Fresh Tomato Salsa in Minutes
August 5, 2015 5 Comments
Fresh tomatoes are rolling into supermarkets and farmer’s markets and they are cheap!
I love this time of year because I can never get enough tomatoes. I have been known to drive around with a salt shaker in my car so I can sample a fresh tomato from a farm stand without having to wait to drive home.
This recipe uses the harvest without cooking (because who wants to cook right now). All you do is toss the ingredients in your food processor, whirrrr, and you are ready to eat.
I use jalapeno peppers to get the heat going here. Sample your pepper before you use it to determine how much you should add. I use about ½ a hot pepper for the 4 cups of salsa here so I don’t overwhelm the tomatoes but if your pepper isn’t that hot you can use more.
I serve mine with pretty much everything – eggs, chicken, steak, chips, avocadoes, on toast – you name it!
Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe
Makes 4 cups
1 clove garlic
½ jalapeno pepper with seeds or to taste
2 pounds tomatoes, halved
¼ red onion
½ cup fresh cilantro
½ teaspoon red vinegar
½ lime, juiced
salt and pepper to taste
Mince garlic and jalapeno in food processor. Add tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, vinegar, and lime juice. Blend until your desired consistency and correct for salt and pepper.
Keeps in the fridge for one week. I store mine in Mason jars.
For one cup = 45 calories, 0.5 g fat, 0.0 g saturated fat, 9.8 g carbohydrates, 6.3 g sugar, 2.2 g protein, 3.0 g fiber, 100 mg sodium, 1 Points+
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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