1-2 pounds ripe tomatoes, finely diced
1 teaspoon salt
½ onion, finely diced (about ¾ cup)
1-2 jalapeño peppers, minced – seeds and membranes may be removed for a milder salsa or keep them in for more heat
½ cup cilantro, stems and leaves finely chopped
½ lime, juiced
- Finely dice tomatoes.
- Place tomatoes into a fine mesh strainer or colander set over a bowl. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt and toss to combine. Let drain for 15-20 minutes. This step is to season the tomatoes and extract excess liquid.
- Next, prepare finely diced onion, jalapeño and cilantro.
- When ready to combine. Discard liquid from tomatoes and add drained tomatoes to a medium bowl with onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice. Mix and season to taste with a pinch of salt or more lime juice.
- Enjoy on top of fajitas, tacos, or as a dip!