It may be raining in Santa Fe New Mexico as we celebrate my Dad’s 70th birthday, but it’s hot inside this bowl. Listening to bossa nova watching the thunderstorm outside, we’re chopping mango, tomato, jalapeño and wondering how many times I’ve made a variation of this salsa. We’ve tasted so many salsas in restaurants, grocery stores, at many a BBQ… but I love this recipe for it’s chunky, crunchy, freshness. It’s also fun when people request “your salsa.” By all means, make this one your own.
- Tomatoes – 4-5 romas
- Yellow pepper
- Red onion
- Jalapeño or serranos, adjust the heat to your preference
- Apple – I like the contrast of a green apple, but use what you prefer.
- Cilantro, adjust to taste, I usually chop a good handful.
- 2-3 limes depending on the size of the batch
- Salt & pepper
I chop all the above in the same size pieces, squeeze in the limes, add some garlic, salt and pepper. I like to chill this after it’s done. It’ll marinate together and come out better after a few hours in the fridge but holds its crunch nicely. Now that the thunderstorm is over… time to party! Happy Birthday Dad.