To enjoy a perfectly ripe tomato, you can eat it out of hand or try this delicious Latin-influenced salsa. (shown served with free-range, organic, roast chicken breast)
3 to 4 ripe tomatoes (peeled if desired), coarsely chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp (30 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 tsp (1 mL) chipotle powder
Zest and juice of 2 limes
1 ripe avocado, peeled and diced
Sea salt and fresh pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. Cover and allow to sit for half an hour to allow flavours to marry.
Makes about 2 cups (500 mL).
source: “Glorious Tomatoes“, alive #322, August 2009