Makes 4 cups

Notes: If making ahead, cover and chill up to 3 days.

How to Make It

Step 1

Immerse tomatoes in boiling water to cover for 5 seconds (if ripe) to 15 seconds (if firm). Lift out and drain. Core tomatoes and pull off skin; discard cores and skins. Halve tomatoes crosswise; squeeze out juice and seeds and discard.

Step 2

In a food processor, combine seeded tomatoes, onion, garlic, serrano chiles, and red wine vinegar. Pulse until finely chopped. Pour into a bowl.

Step 3

In processor, pulse cucumber until coarsely chopped. Add to tomato mixture and season with salt to taste.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per tbsp.

Doña Tomàs: Discovering Authentic Mexican Cooking; Doña Tomàs, Oakland, California

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