I take a package of ham and slice it long ways, then chop them into tiny pieces.
Cilantro is washed and any bad pieces taken out. This is finely chopped.
Our tomato is sliced one way, then the other, then one more time to be diced.
Same with the onion. Fine. (Hey, whoever chopped this, come back here and run that knife through one more time.)
Where are the cukes? Egads. They went on hiatus and made it back for the final mix.
I will say this once here and probably forever after. If you don’t have a citrus squeezer, you cannot be my friend. Just kidding. But you can’t be Mexican. Not even for a day. Nope. So go get one and change your status. Besides, it makes it easier to squeeze the lemons and limes. I like to quarter mine, they give more juice. Then tip the press sideways, more will come out because it pools in the sides of this handy simple machine.
So here is everything mixed together and coated with lime juice and some salt. Take a slotted spoon and add it to your tostada! Like spice? Add Salsa Valentina on top.