CHARRED TOMATO SALSA (Can be made ahead ready for any cookout)

4 firm ripe tomatoes
1 jalapeno or other hot pepper
nonstick spray
1 cup diced English cucumber
1/2 small avocado, diced
a dash of lime juice
1/4 tsp cumin
salt to taste

Cut tomatoes and hot pepper in half and spray with nonstick spray. Grill on high a few minutes turning once (I grilled them on heavy duty foil). Set aside to cool. Meanwhile dice cucumber and avocado, place in medium bowl. Dice grilled tomatoes and hot peppers and add to the bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix lightly. Can be kept at room temp or refrigerated for use another day.

Take a pork tenderloin and cut almost in half to butterfly. Grill about 15-20 minutes until just pink in center.

I had this with pork but it could work well with grilled fish, like tilapia, halibut or suai. Also grilled chicken would work well with the salsa. And my husband would mention that steak on the grill is great with everything!  And don’t forget the grilled veggies, like zucchini and a big salad to round out your plate!


Salsa recipe serves about 4 portions.