I'll be honest, my first thought was "why would I use canned tomatoes in a fresh salsa?", but then I remembered from my tour of the Red Gold plant that their tomatoes are canned within 45 minutes of arrival from the fields....that's more fresh than the tomatoes that you find in the store! Plus, the Petite Diced Tomatoes are already cut to the perfect size...I do like convenience. Let's take a look at this recipe, shall we?
1 pint fresh strawberries, diced
1 (14.5 oz) can Red Gold® Petite Diced Tomatoes, drained
1 small red onion, diced
2 jalapeno peppers, minced
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
In a large bowl, combine strawberries, , RED GOLD® PETITE DICED TOMATOES, onion and peppers. Stir in the lime juice, garlic and oil.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
I didn't have a small onion...I just measured out about a half cup.
Remember, if you don't like it hot --remove the seeds!
Of course, I put my own spin on things and put in a handful of cilantro and I subbed olive oil for the vegetable oil.
My honest take on this? It's easy and delicious! I really thought there would be a "canned tomato" taste involved, but all of the ingredients blended together perfectly. The strawberries give this just a smidge of sweetness and a whole lot of flavor. Next time, I'll be having this over some pork or chicken.
*Disclaimer: I was provided two cans of tomato product in order to review this recipe. All opinions are my own.