A Simple and Truly Delicious Red Salsa Recipe for Any Occasion

This recipe is so simple and worthwhile that it can be considered a life hack for any time you need a delicious dip for a party, movie night, or any other occasion. This incredible salsa showcases fresh and vibrant ingredients. It has a bit of a kick from the jalapeños and goes well with chips, meat dishes, fish, and more! Let’s get started!

A Simple and Truly Delicious Red Salsa Recipe for Any Occasion
What the Recipe Calls For

For this easy and scrumptious recipe that yields approximately three cups of salsa, you will need:

  • Two finely chopped jalapeños
  • Two tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • Half a white onion, finely chopped
  • A pound of plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • Half a cup of finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Tortilla chips for serving

Jalapeños and cherry tomatoes
Making the Salsa

In a large bowl, combine the chopped onion and jalapeños. Add the lime juice and season with half a teaspoon of salt and a quarter-teaspoon of pepper. Mix and let sit for ten minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes to the mix and gradually fold in the cilantro. The salsa is now ready for serving with a large bowl of chips. It can also be a great addition to any type of taco or be a delicious side to another dish!

Tortilla chips and salsa
Important Tips

If you prefer more spice, add another jalapeño or substitute the pepper type to one that’s higher on the Scoville scale. Alternatively, if you want to keep the flavors but dull the spiciness, leave the chopped onion and jalapeños in lime juice for a bit before eating!

Chopping all the ingredients by hand will give the dip a chunkier texture and a much more vibrant color than if it were blended in a food processor. If you would like a less fresh and more smoky flavor, grill the tomatoes, onion, and jalapeños before shopping and mixing them together!