So I told myself that I would cook more this year and eat out less. As I am a beginner in the kitchen, I have been trying simple things and I never knew salsa was this easy and this tasty.  Lots of praise was given to me for the creation of this simple dish and I now vow never to buy salsa again.

Here is a simple recipe that I took from a great local food blog The Hunger Struck.

Fresh Tomato Salsa – Makes a lot

40 cherry tomatoes, quartered (I kept some quartered and cut most to a smaller size)
2 jalapenos, seeds removed and finely diced
1 shallot, finely diced (I used a white onion)
2 garlic cloves, grated
bunch of fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
juice and zest of 1 lime
salt to taste (needs a lot)

In a medium sized bowl combine the tomatoes, jalapenos, shallot, grated garlic, cilantro and lime zest. Toss to make sure everything is combined. Squeeze over the lime juice and season with salt to taste. This salsa improves with age so if you can make it at least an hour before you serve it so all of the flavors have a chance to mix.

If there  are lots of fluids in your bowl, I recommend draining some out so there is only a small amount of fluids pooling in the bottom.

Props to The Hunger Struck



Anonymous said... @ May 29, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Add fresh mint to salsa. You will not be disappointed.

Cara Sheppard said... @ May 30, 2010 at 8:03 AM

Mmmm! I love fresh salsa. I always add a bit of celery salt to mine.

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