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Tomato Salsa

June 6, 2010


(In what seems like another lifetime ago, I actually had the time to sew – quilts and patchwork and the cushion cover above.)

It’s World Cup month, and it doesn’t matter if I know nuts about football and the names I recognise are mostly out of the tournament. Every four years, I follow football avidly – reading the reports first thing in the morning. With twitter updates this World Cup, I expect football to be even more exciting this time around.

I’ll confess that I don’t watch all that many matches, especially when they are played in the wee hours of the morning except for the semi finals and finals.
This World Cup, at least the matches will be played at reasonable hours – at 7.30pm and 10.30pm.

I am not much of a snacker, or muncher. But I do love salsa, especially with corn chips. Yeah, I have corn chips because of the salsa, and not make salsa to go with corn chips…go figure.


There is 1001 recipes for salsa, but mine is real simple. I like the tomato-onion-coriander combination, with lemon juice. I also almost add green chillies, and sometimes a few chilli padi. You can make loads of this and leave them in the fridge.

I am also making this salsa this World Cup because it’s held in South Africa. One of the meals I had often in South Africa while on assignment there years ago was pap (maize meal) with this tomato relish. I had loads of it; it’s one of South Africans’ staple food.




(enough for 1 packet of corn chips)

3-4 tomatoes, deseeded and cubed
1 onion, diced
2-3 stalks of coriander, chopped
1-2 green chillies, chopped
Juice from 1 lemon
salt and sugar, to taste

Mix all the ingredients together.