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Simple Salsa Recipe for Cinco de Mayo

Posted by Gina Leto - Owner, Esthetic Living on

House Doctor, a family-run interior design business based in Denmark, creates the most beautiful designs while making sure their products enhances your passion for life. There's nothing better than using a household product that sparks enjoyment while doing some of the things you love — like cooking! For this installment of Gina's Recipes, I'm demonstrating how you can create a simple salsa for Cinco de Mayo using our House Doctor Brazilian walnut cutting board. What makes me happy about this cutting board is that I can use it as a serving board as well — which means less dishes to clean! Let's get into the salsa making, shall we?

This is a salsa I like to make in the summer when tomatoes are fresh and abundant. It is a great way to get my kids to eat their vegetables happily. If I make just a simple tomato salad, I only need about 4-5 tomatoes to feed my family of five. When I make this with Mexican, or grilled chicken or fish, I need about 10 tomatoes. They keep coming back for more!

This recipe is also great served as an appetizer with tortilla chips and some homemade sangria. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Recipe: Simple Salsa for Cinco de Mayo  

Servings: Serves 5 – 8


  • 10 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 5-6 scallions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ - 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded (optional)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4-1/3 c. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a serving bowl, mix lime juice, olive oil, pepper and salt. Chop seeded tomatoes and cilantro and add to the bowl. Using a kitchen scissor, thinly slice your scallions into the bowl. Add minced garlic and jalapenos if you like.

Mix well. Enjoy as an appetizer with tortilla chips or serve as a side salad with grilled meat, fish or with your favorite Mexican dish. It tastes great over chili! Note: You don’t need to seed your tomatoes if you don’t mind a more liquid salsa. In this case though, you may need to increase the amounts of your other ingredients to account for the extra volume or decrease the number of tomatoes used.

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Try this simple salsa for Cinco de Mayo this year and share with us in the comments!