Our love for food has brought us to make our homemade recipes, like organic salsa, which has been America’s love since the year 2000. For those who are not familiar with salsa yet, it’s a condiment that is paired with dishes like burritos and huevos rancheros. It is most commonly seen as a dip that goes with tortilla chips, and yes, it originates from Mexican cuisine and traces its roots back in the Aztec civilization. You would notice that there are a lot of store-bought foods and dips and ready to eat meals in packages, but you would agree that nothing beats a hot, home-cooked meal, right? It is best most especially when it’s made from scratch, and you also know the ingredients used in your dish and dip.
Salsa is a Spanish word which means sauce. Originally from Mexico but the main ingredients, which are the chili and tomatoes were first discovered by Spaniards ever since it got developed into the Mexican cuisine. An organic salsa is mostly a combination of tomato and spices, which makes it tangy and perfect for dips and side dishes. Its demand then escalated, and the next thing you know, a variety of salsas has been created to suit whatever preference you like that should come with it. In this read, we will find out more about this sauce and condiment, the health benefits of eating organic foods, and we will also list a few homemade organic salsa recipes that you can follow. Stay tuned and read more!
What is Salsa?
In the US, salsa is a condiment made from chilies, tomatoes, and onions. It can be a dip for popular Mexican foods, and you also have the liberty to use it any way you like. It is widely popular too, because not only is it a good pair for staple foods, it is also a healthy addition to your normal diet. The main ingredients, which are chilies, tomatoes, and cilantro are rich in Vitamin A, lycopene, vitamin C potassium. While all other ingredients added are plan-based and are low in fat and calories. Those in a diet spectrum could use this at any time of the day.
These are the most common types of salsa that are being used in American kitchens and restaurants:
- Pica de Gallo– it’s a translation of rooster’s beak, which is also a fresh sauce.
- Salsa Verde or green sauce is made with tomatillos, and it is cooked.
- Salsa Roja or red sauce is a condiment in Southwestern and Mexican cuisines.
- Black Sauce or Salsa Negra is made from dried chilies, garlic, and oil.
- Raw sauce or salsa Cruda is a mixture of onions, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapeños, which are not cooked or blended.
Salsa and organic salsa have been widely popularized, and because of it, ingredients such as corn, papaya, mango, and plantains are associated with it, depending on your preference. Nowadays, salsa is paired with fajitas, eggs, boiled potatoes, seafood stews, roast chicken, grilled beef, bread and tacos, tortillas, and enchiladas.
How to Make Easy Organic Salsa Recipe
While it is true that you can get your salsa straight from a box or order it from a restaurant, you can also do a homemade recipe right in the comfort of your kitchen. Not only is it economical, but it’s also good for your health as you will know the exact ingredients added in your mixture.
Here is an easy recipe that you can do at home if you’re planning to make an organic salsa.
Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes
- 4 tomatoes (huge and plum); dice it to yield at least 2 cups
- 3 spoonful of fresh cilantro; chopped
- 1 tablespoon of jalapeno that is minced; make sure that seeds are removed
- 1/4 cup of white onion; chopped
- 3/4 teaspoon for kosher salt
- 1 and a half teaspoon of lime juice; if possible, use fresh
- Minced garlic clove
- Pour all ingredients in a bowl and mix it.
- If you would like your salsa to be smooth in texture, get half of the mixture in a food processor or blender and then combine the smoothed out mixture in the remaining half that was not blended.
- Get a bowl with a tight lid (a jar would be fine). Cover and close it tightly and then put it in the fridge up until five days.
- Making your homemade organic salsa could just be the best option for you. It would not hurt your pocket and it would also be good for your health. Also, the recipe we provided above is organic so it means that all the products used do not contain any artificial agents or ingredients.
Benefits of Eating Organic Foods
Organic products are those that have been grown without any pesticide or harmful agents that are typically known for their effects on faster growth. It applies to farm, vegetable, and fruit production. In a world where everything is synthetic, choosing to go organic might be the best for you and your health this time.
Here are the benefits of going organic:
- It is high in antioxidant content
- Improves heart conditions
- Improved overall health
- Better taste
- Resistance from antibiotics
- Boosts immune system
- Pesticide cutback
- It absorbs nutrients and minerals faster
The choice of choosing organic food instead of those that are normally sold, which we know are grown through pesticide control, and other artificial agents are growing in popularity today. It has its purpose of making people healthier and better. And with this, you can incorporate its use with your favorite dishes, dips, and sauces. Try out the recipe above to see the results for yourself. You will be surprised to know that your organic salsa tastes much better than your store-bought packages- plus, it’s organic, too!