salsa ingredients

The Wonders of Fresh Salsa

Salsa is for more than just chips around the Ludwig household!

I keep it around to season soups, spice up bean dishes, scramble in eggs, pour over fish or chicken and bake, etc. It’s super easy and much less expensive than store-bought.

This recipe can also be found on page 302 of ALWAYS DELICIOUS by David Ludwig, MD, PhD, and Dawn Ludwig. Buy the book HERE.


  • 1-2 jalapeños*
  • A few large cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • Lime juice, to taste
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • Dash of salt

*Quick Tip: If you want a milder salsa, take the seeds out of the jalapeños or use fewer of them. You can use any peppers of your choice: a chipotle pepper will add a smoky flavor, but you could also use poblanos or bells. Feel free to make it your own!


  1. Blend together jalapeños, garlic, onion, cilantro, and lime juice.
  2. Then, add the tomatoes, blend once more, and add salt to taste. 

Scroll down to see pictures of the steps.

Click here to download a printable copy of the recipe.