Whenever you have a party I bet there's a pretty good chance that chips and salsa are involved. After all, everyone loves them and few things are easier than opening a jar of salsa. However, instead of buying salsa for your next shindig, I beg you to pull out a knife, a cutting board, and the few basic ingredients needed to make your own fresh version.
I made an enormous batch of Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo and afterward I ended up on the couch with the bowl in my lap and two kids tucked in next to me, each of us clutching a spoon, foregoing the chips and shoveling the salsa right into our mouths.
If you can't find heirloom tomatoes at your local farmers' market, try your grocery. Those multi-colored, meaty jewels are just waiting to be diced up and form the foundation of this perfect salsa.
- 2 Cups heirloom tomatoes, seeded and chopped (about 4 medium-sized tomatoes)
- 1 small red onion
- 1 chile pepper, seeded and minced
- 1/4 Cup chopped cilantro
- Juice of 2 limes
- 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Let sit for 30 minutes so flavors combine, and serve as a dip with tortilla chips or on top of grilled chicken or fish.