Fresh Tomato Salsa
Weather you are looking for a healthy snack in the middle of the day, have friends coming over for a last minute game night, or simply want to use up some fresh tomatoes from your greenhouse before they go bad, this salsa is the perfect solution because it is quick to put together and packed full of fresh flavors!
For this recipe I like to use roma tomatoes with fresh basil and mint, but you can use whichever tomatoes and herbs you have in the garden or prefer from your local market. I have used fresh oregano and fresh sage in the past and both taste lovely.
Tip: Did you know that the purple flowers that bloom on a sage plant are edible? They gave the same distinct sage flavor with just a hint of sweet from the nectar. Definitely worth a try in this salsa. I included the flowers in the photo above so you can identify it for yourself when gathering ingredients.
The more fresh the ingredients you use the more defined the flavor will be, so if you don't have your own vegetable or herb garden growing be sure to see what the local farmers market has available. Smell the sweetness of each tomato and the aromas of each of the herbs when you are browsing and choose which one is most attractive to your own senses. This is such a great time of year to experiment in the kitchen with new flavors, so get to it and enjoy!
- 3 Roma tomatoes
- 1 lime
- cracked black pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- fresh herbs (photo shows mint & basil)
- 1 shallot
- Dice shallot, tomatoes and herbs and add to a bowl. I like my fresh salsa kind of chunky but you can chop as finely as you like.
- Drizzle with olive oil and lime juice, starting with the juice of half a lime and adding more to your taste if desired, then sprinkle with the black pepper. Toss to coat the diced tomatoes.
- Let sit on counter top until ready to serve or place in fridge to keep up to two days. Serve with your favorite corn chips and a nice cold cider. Cheers!
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