Originating in South America, tomatoes are a fruit of the nightshade family. The fruit of the vegetable is completely safe to eat, but consuming the stem should be avoided as it can be toxic. The tomato plant is believed to have origins as early as 700 AD, and was popularized in Europe around 1880 with the invention of pizza in Naples. This gardening staple is full of the antioxidant lycopene which helps fight against cancer and risk of heart disease. Tomatoes are a great source of vitamin K, potassium, and vitamin C.
4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
1/3 cup chopped white onion
1 to 2 medium jalapeño peppers without seeds
1 cup fresh cilantro1 to 2 medium limes
1 clove of garlic
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more to taste