Zesty Tomato Salsa
- Total Time
Once you’ve made your own salsa and discovered how easy it is, there’s no going back to the jarred stuff.
table salt½ tsp
garlic clove(s)1 clove(s), medium, minced
fresh tomato(es)2 large, ripe, seeded and finely chopped, or 2 cups drained whole canned tomatoes, finely chopped
uncooked onion(s)1 small, finely chopped
cilantro3 Tbsp, to 2 tbs, fresh finely chopped
jalapeño pepper(s)2 medium, to 1, seeded and finely chopped (wear gloves to prevent irritation)
fresh lime juice2 tsp
- On a cutting board, sprinkle the salt over the garlic. Mash to a paste with the flat side of a knife.
- In a small bowl, combine the mashed garlic, the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, and lime juice. Let stand at least 1/2 hour before serving to allow the flavors to blend. Yields 1/3 cup per serving.