Fresh tomato salsa

Fresh tomato salsa

Perfect for BBQ season! Whatever you are barbecuing this tomato salsa makes the perfect accompaniment.


Ingredients

  • 15ml (1tbsp) olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 red chillies, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 1kg (2.2lbs) British Classic or Plum tomatoes
  • 2.5cm (1") root ginger, peeled
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 20g fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 5ml (1tsp) caster sugar
  • salt and ground black pepper

Method

Heat the oil in a large saucepan and saute the garlic, onion, celery, green pepper and chillies very gently for 15 minutes until softened.

Meanwhile peel and chop the tomatoes.

Take the saucepan off the heat, grate the ginger coarsely and squeeze the ginger juice into the pan. Add the lime juice, tomatoes and coriander and stir well. Season with sugar, salt and pepper.

Leave for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight, to allow the flavours to develop. Serve at room temperature.

Serve with BBQ’d burgers, kebabs, fish or vegetables!

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