Thursday, August 13, 2009

Chunky Fresh Tomato Salsa

1 garlic clove
1 fresh jalapeno chile (or other variety, depending on heat you like), stemmed, seeded, and halved
6 fresh plum tomatoes
2 large green onions
1/3 cup roughly chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Finely dice 4 of the tomatoes, and one of the jalapeno halves. Finely slice one of the green onions. Combine the tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, cilantro, and lime juice in a bowl.

Quarter the remaining two tomatoes. With the motor running, drop the garlic and remaining jalapeno half into a food processor. Turn off the motor. Add the tomato quarters and the salt. Pulse until mixture reaches a coarse puree.

Add the tomato puree to the chopped tomato mixture. Stir to combine.

--Adapted from Rick Bayless' cookbook, Everyday Mexican

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