Easy Salsas

Salsa is a very quick and easy recipe to prepare at home. There is no better gratification than knowing that homemade salsa can be fresher and tastier than the jarred/canned ones that are available in the market.

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This simple and easy salsa recipe that will yield about 4.5 – 5 cups, needs the following:

* 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
* 1 medium onion, chopped
* 1/4 cup chunky salsa
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon pepper
* 1/4 cup canned chopped green chilies, optional

In a large bowl, simply combine the tomatoes, onions, salsa, salt and pepper. Add the chilies if desired. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for several hours before serving.

Another version is this ten-minute salsa. Simply combine the following ingredients in a bowl, cover then refrigerate:

* 4 freshly diced large plum tomatoes
* 1/4 cup chopped onion
* 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
* 1-2 teaspoons minced jalapeno with seeds removed
* Juice of 1 lime
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 garlic clove, minced

Again, fresh salsas are easy to make. The freshness is guaranteed especially if the tomatoes and onions are grown in the backyard.