Tres Salsas


Salsa Cruda
by El Cocodrilo, Monterey, California
Makes 6 cups


1 1/2 cups peeled and diced jicama
1 cup diced red onion
3 cups diced tomatoes
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. Season to taste with the salt and pepper. 

Guacamole dates back to the Aztecs. Read our complete article all about guacamole for more information including history, recipes, storage tips, freezing as well as info on avocado varieties.  Makes 3 cups

2 large ripe (not overripe and mushy) avocados. Hass is a good variety.
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/3 cup diced yellow onions
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup diced tomato
2 teaspoons minced fresh, serrano or jalapeno chilies
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon mayonnaise

Cut the avocado in half. Tap the avocado seed with the edge of a sharp knife and give the knife a quick twist to dislodge the seed. Remove and discard the seed. Now use a "tablespoon" size kitchen spoon to scoop each avocado half from its shell. Cut each half in small dice and place in a medium bowl. Mash with a fork.
Add the lemon juice and mix well.
Now stir in the rest of the ingredients until uniformly mixed. Cover and refrigerate until ready for use. Exposure to air will darken the guacamole so keep it covered until you are ready to use it.

Pico de Gallo
makes 3 cups

1 1/2 pounds plum tomatoes, seeded, chopped
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons minced seeded serrano or jalapeno chilies (about 2 medium)
1 teaspoon sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced

Add all ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes prior to serving. This allow time for the flavors to blend.


Actually, Recipes For Two Salsas And 1 Guacamole Recipe. All Are Great As Accompaniments To Mexican Or Other Latin American Dishes, As Well As An Appetizer Served With Blue Or Yellow Corn Tortilla Chi, Recipes From GourmetSleuth

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