I think one of the best things about going to a Mexican restaurant is the little basket of chips and salsa they bring you before you eat. You could make a whole meal from it, especially if it's good housemade stuff.
Someone recently asked if I had a good fresh salsa recipe. Despite my love for it, I rarely ever make it at home. I decided today was as good as any to try a batch, and I'm glad I did. This recipe will definitely be making its appearance multiple times this summer.
Since fresh perfectly ripe tomatoes are hard to find sometimes round these parts, I added a can of crushed tomatoes, which add a lovely base and flavor to the salsa.
Bueno Fresh Salsa
1 (28oz) can plain crushed tomatoes
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
1 c vidalia onion, finely minced
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
1/4 c white vinegar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c fresh cilantro, minced
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Allow to hang out in the fridge for a few hours, to allow flavors to combine.