Fresh Tomato Salsa ~ light, spicy fresh tomato salsa with a hint of lime and no cooking involved. Also called pico de gallo ~ it’s a delicious appetizer with tortilla chips or topping your favorite Mexican dish.
We planted our garden again this spring and watered and fertilized all the plants; probably watering more this year than I can ever remember because of the stretches of 90+ temps.
We lovingly cared for these little sprouts like they were our children, anxiously waiting for the first sign there would be a harvest and watching as some of the tomato plants grew as tall as me. Don’t be too impressed ~ I’m only 5’2″.
Our reward for all this tending is lots of tomatoes. I’m talking Lots.Of.Tomatoes. We’ve eaten them in pasta salad, sliced on BLT’s and even a goat cheese-tomato appetizer. Some have a future in marinara but for now, our favorite is this Fresh Tomato Salsa with a basket of tortilla chips and a couple of margaritas.
Even as a food blogger there are still times when I have absolutely no desire or ambition to make dinner. The fact is though, I have even less desire to eat take-out. For some reason those days seem to fall when I haven’t been to the grocery store and our refrigerator. What’s a girl gotta do to get a bowl of comfort food? Well, thankfully I froze a batch of Basil Spinach Pesto last week and even though the veggies in the frig were looking a little long in the tooth (where do these sayings come from?!) they were perfect cozied up to the Basil Spinach Pesto – so delicious and it practically screams with flavor. Pesto Pasta is born. 20 Minute Pesto Pasta. Comfort food in 20 minutes on a weeknight – when the frig was practically empty? Things are looking up.