As the weather grows cooler, we start to see an abundance of fresh produce emerge in local markets and stores just before the wonderful gardening season ends. This is one of our last opportunities to taste the delicious fresh burst of juice from those home grown tomatoes and the experience the joys of cooking with garden-fresh herbs freshly picked. Growing up in a cold weather country like Canada, we look forward to the seasons where our produce is entirely farm picked and local. During the winter it becomes more difficult to find the quality of produce that you get in the summer.
One of my favourite appetizers, perfect for any upcoming holiday celebration is a bowl of fresh salsa served with only finest tomatoes and herbs. This dish is not only easy to make, but is a real crowd pleaser. Add a few crackers, homemade kale chips or baguette thinly sliced (and toasted with seasoning) and you have yourself delicious appetizers that will have your guests coming back for more.
Here’s what you will need:
4-5 roma tomatoes (diced small)
¼ cup of finely chopped red onion
1 tsp of salt
½ cup of finely chopped peppers (mix the colors up for a beautiful display)
1 tbsp of fresh coriander
juice of 1 small lime
Mix all the ingredients together, and to allow time for the natural flavours to infuse. I like to prepare it and refrigerate it 1 hour before serving. Happy Serving!
** If you enjoy a bit of a kick, very finely chop one small jalapeno and add it to the mix.