If you don’t mind chopping (and unfortunately I kind of do), there is nothing like homemade salsa fresca, also known as pico de gallo. This fresh mix of tomatoes, onions, jalapeno and cilantro produces a harmony of flavors that compliment an array of dishes or is simply delicious on it’s own.
Traditionally, one serves salsa with tortilla chips, but this wonderful condiment can be used on salads, rice and pasta. It adds spice, zest and a Mexican flare to any dish.
Fresh Tomato Salsa (Salsa Fresca)
- ¾ cup white or red onion finely chopped
- 2 cups plum tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
- 1 jalapeno finely chopped with seeds removed
- 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 heaping tsp. coarse sea salt or to taste
Combine all of the ingredients above in a medium bowl. Serve with tortilla chips and guacamole.
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