4 or 5 tomatoes
1 or 2 bell peppers
1/2 to 1 hot pepper, e.g. jalapeno
1 onion – preferably white or red
5 or 6 cloves garlic
juice of 1 lemon or lime
1 to 2 tsp. salt
few sprigs of fresh cilantro – approx. 50 leaves.
Cut up the tomatoes, peppers and onion into large chunks, then throw everything in the food processor or blender and chop until it’s the right consistency – still kind of chunky, not too smooth. Drain off excess liquid — a wire screen colander works well.
–Submitted by Ken Lerner