This recipe started with a published recipe, and I have modified it over time to make it my own. This salsa has become so popular with my family and friends that it is requested constantly, and I would almost not dare show up to a summer party without it. People describe it as having an addictive quality…which is evidenced by a crowd of partygoers surrounding a bowl of salsa and chips….until it is gone. Literally, everyone taht tastes it comments they have never had such good salsa, and asks for the recipe.
The colors of this salsa are also gorgeous: bright red, yellow & green
This recipe calls for using all fresh ingredients, and requires a lot of chopping. Use a very sharp knife, a mandoline can also ease the preparation.
Fresh corn adds a particularly fresh note.
The secret is finding the right balance of heat, sweet, and salt. Keep tasting and adjusting until it is balanced. Remember, you can always add more salt sugar or heat….once added you cannot take away so go slowly and keep testing until you achieve the desired balance.
If taking to a party, save a little for yourself! Excellent served over grilled & sliced chicken breast.
Serve with tortilla chips. Scoops are a great invention….they ensure that the salsa gets into your mouth and not on your clothes!
This mixture can be prepared several hours or 1 day ahead. If several hours or day before, refrigerate then bring to room temperature before serving.