Robust relish made with Summer bounty of heirloom tomatoes and herbs to enhance brats, chops, steaks and tacos.
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 0minutes
Author Dorothy Stainbrook
½tspcoarse kosher saltdivided
1lb.heirloom tomatoescoarsely chopped
½cuppimiento-stuffed olivescoarsely chopped
½cupfresh cilantrofinely chopped
2Tbspfresh lime juicesqueezed juice of 1/2 large lime
1tspfresh oregano or thyme
salt and pepper to taste
Place 1/2 tsp coarse salt on work surface and garlic cloves on top of salt. Chop cloves into the salt, alternating with mashing the cloves into the salt with the flat part of the knife, until you have a fresh garlic paste more or less. Alternatively use a mortar and pestle to grind salt and garlic together. Transfer garlic paste to medium size bowl.
Chop tomatoes, olives and jalapenos and add to the bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and gently toss to blend. Season with more salt and pepper if desired.
Let stand at room temperature for 10-15 minutes to meld flavors. Serve alongside steak, pork chops, or on brats. I used this relish as a topping or layer for pulled pork tostadas and it was wonderful.