Salsa is delicious and healthy, but it can be expensive -- especially if you eat it by the bowlful. You can save money and create a delicious fiesta for your palate with just a little time and your favorite fresh veggies.
Making the salsa
One of the best things about making your own salsa is that you don't need any special equipment. Kitchen gadgets like a mini chopper or food processor make the process easier, but they aren't required. All you really need to make salsa is a good chef's knife for chopping and a cutting board. That's because the procedure is as simple as one, two, three:
Part of the fun of making your own salsa is experimenting with different combinations and new ingredients. But there are a few that tend to be common choices, simply because they have flavors and consistencies that seem to work. The next time you get a salsa craving, try picking up a few of these veggies from the store:
A sweet touch
Peppers, onions and herbs are common salsa ingredients, but spicy salsa isn't the only way to go. If you want to switch things up, try adding fruit to your salsa for a sweet foil to the savory flavors. Citrus fruits like mangoes, peaches and pineapple are all worthy candidates.
Learning how to make your own salsa isn't so much a matter of following a recipe as it is adding your own creative spin to classic ingredients. Your only limitation is your imagination.