere 12 minutes from the beach, and it was glorious! This particular beach had a great farmer’s market that would open up on weekends. Shopping for fresh produce with a view of the ocean is about as idyllic as it gets.
My mom and I would often shop at the farmer’s market together because we loved the low prices and the freshness of the produce. Occasionally, we would find boxes of bruised produce that had been majorly marked down.
I remember one day finding a box of Roma tomatoes for just a few dollars! We snatched it up, of course, and one of the first words out of Mom’s mouth was “salsa”.
There are few things as delicious as fresh salsa. Even though I chopped and blended tons of tomatoes, most of our salsa fresca disappeared before I could even put it away! The sweet, salty, spicy, and sour flavors all come together to create a deliciously unique taste that keeps you coming back for more.
That’s the stuff summer is made of.
Summertime Salsa Fresca
Since hot weather is on its way, I figured this recipe would be just the thing to share with you. It’s easy as pie. Actually, it’s even easier than pie.
The beauty of salsa is that it’s easy to prepare exactly the way you most enjoy it. Add as much or as little spice as you like! If your salsa ends up being too hot, add some raw honey to counteract the spiciness. The recipe below is my favorite way to make salsa fresca.
As I mentioned, most of our salsa usually vanished on the first day. We could never get enough of it. We’d even make taco salad just so we could slather it all over our dinner.
Every time I make salsa fresca, I end up saying, “I should make this more often!”
I really should.
By the way, Garden of Eatin Tortilla Chips are a favorite of ours. They’re pretty amazing, even if they are on the pricey side. The texture and flavor complement salsa fresca really well.