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Cinco de Mayo Salsa Cruda

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See how to make homemade tomato salsa for your Cinco de Mayo celebration. The secret to Chef John’s simple salsa? Cherry tomatoes! Because it’s early May, large tomatoes haven’t vine-ripened yet; in-season cherry tomatoes will have a flavor that’s similar to fully ripened summer tomatoes. In this video, Chef John shows you the best knife for cutting cherry tomatoes into a small dice. You’ll also discover a great technique for chopping a white onion into a fine dice and get a fun trick for slicing and dicing hot peppers without getting seeds. A little garlic, some lime juice, and lots of herbs and seasonings, and you’re ready for Cinco! One last trick: a hint of chopped fresh mint really brings out all the other flavors in this salsa. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s Salsa Cruda.

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Hackberry52

Hackberry52

This Pico is great for just about any food served. The hotter the better!

Don R

Don R

This sounds, and looks, really good. It's also 5PM an I've not eaten yet today. But Question: Am I the only one in the world who prefers tomatoes with the juice. I like the juice. donr

Judy A

Judy A

This recipe sounds just like my Pico de Gallo except for the mint. I never thought of trying cherry tomatoes, I usually use plum tomatoes. Will have to try the cherry...Thanks for the tip Juan.

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