Fresh Tomato Salsa

May 27, 2011 12:04 pm

An easy breakfast, lunch and dinner-friendly recipe

Also known as pico de gallo, fresh raw tomato salsa is a great last-minute addition to any gathering because it requires minimal time, no cooking and almost no cleanup. If you can wield a knife, you can make salsa (and homemade tortilla chips, for that matter). We can't think of a better recipe to merit a trip to your local farmers market, especially when tomatoes are in season. You'll notice the difference in flavor right away. Need more heat? Add another jalapeño — we'll skip the "chile hands" disclaimer this time.

Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/candyb/">CandyTX</a> on Flickr
Photo: CandyTX on Flickr
A big batch of salsa goes a long way
 
Servings: 3 cups

Ingredients

2 large tomatoes, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely diced
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
Directions: 

1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, and taste for seasoning.

2. Allow flavors to combine, unrefrigerated, for about an hour, then mix well and serve.

Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
none
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