Saturday, June 13, 2009

Fresh Tomato Jalapeno Salsa

A few years ago my husband and I went to Puerto Vallarta with his family. At the resort we visited all of us became incredibly addicted to a fresh salsa they served...essentially tomatoes, onions, jalapeno and lime juice. How could you go wrong with something like that??
Ever since we visited that resort, we have attempted to re-create the salsa at home and this recipes is quite good!

You can control the spice by using a serrano instead of jalapeno for a hotter salsa. Or, use the white membrane and seeds from the jalapeno to make a spicier version as well. I think that roma tomatoes make for the best tomatoes for this because they tend to be a bit drier than vine. And of course, you can go with a larger dice to emulate a pico de gallo.

Ingredients to make approximately 1 cup:
  • 2 large roma tomatoes, small dice
  • 1 medium jalapeno, small dice
  • 1/4 white onion, small dice
  • Juice of 1/2 to 1 lime (to taste)
  • Pinch of kosher salt (to taste)
  • Optional ingredients: Cilantro, Garlic

  1. Finely dice tomatoes, jalapeno, onion. Place in a bowl and squeeze lime over the tomato mixture.
  2. Add pinch of kosher salt and taste to make sure there's enough lime and salt.
  3. Eat right away or let marinate to blend flavors more
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  1. This takes me back to my honeymoon, looks great!

  2. This is such a great way to do salsa! So much quicker and more fresh tasting than roasting the tomatoes first. I love it!