Recipe: Fresh salsa

So my garden flourished this year, and instead of the one paltry tomato I got last year, this year I have nothing but tomatoes. This was mainly due to the fact that I wasn't aware one tray of tomato plants contained 4 plants each, so I ended up with 16 plants.

Not that I'm complaining. The tomatoes have been plentiful, ripe and sweet, with minimal problems. Except that I have to get rid of them somehow.

Which is how I came up with this fabulous recipe for fresh salsa:

  • 3-4 large ripe tomatoes, de-seeded and diced
  • 1/2 a small onion, finely diced
  • handful of fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • handful of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. cumin
  • dash of Tabasco sauce, to taste
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Serve fresh or cold from fridge. Keeps for about one week.

I guarantee, you'll never want to go back to store-bought jarred salsa after this.

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