3 cups chopped ripe roma  tomatoes (or 24 oz can of roma tomatoes)  (Roma tomatoes provide a sweeter richer flavor)
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup onion, diced
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
4 teaspoons chopped fresh jalapeno pepper (including seeds)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon brown sugar

pinch of salt


1. Stir the tomatoes, green bell pepper, onion, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeno pepper, cumin, salt, and sugar then pour into blender and zap couple of times for juicy restaurant style salsa.

2. Store in glass container and let sit in refrigerator covered over night (or couple of  hours)  and stir before serving  (longer it sits the hotter it gets)

Makes about five cups

Serve with fresh tortilla chips warmed in toaster oven