Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fresh Salsa with Cucumber

I've always preferred pico de gallo to that soupy type salsa you get at most restaurants. Some grocery stores make a packaged salsa very similar to pico de gallo, but unfortunately mine does not. I had some leftover jalapeno from a sauce I made and decided to make my own!

Fresh Salsa with Cucumber

6 Roma tomatoes (or 3 beefsteak, or 1 package or cherry tomatoes)
2 jalapenos, seeds removed
1/2 of a cucumber
1/2 cup red onion
1 red bell pepper
4 cloves of garlic
1 Tbl fresh cilantro (optional)
1 lime, juiced
1 Tbl olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Cayenne/hot chili powder for spice (optional)

Dice everything (or cut to your liking) and mix well in a bowl. Refridgerate overnight. Boom that's it. For extra spice, you can keep the seeds in one (or both!) of the jalapenos. The cucumber really adds a new element to the salsa!

Enjoy :)