Jon and I usually spend Saturday morning browsing the farmer's market and running our errands for the week. The last few weeks, we have been finding the most beautiful organic heirloom tomatoes at our farmer's market. I'm definitely a chips and salsa kind of girl when it comes to snacking. Actually, I like salsa with just about anything and Jon doesn't complain about it (he's just as enthusiastic as I am) so we always have salsa in the house. I prefer making my own, though once in awhile I'll pick up a jar of store-bought. You just can't beat fresh when it comes to flavor, though, and homemade pico is my favorite. This is my version of it, with a bit of a Stewart family twist. This is one of the recipes from the cookbook we're creating, so it's also a preview of that for you!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- 2-3 organic heirloom tomatoes (for this recipe we used 2 large and a handful of baby heirlooms)
- 1 organic red onion (use 1/2 if you want yours to be more mild)
- 1 organic jalapeno
- 1 handful organic cilantro
- 3-6 cloves of organic garlic (whatever suits your taste)
- juice of 1/2 an organic lemon
- pinch of organic cumin
- pinch of organic crushed red pepper
- pinch of organic black pepper, ground
- pinch of sea salt or Real Salt
Chop everything up, toss it in a bowl, season to taste, and enjoy it before it's gone! It never lasts very long. ;)
What do you put in your homemade salsa? Leave a comment below!