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Salsa, Pico de Gallo Style

Fresh South Carolina tomatoes harvested in the summer months are true delicacies. They really are at their best with bare minimum preparation. A Pico de Gallo style salsa combines ingredients that highlight a super fresh summer tomato. The following recipe is simple, easy to prepare, and packed full of flavor.

Freshly prepared tomato salsa. Beth Corontzes, 2020, Clemson University

Freshly prepared tomato salsa.
Beth Corontzes, 2020, Clemson University

Beth Corontzes’ Summer Salsa

Yield 4 cups

6 medium fresh tomatoes, diced
3 tablespoons fresh diced jalapeno pepper
1 large Vidalia onion, diced
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 cup, loosely packed, chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Combine and refrigerate.

Serving suggestions:

  • Serve as an appetizer with tortilla chips.
  • Add as a topping to chicken, pork chops, or an omelet.
  • Perfect on tacos, quesadillas, and burritos.

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