A Simple Salsa to Tingle the Tastebuds…

“Salsa can be fresh or cooked, is a healthy addition to your diet as it is full of vegetables and herbs”

-Jamie Kastner

The most popular way to enjoy salsa is with tortilla chips, but don’t limit it’s uses; it’s too good!


I always have a big bowl or tortilla chips and salsa on the buffet table and I make my own because it is so very simple. Using fresh ingredients ensures an aromatic, sharp and zesty sauce, that definitely leave you wanting more!


Traditionally, salsa is made in a molcajete, a Mexican mortar and pestle. I use mine for this recipe, as I find mashing up the ingredients quite therapeutic, but you can blitz, with a blender, if you want a smoother sauce consistency.



  • Half a red onion
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 500g ripe cherry/plum tomatoes
  • 1-2 green chillies
  • Small bunch of coriander
  • ¼ tsp salt


  1. Add the salt and chillies to the bottom of the molcajete.
  2. Pound with the pestle until the mixture forms a paste.
  3. One at a time, add tomatoes, then onion and finally coriander.
  4. Mash them into a desired texture before adding the next ingredient.
  5. Add lime juice to thin out the mixture.
  6. Season to taste.

Why not make your own Tasty Tortilla Chips?


Salsa is a great side dish for steak and grilled meats, so bring out that barbecue! It is a perfect topping for chicken or beef fajitas and it goes well with fish and shellfish too. Like it said, don’t limit it’s uses, especially if you enjoy a fiery kick to your food.


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