Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cilantro Lime Salsa

This is by far the easiest recipe I've ever posted on this blog. It's only three (well four if you count salt) ingredients and it has an incredible flavor impact. I came up with it when I noticed that when I would eat tacos from Mexican restaurants they would often put an onion/cilantro salsa on my tacos. They gave the tacos an incredible flavor that surprised me and I decided to try making my own and my cilantro lime salsa was born. Every time we have tacos this is what I make to go with it and it's always a hit. It also has the bonus of being the base for pico de'gallo so you can just add four or five chopped up roma tomatoes and one diced jalapeno and you'll have pico.

Cilantro Lime Salsa

1 white onion
1 bunch cilantro
1-2 limes
1/4-1/2 tsp salt to taste

Chop the onion and cilantro and combine in a bowl. Juice the lime(s) into the bowl with the cilantro and onion. Add the salt and mix well. Place in the refrigerator 30 minutes to 1 hour to let the flavors meld.

How we usually eat it, chicken tacos with cheese, black beans, regular salsa and cilantro lime salsa: