Confession: I bought an imported watermelon and hot house tomatoes. I try to eat in season, but I just could not wait any longer for the flavors of summer. A major portion of the watermelon was consumed immediately after I sliced it open with intentions of making a fruit salad. While the watermelon halves were sitting on the counter, we each dived into it with a fork. No self control what so ever.
I was careful to protect the tomatoes because I was determined to make fresh salsa. There was a minor tomato casualty though. My 4 year old squeezed part of a tomato into a garlic press and squeezed. He was really impressed with how far the tomato juice traveled and wanted to replicate the experiment with the other tomatoes. I decided it was a good time for him to play with Legos instead.
I am always impatient for my garden to produce all I need to make Fresh Salsa!
- 3 cups fresh diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/4 cup diced bell pepper
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons diced deseeded Anaheim (mild) or jalapeno (hot) pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- the zest of one lime
- the juice of one lime
- pinch of salt
- In a medium bowl, combine tomato, onion, peppers, cilantro, and garlic.
- Add lime zest, lime juice and salt. Mix well.
- Cover and refrigerate for an hour before serving.
Are you getting antsy for summer produce?