We love this fresh salsa recipe, the lime and salt bring really bring out the juiciness of the tomatoes. Great for barbecues, salads or a tasty sharing plate when friends call around.

Tips before you begin:

  • The tomatoes are the star of the show in this recipe so choose juicy, red, flavoursome varieties like Wexford Tomatoes’ Plum or Roterno varieties.
  • Roll the lime around on the counter before halving to increase its juice potential
  • Removing the white pith of the chillies reduces the heat (spiciness); so remove as much or as little as you like depending on your heat preference.
  • When preparing this salsa remember the Mexican flag, think green, white and red, only chop the ingredients in reverse order!

Ingredients: 

• 2 plump Plum Wexford Tomatoes
• Half a medium white onion
• 2 medium sized cloves garlic
• Half a lime
• Sea salt
• Handful of fresh finely chopped coriander
• 1 green chilli

Method:

  1. Remove the green stem from the tomatoes and cut a v into the centre of the tomatoes to remove the small core.
  2. Dice both tomatoes into very small cubes (this is important as the small pieces gets the juices flowing) and place in a bowl, squeeze the juice of half a lime over the tomatoes and add generous sprinkling of salt (to your taste) and mix well together.
  3. Thinly slice half an onion and two cloves of garlic, cut into small pieces and combine with the tomatoes.
  4. Deseed the green chilli (remove/leave the white inner pith to suit your heat preference). Slice the green chilli thinly and combine with the tomato mixture.
  5. Finally add in the chopped Coriander to the bowl, mix, chill and enjoy!
  6. Don’t forget the tortillas, this is best served with unseasoned tortilla chips so you get all the flavour of the salsa. For a healthier alternative (or for when you run out of tortilla chips) simply toast Lebanese flat bread and slice into small quarters, pop in to a separate bowl and serve along with the salsa.

{This is a portion for one, just multiply the measurements depending on how many servings you require.}