Are you itching to get out there in the garden and put your hands in the dirt? Tomatoes, and peppers, and herbs. . . I have plans this year. There is something great about picking food from your garden and bringing it into the kitchen and making delicious dishes with it.
I love tomatoes. There is nothing like a freshly picked, garden grown, vine ripened tomato. And one thing I love to make is fresh salsa. During the winter it just isn't the same with the anemic tomatoes you can buy at the store and pay a fortune for. So I have a solution for winter salsa urges.
Instead of fresh tomatoes I use canned tomatoes and everything else fresh. And it's yummy. You will need:
2 cans of tomatoes.
Add: a large handful of cilantro--chopped, a small red onion (or half a large one)--chopped, a jalapeno (or half a large one--add the seeds for more kick)--chopped, one clove of garlic--pressed or chopped, A squeeze of lime juice, and salt to taste. If you need more kick you can add a little red chili powder. It's fun, try it.
Enjoy. If you really want to titillate your taste buds, make some guac to go with it.