Anytime I see heirloom tomatoes I feel the need to buy them. Heirloom tomatoes are so beautiful and scream to be used in food photo shoots. I wanted to utilize these gorgeous cuties in a way that really let them stand out and be the star. They are so bright and colorful, so I thought the perfect way to showcase them is to make a homemade salsa.
Fresh salsa is a perfect spring/summer snack or appetizer. It’s light, flavorful, and has the perfect little crunch. A good tip for making fresh salsa is to prepare it ahead of time. The flavors will develop and marry together the longer it gets to sit. So feel free to make this in the morning or even the night before and place it into the fridge to develop.
This is super simple and a recipe that anyone can make!
- about 1 cup of small heirloom tomatoes, roughly chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/3 of an onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 of a jalapeno, finely chopped
- a small bunch of cilantro, roughly chopped (use flat leaf parsley if you do not like cilantro)
- 1 small lime, juiced
- salt and pepper to taste
To begin chop your heirloom tomatoes roughly, you can chop them as large or as tiny as you would like. I like them relatively small so that they can be easily scooped up by a chip! Then mince your 2 cloves of garlic and chop your onions, jalapeno, and cilantro. I took the seeds out of my jalapeno because it was extremely spicy and the seeds are where the spice is. So, taste your jalapeno and decide how much heat you do or don’t want and use the seeds to help you.
Then in a large mixing bowl, throw your chopped tomatoes, garlic, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro. Mix until everything is evenly distributed. Then top it off with the juice of 1 lime and salt and pepper to taste. Give it one last stir, cover it, and set it aside to develop.
As I said earlier, you can eat this right away or allow it to sit for 15 minutes to overnight. The longer this sits the better it will taste! Pair it with your favorite chips or even some toasted pieces of bread and enjoy!