Photo Credit: TH
Maybe breaking out the "TH Cooks" title for this is misleading since making this salsa involves no application of heat whatsoever, but putting "TH Makes" in the title is, well, let's not get into the implications of what that phrase might mean, especially to dog owners. The ingredient list is pretty simple and flexible, actually:
Tomatoes, either one can pre-diced tomatoes or five-seven tomatoes (heirloom or plum), dicedIf you have good tomatoes that you can use, by all means take the extra time to dice them up. However, I've found that you don't lose much flavor by using the canned diced tomatoes, and it saves a lot of work. Also, using green peppers adds a lot of unnecessary bitterness. You're going to want that sweet note to counteract the sharp taste of the raw onion and the acid from the lime.
one medium onion
one bell pepper (any color but green)
two-three jalapeno peppers (ribs and seeds optional)
five cloves garlic
several sprigs cilantro
juice from a half a lime
salt to taste
Anyway, dice the tomatoes (or dump them out into your container), the bell pepper (course), and the jalapeno (fine). Then, slice the onion into rough chunks, smash and rough chop the garlic cloves, and break apart the cilantro sprigs by hand before putting all three of those ingredients into a food processor to turn them into a very finely chopped near-paste. Place that mixture into your bowl and stir vigorously. Then, zest the lime into the mixture and squeeze one-half of the lime's juice into the bowl, mix vigorously again, and then add salt to taste. What you'll get in the end is a lot fresher and tastier than the stuff you find in the jar, and it's easy to make as well.