Thursday, October 2, 2008

Tomato & Cucumber Salsa


I just harvested about a million tomatoes from my garden the other day, and thought I could use some of them in a salsa. I should have a better game plan for my tomatoes, because every fall they all ripen at the same time and I am scrambling to use them all! One of my favorite things is a fresh salsa, and you can’t beat the flavor a fresh garden tomato. I also have several cucumbers and decided to throw that into the salsa for a bit of texture and flavor, it was really good.

Tomato & Cucumber Salsa

6 Tomatoes, Diced small
1 Cucumber, peeled and seeded, chopped small
½ Sweet Onion, diced
½ Bunch Cilantro, chopped
2 Jalapeno Peppers, seeds removed and diced
½ Teaspoon Salt
½ Teaspoon Ground Cumin

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, add more salt if necessary. Let sit for a few minutes for the flavors to mingle together. If you like a spicier salsa, don’t remove the seeds from the peppers. Serve with corn chips! I also add a lot of fresh herbs to my salsa to add more flavor, like oregano, thyme, or parsley. Enjoy!

3 comments:

Pam said...

What a refreshing and colorful salsa. I've never added cucumber to mine before but I will now.

Lydia said...

Definitely fresh looking! Sounds wonderful.

Jan said...

It's funny how tomatoes all ripen at different times in different parts of the country. Well not funny really, it's just the climate. We have been eating homegrown tomatoes all summer, now ours are virtually done for.

Great sounding salsa.