Adding more vitamin-rich vegetables to your diet this summer is easier than you might think. This quick and easy salsa can be served make-your-own-taco-bar style for Cinco de Mayo, with GMO-free tortilla chips for a healthy and festive addition to your Memorial Day cookout, and as a topping for grilled lean meats throughout the rest of the summer. This recipe will make about two cups, perfect for summer get-togethers.


4 - 6 ripe plum tomatoes, chopped
½ cup chopped onion (red or white)
1 jalapeno chili, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
½ teaspoon salt or to taste
½ teaspoon fresh black pepper or to taste


Step 1:  In a medium-size mixing bowl combine all ingredients until well blended.
Step 2:  Cover and let stand for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors blend.

Step 3:  Give it a stir, taste and adjust the seasonings before serving. For a smoother salsa, put all ingredients into your blender or food processor and pulse the mixture a few times until it's at your preferred consistency.

This fresh tomato salsa recipe can be stored covered in the refrigerator and is best if used within 1 to 2 days.


Photo Credit. Isabell at Home.

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