I've been wanting to make salsa for a while. Every time I would pass the tomatoes in the store I would think "I need to make salsa!", but something didn't feel right about making salsa when there was still snow on the ground. It feels like more of a warm weather snack. Well, the snow is now gone, and that's good enough for me! While I was at the grocery store this past weekend, I made sure to pick up all the ingredients for my favorite treat.
- 10-12 Roma (or Plum) tomatoes, seeded & diced
- 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded & diced
- 2-3 jalapeño peppers, seeded & diced
- 1 medium sweet onion, diced
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- Juice from 1 1/2 limes
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1. Core tomatoes, removing the seeds. Once cored, dice tomatoes and place in a medium mixing bowl.
2. Add green bell pepper, jalapeño peppers, onion, garlic, cilantro, salt, lime juice, tomato sauce, and red wine vinegar to bowl.
3. Mix until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
4. Serve with tortilla chips, and enjoy!
TIP: Run your knife along the fleshy part of the tomato to remove seeds and core. Removing the seeds is an important step. It reduces the amount of liquid in the salsa (there will already be a lot), and makes it easier to dice the tomatoes.