Fresh Basil and Tomato Salsa
Recipe by Dragon
Ah, the sunshine! Warm weather is here and it's really starting to feel like spring. We've had a few nights without frost so I will finally plant my herb garden this weekend. I can't wait to have access to fresh herbs whenever I want. Herbs, like the basil I used for this salsa. I know that traditionally, salsa is made with cilantro or parsley but I love the flavour of basil with tomatoes. Try it, you're going to love this salsa too. Enjoy!
Makes: 2 cups
3 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced small
1/2 small red onion, diced small
1/4 cup fresh basil, sliced into thin strips
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
zest of one lime
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon of chili pepper paste (more if you like it spicy)
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
2 teaspoons extra olive oil
Pinch of sugar
1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well.
2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.