Meatless Monday: Farm-fresh, Homemade, Organic Tomato Salsa

One of my favorite “simple pleasures” is strolling through our neighborhood farmer’s

market ooh-ing and ahh–ing over the season’s fresh, local, organic produce.

I never know exactly what I am going to find or what I might decide to haul home and

make something delectable with.

I am always delighted to find garden fresh tomatoes.

There is really nothing quite as wonderful as the taste of freshly-picked tomatoes.

My father used to grow them in our backyard when I was a child and we loved to pick

tomatoes and eat them like candy–sometimes sprinkled with a little salt.

Meatless Monday: Farm-fresh, Homemade, Organic Tomato Salsa

So when I found some lovely ripe, red tomatoes at the market, I just had to buy a few

along with organic cilantro to make fresh salsa.

The best time to make this recipe is at the height of summer when there are plenty of fresh

tomatoes available.

This recipe tastes even better the following day after the flavors have a chance to

meld together.

Homemade Organic Tomato Salsa

Meatless Monday: Farm-fresh, Homemade, Organic Tomato Salsa

Ingredients:

4 medium ripe organic tomatoes, cored and seeded

2 – 3 cloves organic garlic, peeled

Juice from 1 fresh lime (about ¼ cup)

1 – 2 tablespoons fresh, organic cilantro, stems removed and finely chopped

Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Meatless Monday: Farm-fresh, Homemade, Organic Tomato Salsa

Directions:

Meatless Monday: Farm-fresh, Homemade, Organic Tomato Salsa

Cut 3 of the tomatoes into quarters and place in blender or food processor.