Summer Salsa [from the Food Box of GrowNYC]

DID YOU KNOW:  tomatoes come in different colors besides red?  There are yellow, orange, purple and green varieties of tomatoes.  It is also a fruit that is eaten as a vegetable.  They have Vitamin A, C and potassium.  Potassium helps maintain normal blood pressure by offsetting the effects of sodium.

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups dice ripe juicy summer tomatoes*
  • 1/2 cup of chopped white onion or scallions*
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro*
  • 1 or 2 fresh jalapeño chiles chopped with 1/2 tsp seeds, if desired*
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 11/2 to 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cucumber, small diced
  • 1 ear of corn

*Ingredients available at Greenmarket

Directions
  1. Remove kernels from the corn
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the corn, tomato, cucumbers, onion (or scallion), cilantro, jalapeños, lime juice, and salt.
  3. Taste and add more seeds if a hotter salsa is desired.  Seeds are the spiciest part of the pepper.
  4. Serve right away or cover and chill.

Caution:  After handling jalapeño peppers, wash your hands with soap.  Avoid touching your eyes or other sensitive parts of your body.

Recipe from Big Flavors by jim Fobel.

 

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