Yes, I know you can buy salsa in a jar. But this is so good and so easy – totally worth doing for such a special occasion. Make sure you use flavourful ripe tomatoes, and use rubber gloves when chopping the jalapeno peppers – they can be pretty hot.
4 medium fully ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 red onion, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp salt
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Let sit for at least 15 minutes before serving, to allow the flavours to blend and the tomato to give up some of its juice.