Freshest Late Summer Salsa

2 or 3 gorgeous summer tomatoes, quartered

1/2 red onion, quartered

1 handful of cilantro leaves (stems are fine, too)

1 avocado, pitted and cut into a few chunks

~ pulse all together in a food processor (or with a knife) until it’s as chunky or smooth as you like it, and dump it into a bowl

2 ears of corn, steamed and kernels cut off the cob

1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

juice from 1/2 to 1 lemon or lime, to taste

salt to taste (1/2 teaspoon or so)

hot pepper sauce to taste

~ stir into the bowl with the other mixture

To enjoy, scoop with pieces of carrot, red pepper, or tortilla chips, or serve in a bowl on top of some salad greens and cooked brown rice. Crank up the summer volume even more and have a peach or some melon for dessert. Aaahhhhh, summer.