It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Salsa
Okay, first of all, I have to tell you that my children are mortified with my blog title. "Cringe-worthy" is what I believe they said. So, from the bottom of my heart, let me repeat to the great embarrassment of my children, "It's beginning to look a lot like salsa..."
This is a salsa I like to make in the summer when tomatoes are fresh and abundant. It is a great way to get my kids to eat their vegetables happily. If I make just a simple tomato salad, I only need about 4-5 tomatoes to feed my family of five. When I make this with Mexican, or grilled chicken or fish, I need about 10 tomatoes. They keep coming back for more!
This recipe is also great served as an appetizer with tortilla chips and some homemade sangria. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Simple Salsa (Serves 5 – 8)
10 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
5-6 scallions, thinly sliced
½ cup cilantro, chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
½ - 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded (optional)
1 lime, juiced
1/4-1/3 c. olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
In a serving bowl, mix lime juice, olive oil, pepper and salt. Chop seeded tomatoes and cilantro and add to the bowl. Using a kitchen scissor, thinly slice your scallions into the bowl. Add minced garlic and jalapenos if you like.
Mix well. Enjoy as an appetizer with tortilla chips or serve as a side salad with grilled meat, fish or with your favorite Mexican dish. It tastes great over chili!
Note: You don’t need to seed your tomatoes if you don’t mind a more liquid salsa. In this case though, you may need to increase the amounts of your other ingredients to account for the extra volume or decrease the number of tomatoes used.