Definitely THE sauce of this summer!!
a piece of chili pepper, seeds removed
half a bunch of fresh cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice or white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
6 ripe tomatoes
Blend for a few seconds. Do not over mix, leave chunky.
I love it with pasta, grilled fish, salad, vegetables (green beans, asparagus!) or on grilled ciabatta.
Spin-off: Take the Salsa California ingredients, add half a cucumber and a glass of iced water, blend all ingredients thoroughly. Adjust salt and vinegar to your liking. Voilà, a Californian gazpacho!
Cilantro fabulous facts
Cilantro has powerful detoxifying properties. It rids the body of heavy metals, as well as accumulated salt and waste products. It helps improve digestion and fights free radicals. Cilantro contains vitamin C, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, vitamin K and folate.