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Time to dress up taco night!

Homemade salsa

Makes: 4 servings

Time: 15–20 minutes


  • 1 large tomato (or 2 small)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced chili pepper (optional)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • ¼ of a lime (for the juice)
  • salt to taste


  1. Dice the tomato. Put it into a medium-size bowl.
  2. Cut the garlic clove in half, and crush it with a garlic press into the bowl of tomato.
  3. Chop the green pepper and add it to the bowl.
  4. Mince the chili pepper, add 1 teaspoon to the salsa (if you would like a little spice).
  5. Snip the cilantro, add 1 tablespoon and stir it into the salsa.
  6. Squeeze the juice from the lime quarter over the salsa.
  7. Add a pinch of salt and stir again.
  8. Taste the salsa and add more salt, lime juice, garlic, or pepper, if you’d like. Eat it right away or refrigerate for up to 1 day. Enjoy with tortilla chips!
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