Everyone loves chips and salsa; it’s a classic party food and great for backyard barbecues. A fresh tomato salsa is a great topping for chips, tacos or salad without all the unneeded preservatives and processed-to-mush veggies that jar salsa brings to the table.
Did you know that while tomatoes are treated as a vegetable, they are actually a fruit? Tomatoes are an excellent source of antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamin C and potassium. The antioxidants in tomatoes are found to be protective against colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung and pancreatic cancers.
Fresh Tomato Salsa
Yield – 36 ounces
Portion size – 3 ounces
8 fresh tomatoes
3 tablespoons red onions, finely chopped
1 fresh garlic clove, peeled and minced
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped (or less if you like milder salsa)
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
4 drops Tabasco sauce
1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- Wash tomatoes, remove seeds and chop. Place in a large bowl.
- Add the finely chopped red onion and peeled, minced garlic to the bowl.
- When removing the seeds from the jalapeno, be careful not to handle the seeds with bare hands, or wear gloves to remove them. Add the jalapeno to the bowl with tomatoes, onion and garlic.
- Add the chopped cilantro to the bowl.
- Add the lime juice and hot sauce, stir to combine and season with the salt and pepper.
Serve with tortilla chips