In my experience, homemade is best made. I make what I can from scratch – pasta sauces, soups, salad dressings and even sausage meat, bread and pasta if and when I had the time. If I could do subsistence farming and produce my own fruit, vegetable, meat and dairy then I would happily boast of making everything myself.
Of course, everyone knows that there are several reasons to make things from scratch:
1. You know EXACTLY what is in it. No squinting your eyes to read the ingredients list on that bottle of salad dressing. No Googling long terms that you vaguely remember from organic chemistry class.
2. You know where it comes from. Is your kitchen clean? Good! Did you wash all the pots and pans, mixing bowls, produce, hands, and everything else used in the creation of your soup? Excellent! Can you say the same thing about what you just bought?
3. You know how old it is. Store bought deli salad scares me and why shouldn’t it? It is essentially a mixture of highly perishable foods and spice packaged together for my ‘convenience’. BUT how long ago was it made? How long has it been sitting there and at what temperature?
These are all good reasons why one should make things homemade but more importantly it just tastes better. For that very important reason is why I always insist on making my own salsa. IT JUST TASTES SO MUCH BETTER than anything store bought. It’s fresh, it’s healthier and I get to cater it to my own taste which means going heavy on the garlic and cilantro and, of course, spice. If you feel the same way, this might be the recipe for you. If you don’t, that’s ok. Just modify it to your tastes. I guarantee once you try it, you’ll be a homemade addict just like me.
Top your sunny side up eggs with a spoonful or two of fresh salsa. Serve with some tortillas or tortillas chips for a quick and delicious breakfast.