Another excellent way to enjoy tomatoes is in fresh salsa. Perhaps the best part of summer is that it is delicious to eat healthy. We ate these with some baked tortilla chips. I bought the kind that come in little bowl shapes so you can scoop up big bites of salsa because really tortilla chips are just edible spoons. Well, edible spoons with salt on them. The bright acid flavors of fresh salsa will summer up any dish from salad to fish or black beans. My only problem with fresh salsa is it gets eaten so quickly. I can never just have some on hand.
You don't even really need a recipe to make salsa just dice all the tasty, in season ingredients, toss them together with a little lime juice and cilantro and enjoy. This is a suggested ratio; feel free to adjust as needed.
What do you serve salsa with?
It's tomato time here on my blog. This month I'll be looking at different ways to preserve and eat tomatoes. Check out my first post where there are lots of inspiring comments for how to enjoy tomatoes. I am also adding links to the tomato posts as they are published so you will be able to find them together. Check it out here: Tomato Recipes and Ideas.
1 hot pepper, minced *mince with care or perhaps latex gloves on
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon lime juice
Step 1: Start by draining the juice off the diced tomatoes. Save the juice and use it if you are canning, making sauce, or drink it. I just had a great idea. What about a fresh bloody Mary? Maybe fresh and bloody don't belong in the same sentence.
Step 2: Mix everything, tomatoes, onion, sweet pepper, cilantro, hot pepper, garlic and lime juice together in a big bowl.
Step 3: Serve with tortilla chips, with anything involving Tex or Mex. Also good on fish or just take a spoon and eat it. It's delicious right away, but give it a couple hours and the flavors meld and the spice really comes out.