Basic Table Salsa

Everybody needs to know how to make this. If you buy your salsa in a jar or by the tub at the store, you’re cheating, even if you’re saving time. Learn how to make it from scratch, and you’ll never go back.

4 medium ripe tomatoes
4 jalapeño chiles
1 medium onion
1 clove garlic
1 Tablespoons chopped cilantro or parsley
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon vinegar

Mash garlic in a salad bowl. Peel the tomatoes and remove the seeds and veins from the jalapeño chiles. Chop them up along with the onion and add them to the salad bowl. Cut the tomatoes up into small pieces and add them to the bowl along with cilantro or parsley, salt, pepper and vinegar, Mix well and serve.

Makes about 1 ½ cup