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After recently returning from a trip to Cozumel, Mexico, I can’t help but have salsa on the brain! With summer approaching, I figured that this month would be a great one to talk about making salsas. The fresh cooling sensation of eating a homemade salsa compares to no other salsa experience and it is super easy to make.

Tomato Salsa

Salsa is one of those dishes I find is very versatile, the base ingredients include tomato, jalapeno, sweet onion, cilantro, salt and pepper. That’s it! Chop up these few ingredients mix them together, serve and enjoy! You know salsa can go with so many things such as: tacos, chips, salad, and grilled proteins; chicken, fish or steak. I mean the list is endless!

One of the things I love the most is that you can take those base ingredients and make a simple substitution and come up with a fantastic variation. For example, substitute the tomato for pineapple or mango, or both. If you prefer a salsa that is more sweet than savory; substitute the tomato for corn and voila, there are so many combinations.

Corn Salsa

Salsa is a very special dish, it can have such complex flavours made from such a simple preparation and ingredients. There are so many variations, apart from those that I mentioned. I encourage you to get creative!

If you want to take it up a notch, why not pair it with some homemade corn tortilla chips. Super simple just cut, fry, toss a little salt at the end and enjoy! Cinco de Mayo is around the corner and BBQ season is about to kick off so I hope these salsa suggestion add a lot of flavour to your summer ’17 season.

Corn & Tomato Salsas with homemade Tortilla Chips

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