Crowd Pleasing Fresh Salsa

Super-fresh tasting salsa & especially great for those who typically don’t typically eat raw onion.

For many years I was intimidated to make salsa. While I loved preparing new dishes and experimenting in the kitchen, I do not care for raw onion, and found it easier to just buy my favorite salsas. Well, one day I gave it a try and came up with this beauty! The secret for those who don’t normally like raw onion is to use fresh, sweet varieties like Vidalia or those white onions labeled “sweet”. As always, use the freshest ingredients for best results!

Fresh Salsa

Free of Dairy, Gluten, Nuts, Corn, Eggs, Soy

Servings

makes approximately 3 cups

Preparation Time

20 minutes

Cook time

none

Ingredients

*Use all organic and/or farm-raised ingredients.

 

4 medium-size fresh tomatoes (beefsteak work really well. If the tomatoes are super ripe and juicy–core the tomato with a knife and gut tomato with a spoon or other fancy kitchen gadget–and dice the thick skins for the salsa. Proportions should still work, but you can add 1 more medium cored tomato for safe measure.)

1 cup cilantro chopped, large stems removed, use less if desired

1/3 cup sweet onion chopped very small, approx. 1/8” wide

1 T. fresh lime juice

1 T. jalapeño minced, include seeds for more heat

1 tsp. Himalayan salt- Start with 1/2 tsp. if using sea salt as it has a sharper taste. Add more if desired.

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.

Refrigerate. Use within 2-3 days

Body-type and Wellness Insights

Salsa is one of those foods for which there is at least a million recipes, I’m sure. While it is roughly the same ingredients; the varying amounts, types of peppers, method of preparation and who knows what else, influences which we prefer.

A stimulating salsa with vibrant peppers and onions is helpful to activate the typically slow-moving system of the Earth-type.

Fire-types love this naturally acidic and picante food, but take note that tomatoes and peppers, and to some extent onions, are fiery in nature and so they may want to “cool it” on the salsa. Keep it as a condiment.

Air-types can be aggravated by the raw onion, likely prefering cooked and mild versions of salsa. This recipe is to suit my tastes, being a bit fresher (I find cooked salsas lose this quality) yet mild on the onion flavor due to using sweet onions and chopping them fine. Notice, there’s also no garlic, which means no harsh aftertaste! This may just be me, but other Air-types may take note: although tomatoes are at the peak of the season as we transition into fall-time, this is when the Air Element starts moving in. I find that eating too much salsa (during the month of September in our area) aggravates my Air Element, so I enjoy salsa earlier in the season and use it as a condiment in other seasons.

Water-types, should go by the insights of their second most dominant Body-type.

Learn more about Body-typing in the book,

You-niversal Self-care: Improved Health Through Self-Understanding. 

The foods, exercises and habits that help each Body-type feel more balanced and well.