Tomato Salsa!

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I put salsa on everything, I just love it. You will always find fresh salsa in my refrigerator. I have it for breakfast with my eggs, any style.  LOVE it in burritos, grilled cheese sandwich’s, taco’s, grilled chicken and shrimp. Yes, I’ve even tossed it in pasta! Of course who doesn’t love good ol tortilla chips with salsa. I buy the extra thick tortilla chips and heat them in the oven at 400 F for 5 minutes. I love the way heating the tortilla chip brings out the flavor of the chip. I also love the way the warm crunchy tortilla chips feels in your mouth when you dip it into the salsa and take a bite! Too much happening in my mouth at once, it’s so good!

8 Roma tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced into small chunks (about 2 cups)

1/2 cup red onion, chopped small

1/4 cup cilantro loosely packed, then finely chopped

2 scallions, finely chopped

2 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon jalapeno, (optional)

finely diced with the seeds1 tablespoon olive oil

Bring 8 cups of water to a boil. Lop off the top portions of the tomatoes and place them in the boiling water for 30 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, lift the tomatoes from the boiling water and into a bowl. Immediately run them under cool water to peel the skins.

The skins should come off easily. If not, place back into the water for another 15 to 20 seconds.

Cut the skinned tomatoes, in half lengthwise, and remove the core and seeds using a paring knife. Discard the skins, cores, and seeds.

Dice the seeded tomatoes into small pieces.

Place the tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, scallions, lime juice, salt, jalapeno and olive oil in a glass bowl, and mix well. Cover in an airtight glass container and place in the refrigerator for a least 3 to 4  hours before serving. This salsa can be make the day before and will last 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.


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