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.