“It was the end of the summer, and I had a bumper crop of tomatoes. Believe it or not, I had never made my own basic salsa, nor did I have a recipe to do so. Occasionally I’ll buy some for a party, but we just don’t eat chips and salsa any other time.
“I was planning to cook our One-Dish Chicken with Salsa and thought I should use up some of my tomatoes and make homemade salsa for the recipe. I don’t know why I never did this before! It was so easy and tasted much fresher than jarred salsas.
“There are many types of salsas and even more recipes, but this is just a basic one to get you started. From there, feel free to experiment and give it your own signature. I usually use cilantro, but sometimes I go out to my garden and use whatever herb is plentiful, like basil or chives, or a combination.”