My latest food kick is eating raw food. I tried this once before and enjoyed it thoroughly. Thinking that summer is the best time to go raw, fresh fruit and veggies abound, at a reasonable price. I wait for the pile of sale on Tuesday from local grocery stores to scour the deals then I head out. Usually from the big three, Vons, Albertsons and Ralphs, but I do also frequent local ethnic stores, like Golden Farms and Vallarta. I even hit up the 99 Cent Only Store's produce section.
Fresh Salsa is not only for chips, I've found it a nice topper for salad instead of dressing. I'm always looking for new ways to enjoy raw food.
5 medium sized fresh Roma tomatoes, stems removed, finely diced
1/2 red onion, finely diced (I used white because I needed to used them)
1 jalapeño chili pepper (stems, ribs, seeds removed), finely diced
Juice of one lime
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste
Use caution when preparing chilies.
Save a few seeds, if the salsa isn't hot enough, you can add a few for heat.
Combine all of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
If the chilies make the salsa too hot, add some more chopped tomato.
Let sit for an hour for the flavors to combine.
Stay hungry my friend!