Classic Tomato Salsa

serves 4

Serve with guacamole and fajitas


  • 4 green serrano chillies
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • Zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 8 ripe, firm, salad tomatoes, halved, deseeded, roughly chopped
  • Small bunch coriander, stems removed, finely chopped
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Place the chillies crosswise onto a flat-sided skewer and barbecue for 5-6 minutes, turning regularly until the skins begin to scorch. Remove the stalks, deseed the chillies and chop finely.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the onion, lime zest and juice then add the chillies and tomatoes. Stir in the coriander, taste and season with salt. Chill until ready to use.