See how to make homemade tomato salsa for your Cinco de Mayo celebration. The secret to Chef John’s simple salsa? Cherry tomatoes! Because it’s early May, large tomatoes haven’t vine-ripened yet; in-season cherry tomatoes will have a flavor that’s similar to fully ripened summer tomatoes. In this video, Chef John shows you the best knife for cutting cherry tomatoes into a small dice. You’ll also discover a great technique for chopping a white onion into a fine dice and get a fun trick for slicing and dicing hot peppers without getting seeds. A little garlic, some lime juice, and lots of herbs and seasonings, and you’re ready for Cinco! One last trick: a hint of chopped fresh mint really brings out all the other flavors in this salsa. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s Salsa Cruda.