In my mind there is nothing to compare with a tomato fresh from the garden. I had so many my husband figured to ask me to make what he calls "salsa" but what I'm pretty sure is more of a pico de gallo. I had a sweet Mexican friend teach me how to make this years ago.
I can't tell you how fresh and awesome this tastes. All these flavors meet on your taste buds with satisfying results. Here is how to make it:
|These tomatoes were from my garden|
(1) I used 2 large tomatoes. Start by dicing the tomatoes into small pieces.
(2) Chop about 3-4 green onions and add to the tomatoes.
(3) Finely chop a medium bunch of fresh cilantro--the smell is just exquisite!
(4) Next you want to add about a tablespoon of fresh diced garlic. I cheated and used the jar variety. It saves time.
(5) Now you want to squeeze juice from about 4-5 limes for a medium-sized batch.
The final step is to mix everything well and add salt to taste. There are, of course, a variety of ways to make this dish as well. A lot of people add jalapenos for heat--I skipped them because my 4 year old's first question to anything food related: "Is it spicy?" If so, she won't touch it.
This is an ultra fresh dish that is the ultimate snack with tortilla chips.