Another week of #TomatoLove is here! Are you as exited as I am? I don’t think anyone loves tomatoes as much as I do! I become weakened at the knees at the smell of the stem…just beautiful! We are still swimming in tomatoes given by our neighbors and finding more creative ways to use them. I called my mom and asked her for advice on this weeks top- “salsas and dips”. At first I was thinking about a roasted tomato and feta dip, but with this scorching heat, that wouldn’t feel so appetizing to me at the moment. Then mom suggested a fruit-tomato salsa.
Now here me out, I am pretty picky with my salsa-you know, living in So Cal and all. I like my salsa authentic and spicy made by someone that doesn’t speak a word of English. But why not…go big or go home right? The mangoes looked amazing and I had a hot pepper…I can do this. And I did. Slightly sweet and a nice kick was what this salsa was all about. Refreshing and satisfying and carrying just enough heat.
- 1 mango, chopped into cubes
- 2-3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 small serrano or jalapeno pepper, chopped (with or without seeds)
- 1 bunch of cilantro or parsley, chopped
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Toss together all ingredients in a bowl and allow to marinate together for at least 20 minutes. Check for seasoning.
Come share in the tomato love at the Tomato Love Recipe Exchange, hosted by Gimme Some Oven & Bake Your Day, sponsored this week by Cuisinart. Also visit Recipe for Change to learn more about how to support tomato farmers.