Fresh, Chunky Tomato Salsa. (no cooking allowed!)

Chunky Fresh Salsa

Chunky Fresh Salsa

Tomatoes never taste better than they do right now.   Corn too!   Peppers, cucumbers!!   Salsa is not just that mushy stuff you see jarred up in the grocery store with the corn chips.   Salsa goes to a whole new level when made with fresh ingredients.  If you have good tomatoes and a couple limes,  that is the base you need.  Add cucumbers, add peppers, add kale!    Like cilantro?  Go for it, or not, either way will taste good.  Don’t throw away that extra ear of corn you boiled up or grilled, add it to your salsa.What is ripe and ready to be picked in your garden or looking delectable at the vegetable stand?  Add it to your salsa.  High end restaurants are doing this all over the country.  They’re chopping up fresh veggies, squirting them with lime  juice and plating them up with all kinds of things…fish, chicken, pork chops… looks beautiful and tastes soooo fresh and sooo good.  You will be amazed at the simple deliciousness you can make.

Here’s a recipe of what I used.  I just picked these ingredients,  no  pun intended.   Get creative!  Add whatever you have to the tomatoes … squeeze some limes over it….salt …done!  Great with pita, corn chips,,  by itself, as a side dish….go for it!

  • 3  large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 pepper (seeded), finely chopped if using hot peppers., otherwise diced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 ear of corn, cooked  ( boil salted water, add corn, cook 1 minute, drain, cool)  remove kernels
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • a few kale leaves, finely chopped
  • juice from 1 large lime
  • handful of fresh cilantro or parsley , chopped
  • salt to taste

Combine all ingredients.  Add lime juice.  Salt to taste.    Done!

This post was shared with the Homestead Barn Hop! and Fat Tuesday

 

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