Tomato Salsa Recipe
Have I ever mentioned that summer is my absolute favorite season? Well, I might not have because, up until just recently, I honestly did like all of the seasons equally.
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I love crisp autumn days and the slight chill at night. I love being snowed in my warm and cozy home with a fridge full of food, hot chocolate heating up on the stove and Netflix streaming on the television. I love…. well, I used to love….spring days of sunshine and colorful flowers budding but this year we had spring days of rain, rain and more rain. So, sadly, spring has been demoted to the bottom of the list of favorite seasons for me. And hello summer! You have risen to the top of my list because I can no longer deny that a season filled with outings to the farmers market, abundant fresh fruits and vegetables, tall glasses of iced tea and cold brew coffee and days at the beach (or “down the shore” as we say here in Jersey) must get the recognition that it deserves.
So Summer, I can now honestly say that you are my favorite child! I mean, just look at all this gorgeous farmers market produce! I cannot get enough! How can I not be in love with summer?
A Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salsa is something that you just can’t get out of a jar and won’t be as fresh without summer tomatoes, agree? These colorful little heirlooms are readily available in your produce aisle but I truly hope that you are near a farmers market so you don’t just purchase these juicy colorful tomatoes there but you can also get to know your local farmer who has grown them especially for you with love and care. A trip to the farmers market should be a social experience that fills your senses.
Oh and while you’re at the market be sure to pick up some jalapenos, a fragrant bunch of cilantro, a head of garlic and some limes so you’ll be all set for your Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salsa, bursting with fresh flavors of lime and jalapeno, when you get home. I added a few extra limes to your shopping list because if there’s salsa there must be margaritas! You’re welcome!
Serve your Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salsa in these gorgeous salsa bowls and let the party begin!
Looking for a taco recipe to go with your Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salsa? Your salsa will taste amazing on any of these taco recipes! Just switch out the salsa in the recipe and you’ll have a whole new taco to serve up! And then make it again with the salsa in the recipe for a whole new dinner idea! Grill your favorite fish (mine is cod!) and top with a fresh Mango Pico De Gallo and Fish Tacos With Mango Pico De Gallo will be trending in your kitchen! Go for the beef and season slices of juicy skirt steak with a few basic spices and enjoy them nestled in a crunchy corn shell topped with a lime-scented mixture of fresh heirloom tomatoes. Spiced Skirt Steak Tacos are a party in your mouth with a burst of flavor in every bite! Or just let your imagination run wild and combine your favorite foods, tacos and buffalo chicken, and make Buffalo Chicken Tacos! Fill a taco with saucy spicy buffalo chicken topped with celery, carrots, tomatoes and creamy Roquefort blue cheese. And when you feel like doing Taco Tuesday on Meatless Monday then Oven Roasted Cauliflower Tacos will be perfect choice for you! Cauliflower slow roasts to delicious goodness and then combines with mushrooms giving a meaty flavor to this meatless taco filling. Make a Brown Rice Taco Bowl , with seasoned beef and salsa, creamy avocado, juicy tomatoes, cheddar cheese and red onion over good-for-you brown rice. All the flavors of a taco in a bowl for your next Meatless Monday.
Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salsa is an easy homemade salsa recipe bursting with fresh summertime flavors and perfect with tortilla chips or tacos and over chicken, beef or fish!
- 1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes, chopped
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 2 Tbs. minced jalapeno
- 1 Tbs. lime juice
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. lime zest
- 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
Combine all ingredients in bowl and serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or use as a topping on tacos, chicken or fish.
Makes 2 cups.