In keeping with the whole tomato theme right now, I decided to make fresh salsa this weekend. If you’re looking for ways to use up your tomatoes, salsa is one of the easiest things you can make. And from experience, I’ve discovered that it disappears very quickly!
The recipe I made was given to me last week by my friend Michelle. She loved the addition of avocado to the salsa so I thought I’d give it a try. When I got the recipe, it was identical to the one I usually make except it excluded salt and pepper and added avocado and used a touch more lime juice. Whenever I make a new recipe for the first time I follow it to the letter so that’s what I did.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 red onion
2 small limes
1 bunch cilantro
1-2 cloves of garlic
1/2-1 tsp powdered cumin or curry
1. chop the tomato, avocado, onion, cilantro.
2. crush the garlic / squeeze the lime
3. add the spice
It’s pretty good but I would add salt and pepper next time and cut back on the lime juice. The avocado I had didn’t have much avocado-y flavour either so I think I was missing something in the dish – it still disappeared quickly though!
Tip: Cover when you put it in the fridge to chill – otherwise the garlic will permeate your fridge for days!
Serve it up with nachos, sour cream and a few coronas or use it to make a cold pasta salad, a side with potatoes or even rice or pork. It’s so easy and quick to make and gets eaten so quickly that you’ll have no trouble using up all those tomaotes!