Fresh Tomato Salsa
2-3 medium-sized fresh tomatoes (1lb to 1 1/2lbs), stems removed, finely diced
1/2 red onion, finely diced
1 jalapeno pepper (stems, ribs, and seeds removed), finely diced
1 serrano pepper (stems, ribs, and seeds removed), finely diced
Juice of one lime
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: oregano and/or cumin to taste and bell peppers for color
1. Start with chopping up 2 medium-sized fresh tomatoes. Prepare the peppers. *Use caution while handling hot peppers and avoid touching your eyes*. Set aside some seeds from the peppers. If the salsa isn't hot enough, you can add a few more for heat.
2. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Taste. If the peppers make the salsa too hot, add some more chopped tomatoes. If not hot enough, carefully add a few more seeds from the peppers, or add some cumin.
Let sit for at least on hour to allow the flavors to combine.
Makes approximately 3-4 cups.