Maybe we’re tomato obsessed (see our recent post on favorite tomato recipes), but we can’t let the bounty of the season go by without including these luscious beauties in as many creative dishes as possible. We’re particularly fond of using tomatoes raw, in their freshest, most flavorful state. What better way than to chop them, dice them, and slice them into a colorful and delicious—not to mention über-healthy—salsa?
Read on for our own original recipe, and a collection of the best from around the blogosphere.
Fresh American’s Salsa Fresca
1 medium red tomato (such as Beefsteak or Brandywine), diced
1 medium Green Zebra tomato, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
Juice of ½ lemon
Juice of ½ lime
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
Tabasco or other hot sauce (optional)
1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, garlic, onion, and jalapenos. Pour the lemon and lime juice over all, and mix gently to combine. Season with sea salt and pepper, add the cilantro, mix again, and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes.
2. Taste, and add more salt and pepper, if needed. For an extraspicy kick, add a splash or two of Tabasco. Allow to sit for another 20 minutes before serving.
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