Italian Salsa

Yes, I know. Salsa is traditionally associated with Mexican cuisine and features tomatoes, peppers and cilantro. The salsa I make more often has a little bit of Italian flair from the use of olive oil and garlic salt. It's kind of a cross between bruchetta topping and salsa, I guess. Oh, and I like to skip the hot peppers and add cucumber. That's mostly because we usually have a lot of cucumbers from my father-in-law's garden around the time that the tomatoes are ripening. That doesn't really apply in the winter, but I've just gotten in the habit and if I have a cucumber, it gets added in. And in my opinion it makes it that much more refreshing.

Here's a rundown on this batch:

4 vine-ripened tomatoes, diced
2 kumato tomatoes, diced
1 cucumber, peeled and diced
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. celery salt
Freshly squeezed juice from one lime
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Combine all ingredients in bowl and stir.
I served it up with these awesome organic tortilla chips I picked up at Produce Depot in Dyer.

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  1. Absolutely beautiful- I love how bright and fresh your salsa looks, and I swear I can smell the cucumber and cilantro! What a great idea- thanks! :)
    ~Joy from Yesterfood

  2. I love salsa! AND I love your twist on it! Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

  3. I am a salsa addict, so this sounds great. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please come back Sunday to vote.


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