Monday, September 30, 2013
Heirloom Tomatoes and Fresh Salsa
Heirloom tomatoes was on sale last week at my grocery store. They looked really good and I was planning on buying some ripe tomatoes to make fresh salsa. It is getting cooler and cooler here and some trees have started to turn. I am not ready for the cooler weather yet. This is my attempt to hold on to however many days of warmness we have left.
Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salsa
Makes 2 cup
3 ripe heirloom tomatoes, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
1/4 red onion, minced small
2 cloves garlic, minced small
a pinch of salt, or more to taste
juice from 1 lime
Prepare all the ingredients and combine in a bowl. Let sit for 1/2 hour or so for all the flavors to meld together.
Use caution when handling fresh peppers. Jalapenos are pretty mild so I usually handle it with bare hands with no issue - at least that has been my experience. I am careful not to touch my nose or eyes for a few hours. If you use more than 1 jalapeno or a spicier pepper like Serrano or Fresno, use caution. Avoid touching them directly or use some non latex gloves.
I love onions but I am not used to eating fresh ones and my stomach doesn't sit well with too much of them, so 1/4 red onion it is. But feel free to use more of them if you like them.