Salsa for Just about Everything

When I first met my future Daughter-In-Law Ann she found her way to my kitchen as all family does. Besides all the other wonderful things about Ann she is comfortable in the kitchen and a very good cook. She whipped up this salsa for our family during that first visit. It was a hit! So when I received requests for a fresh salsa I immediately thought of this one. It’s great to serve alone or over just about everything.

Recipe

Appetizer for 6
6-8 Plum tomatoes, diced
3 Cloves garlic, minced
2-3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
Juice of one lime
1-2 Jalapeños, diced
1 Medium red onion, diced
Salt and pepper to taste
Substitutions or alterations:
Omit onion and add bell pepper
Add finely chopped celery ribs, 2
Omit cilantro
Use garlic salt for salt
Beautiful Ingredients
 
Just beautifully fresh ingredients!
Roma Tomatoes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remove a good portion of the white pulp from the Roma tomatoes.
Chopped Romas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dice.
Pressing Romas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For those that prefer less firmness to the tomato slightly mash.
Minced garlic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Add garlic.
Finely chopped onion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Add onion. This onion was a bit big. This is one half the onion chopped. Hint: When choosing a red onion look for the flattest. The flat ones are sweeter.
Hot Pepper Prep
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clean Jalapeño peppers. I left a few seeds and a little membrane to increase the heat. Wash hands to prevent getting pepper on your lips and into your eyes which can burn. I have more trouble with breathing the pepper. If you can smell it particles are in the air. It makes me cough. I hold my breath while cutting the peppers. A surgical mask would work. A little extreme.
Peppers chopped
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chop the Jalapeños.
Cilantro
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chop and add cilantro. Add salt and pepper to taste. I like a little garlic salt in place of salt.
 
That’s it! Thank you Ann!
Ann and Ian


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