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In the height of tomato season, making a fresh salsa to go with those tortilla chips is a must.

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2006



Cook's Notes

Use a paring knife to core a tomato: Insert tip next to stem, and then make a shallow cut all around; remove stem. To seed a tomato, cut in half lengthwise. Holding cut side down, gently squeeze to remove most of the seeds. Slicing a tomato is best done with a serrated or very sharp-bladed knife.

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  • Nicole Orzechowska
    18 DEC, 2012
    THIS TATSES DISGUSTING! I made this and i basically thru up as i put it in my mouth you suck martha stewert
    • lrrogers1937gm
      8 JUN, 2017
      You must be a really horrible cook as you seem to be about the only one to think it is "disgusting ". Sorry for you.
  • Valeria S
    6 MAR, 2015
    This is almost the same as my recipe. I'm from Nicaragua, and one thing they add there which I love doing is adding little bit of white vinegar. After letting the salsa sit for about 5 minutes, it tastes amazing! I usually use the cap of the vinegar container to measure and make sure I don't add too much.
  • Kayg64
    30 AUG, 2013
    I know this is a good recipe because it is basically the same as my own recipe. I would recommend roasting the peppers for extra flavor and even experimenting with different peppers, like chipotle peppers (yum--very tasty!) Also I prefer using Texas sweet onions (the large sweet yellow onions) rather than purple onions. The lime juice and cilantro really give it a fresh taste. Sea salt is also a very good ingredient.
  • GenevieveH
    21 AUG, 2013
    Very good basic recipe. I added more onion and garlic, but that's my taste preference. Anyone can easily alter the ratio of ingredients in this recipe, if they find it bland.
  • AndreaMarieDwyer
    18 JAN, 2013
    This is a really delicious BASIC salsa recipe. I have no idea why anyone would say it tastes disgusting. You have to make sure you have fresh ingredients though, particularly, fresh, and tasty, tomatoes. You can't make tasty salsa without tasty ingredients! I use a jalepeno (and remove some of the seeds for my kids) and extra garlic every time. Salt plentifully. We serve it with everything Mexican - tonight chicken enchiladas, but also with carnitas tacos, chicken/steak fajitas. Love it!
  • Natalex
    20 AUG, 2012
    Excellent, simple salsa recipe! Fresh, in-season produce make all the difference and are absolutely critical in achieving a good outcome. There is no way this is flavorless unless flavorless ingredients were used. Tastes better the longer it sits. HIGHLY recommend!
  • bgb_24
    28 JUL, 2012
    Completely delicious!
  • mamageffriaud
    6 MAY, 2008
    There was very little flavor. I WOULD NOT recommend this recipe. It was a waste of great fresh ingredients!
  • scu
    5 FEB, 2008
    Ron made this around noon and it was delicious, he made the Flour Tortilla Chips to go with it. WOW! This is definitely a keeper. Great for game days.

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