Monday, July 24, 2006

Tomato Salsa

Remember those beautiful homegrown tomatoes from earlier? I decided to try a salsa recipe that we had received from an old (and greatly missed) neighbor. This is really more of a pico de gallo recipe. For me, it didn't have enough spice to be called "salsa" but it is still good with chips. I put it on my squash, which I got from one of the nurses at work.

What is the deal with REALLY big vegetables? The biggest one is the one I used for dinner, so it's not in the picture.

I think the salsa is definitely something that you need homegrown tomatoes for since the major flavor comes from the tomatoes. This salsa would be great in soup, on chips, on bruschetta, in an omlette (mmm), the possibilities are endless.

Fresh Tomato Salsa
3 cups (about 3 large) tomatoes
1 green bell pepper
4 green onions
1 jalapeno pepper
3-4 tablespoons lime juice (I used lemon, as that is what I had on hand)
2 tablespoons cilantro
salt and pepper, to taste

Chop the tomatoes in very small pieces. Chop pepper in small pieces. Cut onions. Combine these ingredients together in a mixing bowl (Pampered Chef batter bowl is great for this). Chop the jalapeno pepper and add to the mixture. Add juice to the vegetables and stir. Add salt to taste. Enjoy with the desired dipper or dish. Refrigerate.

This is my entry for Sweetnick's ARF Tuesday. Peek at her site and check out the other entries, which are bound to be wonderful.

1 comment:

The Cookbook Junkie said...

I love fresh salsa. I haven't seen any really good local tomatoes yet and I'm waiting..

Seems like everything is late this year.