Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Tomato Salsa

Freshly made tomato salsa is a totally different beast from it's pre-made jar from a shop equivalent, I highly recommend trying the difference.
 

Ingredients:

  • 6 medium sized tomatoes
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (more if you like a hotter salsa)
  • a pinch of salt
 
  1. Place the tomatoes in a bowl and pour boiling water over them so that they are fully covered.
  2. In a second bowl combine the onion, vinegar, chilli powder and salt.
  3. Leave the two bowls to stand for 5 minutes; this helps soften the onion and makes the tomatoes easier to peel. Rotate the tomatoes after a couple of minutes so that the part which was above the water is below it.
  4. Carefully remove the tomatoes from the boiling water and peel. The boiling water should have made them easy to peel, just slide a knife over the skin to break it and it should then peel off fairly easily.
  5. Finely chop the tomatoes, keeping all the juice that escapes.
  6. Mix the chopped tomatoes with the onion and vinegar and mix well.
  7. Leave to stand for at least one hour and then serve with tortilla chips for dipping.
 
Makes a decent sized bowl of salsa.

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