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Tomatoes are falling off the vines around here now a days, and it's up to Chef Char to show you what to do with them right?  Well, lucky for all of us she's got the keys to Kitchen 242 at the Muskegon Farmers Market and she's got the secret to the freshest salsa, or Pico de Gallo, or Salsa Fresca you've ever heard of!

This one, is a piece of cake!  Some chopping, some gloves and a few "secret" ingredients which you'll see to round out the over all flavor and taste and you are in for a game day treat or a healthy snack with a little zip!  You'll get the entire recipe right at the bottom, but for now...watch Chef Char work her magic down at Kitchen 242!

 There it is!  Quick and easy right?  This one is for sure, but if you'd really like to learn how to cook like a pro, Chef Char has all kinds of ways for you to enjoy a night out at Kitchen 242 while she teaches you the tricks of the trade!  Impress your friends.....wow your next date... be the hit of the next family party!  Have some fun while learning a new skill with Chef Char!  You can find a link to Chef Char's website by clicking on the photo below!  Join her or maybe bring your kids to one of her youth oriented classes, you'll really enjoy the experience.

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Pico de Gallo/Salsa Fresca/Fresh Salsa
1 large sweet white onion, diced (about 2 cups)
8 cups diced fresh garden tomatoes
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded, small dice
3 serrano or hot chili peppers, small dice
juice of 1 lime
½ cup fresh cilantro, minced or whole leaves removed from stems
salt and pepper to taste
Clean vegetables and cut according to directions. Use gloves when working with the hot peppers. In a large mixing bowl, add each ingredient and lightly stir. Refrigerate before serving. Serve with tortilla chips.