Spicy Salsa with Lemongrass

Here’s a twist on a classic favorite. Incredible bursts of flavor with super fresh ingredients and unique touch of fish sauce instead of salt adds a whole new dimension to this spicy salsa. Aromatic lemongrass lends a lovely fragrance and light freshness that makes this recipe an even more spectacular summer standout. The spicy salsa pairs winningly with traditional tortilla chips or as a condiment to any mildly flavored fish and meat dishes.

Makes 1 Large Bowl

3 large tomatoes, diced into small cubes
3/4 medium red onion, roughly minced
5 inch stalk of lemongrass, very finely minced
12 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 medium sized jalapeno cut in half lengthwise and sliced thinly
3 heaping tablespoons of chopped cilantro
Juice of 1/2 a lime
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon crush dried red chili peppers (optional)


Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and toss together until thoroughly combined. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 20-30 minutes; toss again before serving. Serve with tortilla chips or as an accompaniment to mildly flavored poultry or fish dishes.