1 pound ripe tomatoes, preferably plum, cored and finely chopped
4 medium garlic cloves, smashed, peeled and minced
2 small jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
3 tbsp. yellow onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 tsp. salt, kosher preferred or otherwise
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined. Allow to stand at room temperature about 30 minutes; taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. For best results, chop ingredients by hand and do not use a food processor.