One of my favorite parts of my job is interacting with people and inspiring and empowering them to eat in a way that feels good, tastes good and is good for them.
I feel most affirmed when I see people get excited about making wholesome, nourishing food and sharing it with their friends and family. I’m especially thrilled when they come to me after trying a recipe and say things like:
“I thought I didn’t like kale. Your kale salad is the only way I will eat kale!”
This summer, I’ve had the opportunity to spend eight Tuesdays at a company in DC teaching workshops and cooking classes to a group of their employees. For our final class and last hurrah, I thought I’d put a fun spin on it and do a “Taco Tuesday” inspired demo.
I knew I wanted to serve salsa with the tacos, but to be completely honest, I had never made my own salsa before!
I scoured some of my favorite sites for inspiration about combinations and ratios of ingredients until I tested out and came up with my own recipe.
Since it was my first time making it, I wasn’t sure how it would go over. When one of the employees came up to me afterwards and said, “The salsa gets the Latin seal of approval,” I knew I had a winner on my hands 🙂
Check out this yummy recipe, and serve it with tacos, veggies, this burrito bowl or your favorite dippables!
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced or grated
- 1/2 cup red onion, minced
- 2 tablespoons lime juice (about 1 lime)
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 jalapeno pepper
- 5 roma (plum) tomatoes, deseeded and diced (click here for how to deseed a tomato)
- 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- Black pepper, to taste
- In a medium bowl, combine garlic, red onion, lime juice, salt, and cumin, stir, and set aside for a few minutes while chopping the other ingredients.
- Cut out the seeds and inner membrane from the jalapeno and then mince the pepper. Add to the bowl.
- Add diced tomatoes and cilantro to bowl and toss all ingredients to combine.
- Refrigerate 2-3 hours before serving. Best served the day it’s made 🙂