Fall means leaves, sweaters and tailgating. Salsa’s a big part of this, and often a big disappointment. The problem’s that folks want flamboyant colors, resulting in a mix of every brightly hued veggie and spice on hand. Yes, salsa can have many themes. Just not all at once, please.
So the rule’s to keep it simple and elegant. Here’s my take on a classic. Notice that I recommend using either garlic or shallot, but not both? In combination with lime juice either one is good, but all three together can be too much.