Mmm, salsa and tacos! They go together like peas and carrots. If you have been searching for the perfect salsa recipe for your tacos, you have come to the right place. This is my stepmom’s recipe and locally famous. She whips up a huge batch whenever we have taco nights and our family and friends jump at the chance for a dinner invite that night. Yup, its good! It is also a favorite of mine because I do not like cilantro in salsa (and I know there are more of you out there).
This salsa comes together quickly and it is just so easy and delicious! Its a great way to add even more veggies and even some healthy fat into your taco nights and you can control what is in it.
- 2-3 green onions
- 4-5 red radishes
- 1 28oz. can of whole or diced tomatoes (a big can)
- ¾ tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp red pepper flakes
- 1 Tbp dried oregano
- 1 medium avocado
- Trim the end and roughly chop the radishes and green onions. Add them to a blender or food processor.
- Now add the tomatoes and spices to the blender or food processor. Process until the veggies are chopped and it is a consistency that you like. I usually run my blender on the chop setting because I like mine a little chunkier. Pour your salsa into a mixing bowl.
- Slice your avocado in half and remove the seed and peel. Use a cheese grater to grate the avocado into the salsa. Mix and serve.
Now add the tomatoes and spices to the blender or food processor. Process until the veggies are chopped and it is a consistency that you like. I usually run my blender on the chop setting because I like mine a little chunkier. When my mom gives this recipe, it is “to taste” so feel free to add some more spices. Especially red pepper flakes since 1 Tbsp makes a pretty mild salsa.
Pour your salsa into a mixing bowl. Slice your avocado in half and remove the seed and peel. Use a cheese grater to grate the avocado into the salsa. If grating the avocado is not messy, then your avocado probably isn’t ripe enough. Mix and serve.
This salsa is perfect to top your tacos but you can just eat it with chips too. This makes a bigger batch but it is easy to cut the recipe in half by using a 14.5oz. (normal size) can of tomatoes.
Are you stumped about how to pick a good avocado? Gently press near the stem and the avocado should have about the same “give” as pressing the end of your nose. If you have some hard avocados, place them in a paper bag to trap the ethylene gas they give off. This will help them ripen faster. That little trick can help your budget too because sometimes you can get the avocados on sale when they are hard.
I have seen the tip about removing the stem but please do not do that at the store. Keeping the stem on the avocado helps it to ripen evenly.