We finally have a surplus of tomatoes and today Kyle and I made salsa. It's so easy and really good for you (sans chips, of course!) Here's how we make it:
Put a pot of water on to boil then wash and core your fruits.
Immerse tomatoes in the hot water for just a minute then dunk them in a bowl of ice water.
This ice water bath allows you to peel the skins off the tomatoes almost effortlessly.
While Kyle was peeling tomatoes, I cut half a red onion, smashed two cloves of garlic, and removed the seeds and veins of some jalapeño and bell peppers.
Put everything into the food processor and pulse until it reaches the consistency you like then season your salsa with whatever suits your taste! We use cumin, sea salt, fresh cilantro and a little lemon juice.
Then dig in! The salsa is good right after preparation, but it is really REALLY good if you can let it sit refrigerated for an hour or two.
My kids will drown anything in salsa and hopefully this bowl will last us until tomorrow...hopefully, but not likely!