Sunday, July 21, 2013

Recipe: Fresh Summer Salsa

I love fresh salsa. Nothing says summertime more than cutting up fresh tomatoes from the garden, mixing in other seasonal ingredients, adding lime juice and sea salt then digging in with tortilla chips. I have been making this salsa for several years now and it is my go-to recipe for gatherings and snacks.

Cut up 4-5 plum tomatoes into small pieces 
Cut up 1/2 a red onion into small pieces
Cut up 1/2 red, yellow and green pepper into small pieces
Cut up a jalapeno pepper very small/fine
Cut up a good sized handful of fresh cilantro  
Smash 1 clove of garlic and chop it finely
Mix everything together
Mix 3 tbsp of fresh lime juice with 4 tbsp good olive oil. Once combined,pour over the salsa mix. Add salt (preferably a coarse, sea salt) to taste- about 1/2 tsp should be lots.  Put a bit of cracked black pepper to taste.

There are many ways to play around with the recipe- add a bit of chopped mango or pineapple for some zing, or add a bit of feta and avocado to make it creamier.  Tip: when adding feta and avocado, I replace lime juice with red wine vinegar. 

Let it sit for 15 minutes and then go for it!

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