Friday, November 5, 2010

Fresh and Simple Tomato Salsa, Por Favor (as they say in Mexico)

I have to admit that since my wedding I’ve become a Mexican food-whore. Shouldn’t we all eat salsa and guacamole three times a day . . . breakfast, lunch and dinner? The hotel where we stayed had fresh salsa on hand at every restaurant – almost like a staple table condiment like salt or pepper or hot sauce. I’ve since decided that fresh salsa shall become a more common ritual and accompaniment in my kitchen too. I’ve never enjoyed the jarred Pace Picante or Tostitos ‘Restaurant Style’. By the way, when they say ‘Restaurant Style’ do they actually mean ‘Extremely Watered-Down Style’? Ehh. The only time I’ll use Pace Picante is in dips when the salsa is masked by 5 or 10 other ingredients.

It brings me great joy to know it only takes a few ingredients to make a delicious fresh salsa. The payback on taste totally outweighs the time it takes to chop up the ingredients. Because it’s so simple, I know I’ll have a hard time ever buying the processed jarred salsa again - - the fresh stuff tastes so much better.

Simple Tomato Salsa

2-3 Tomatoes, seeded and diced
2-3 Fresh Jalapenos, seeded and diced
½-1 White Onion, diced
Fresh Lime or Lemon Juice
Fresh Cilantro Leaves Chopped
Salt to taste

Combine all ingredients - - -add more or less of each ingredient to fit your tastes. Cool in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or longer to blend the flavors.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the follow, and cheers to self-taught artists!