Those of you who know me know that I practically live off of home-made re-fried beans. Sometimes I top them with slices of fresh avocado, cheese or sour cream. Lately, I’ve been craving fresh salsa. A glance at the ready-made salsas at the store, however, made me wince. The price seemed the same, yet the container seemed to have shrunk to half the usual size.
Surely, I thought, I can find time to chop a few tomatoes! Home I went with two locally grown tomatoes and an onion. I had fresh limes and cilantro at home. Luckily, there are endless variations of salsa. It’s one of the perfect things to make when the ingredients in your refrigerator call out to be used.
Beans & Yoga’s Salsa Cruda
1/4 – 1/2 cup chopped onion (about 1/4 onion)
3/4 – 1 cup chopped tomato (1 hothouse tomato or 1/2 beefsteak tomato)
1/4 – 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Juice of one lime
Salt to taste
Mix all ingredients, tossing well. Start with a little salt and keep adding until you get the flavor you like. It might seem as if you’re adding a lot of salt, but remember, it’s not like you’re adding salt to alread salty processed food. You might need up to a 1/4 teaspoon.
Serve over re-fried beans, scrambled eggs, or with tortillas and melted cheese. Keep refrigerated.