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Super Simple Salsa

Super Simple Salsa

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It’s summer time. And that means tomatoes are season. That is a good enough excuse for me to make some salsa! Now, this salsa is super simple. It’s easy and vibrant and I am betting you’ll love it.

Ingredients

4 ripe vine tomatoes
2 cloves of fresh garlic
1/4 small white onion
5 stems of cilantro
1/2 jalapeno
1/2 lime (feel free to use more)
1/2 lemon
1/4 tsp sea salt
Dash of pepper
*feel free to use more or less of any ingredient to suit your taste

Directions

Chop the tomatoes into small cubes. I have tried to used a food processor for this, but it makes more of a puree and this salsa is just so much better with small chunks of tomatoes. The best way to get that — is chopping by hand. After they are all chopped, pour the tomatoes into a large bowl.

Next, chop the onions and garlic into tiny pieces. You can probably use a food processor for these, however, again, I prefer a bit chunkier of a salsa so I cut these by hand as well. Once chopped, add the onions and garlic to the tomatoes.

For the cilantro, I take off the large bottom part of the stem but leave the top part of the stem with all the leaves. Having a bit of stem in the dish won’t hurt. Pile the cilantro on top of itself in a neat little pile and chop it up. Add the cilantro to the tomato, onion and garlic mixture.

Cilantro
Cilantro

With the juice of 1/2 real lime, squeeze it’s entire contents into the tomato mixture. I use both hands in sort of a vice grip and push the lime between both of my palms to get all the juice out.

Do the same with the 1/2 lemon, but be sure to watch out for the seeds.

For the jalapeno, cut off the stem. Then cut the jalapeno down the center and remove all the seeds. Watch out for your eyes! Don’t touch your eyes until you have thoroughly washed your hands. Chop the jalapeno into very small pieces and add to the tomato mixture.

Sprinkle in salt and pepper.

Mix and serve! Keep in mind, this salsa is even better after the first or second day of sitting in the fridge when the flavors can really come to life.

Enjoy!

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