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Homegrown Salsa Recipe

HomeGrownSalsa

One of my neighbors has been gifting us with fresh veggies out of their garden – a true joy, especially since putting in a garden was definitely not going to happen for me this year… a garden was too much to tackle after just moving, and honestly I don't have the time to tend to a full garden right now. Yesterday they blessed us with a haul of fresh, homegrown tomatoes! I was so excited and my mind instantly began turning with a few recipes that I love which are made better with honest-to-goodness garden tomatoes. The difference between a fresh from the garden, sun-ripened tomato and a grocery store tomato (which was likely picked green and left to ripen in a crate while on a truck) is vast – to me they are practically different vegs. My Homegrown Salsa recipe, was the first item on my list. Chips and salsa are probably my number one favorite comfort foods. Crispy, salty chips and a juicy sauce with a bit of zing are pretty hard to beat – and today I'm sharing a delicious and fresh salsa recipe that you can whip up in minutes, and while it tastes good immediately, it gets even better the next day!

Garden Tomatoes, Homegrown Tomatoes, Homemade Salsa recipe, Easy Salsa recipe, Summer Tomato Recipe, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer CarrollI admit that grocery store tomatoes look prettier – these guys look a bit battle worn – but what they lack in looks they more than make up for in taste. They are perfectly imperfect and are actually a great metaphor for us. Don't judge a book, person, or a tomato by their cover…!

Garden Tomatoes, Homegrown Tomatoes, Homemade Salsa recipe, Easy Salsa recipe, Summer Tomato Recipe, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer CarrollNot only is this salsa great with chips, but it's also a delectable condiment for grilled meats, and of course pork carnitas.

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My daughter loves this salsa too – it has one green chili pepper in it (without the ribs and seeds) and while she normally doesn't like anything spicy, this is mild enough (with just a hint of zing to keep things interesting) that she gobbles it right up. I love the earthy freshness of it. Want to whip up your own batch? Here's the recipe:

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Homegrown Salsa Recipe

Jennifer @ Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll
Deliciously simple recipe that is perfect for all those garden tomatoes that are coming off the vines in droves this time of year!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican

Ingredients
  

  • 3 to matoes diced (remove seeds if you want less liquid)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro minced
  • juice from 1/2 of one lemon
  • 1 chili pepper diced with ribs and seeds removed unless you like more heat!
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Combine ingredients in a bowl and serve with warm chips - enjoy! For even better results, let the salsa sit for at least an hour before serving so the flavors meld.

I hope you will give this a try. I recommend heating your chips up in a toaster oven or oven warming drawer (or low temp oven) for just a couple of minutes, warm chips with this cool salsa is a taste sensation!!

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I've got another tomato recipe to share with you this week too, so please stay tuned… in the meantime, thank you so much for reading and 'til we meet again,

Happy Celebrating!

Jennifer Carroll. Celebrating Everyday Life blog

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11 Comments

  1. You are so right about the appearance or tomatoes and their taste. I’ve found the saddest looking gems produce the best taste. There is nothing like fresh salsa to make everything taste better. Looking forward to seeing your updates!

  2. It looks amazing Jennifer!….Nothing better than homegrown tomatoes….so great of your neighbor to share their bounty of the garden with you! Have a great day!

  3. OMG this look sooo delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I like that you used those tomatoes that don’t look perfect. It is good that they were used for something and it really doesn’t matter what the tomatoes look like when they are made into Salsa! Thank you for sharing this salsa recipe on A Round Tuit.

  5. This looks yummy! I wish I had some now. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  6. Beautiful salsa! I can’t wait for my peppers and tomatoes to get ripe! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner Party – Hope to see you again next week!

  7. Those are some gorgeous tomatoes. The salsa looks so good and perfect! I need a bowl pf nachos to go with this.😁 Thanks for joining this week’s Fiesta Friday party!

  8. Yummy! I love the look and sound of this and I’m impatient now for our tomatoes to ripen! I’m so glad you used the ‘not-best-looking’ tomatoes… but they look ‘perfectly’ perfect to me! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday.

    1. Love it , just add a little tomato paste to thicken it up Can this be frozen?

  9. 5 stars
    We grow our own salsa in the garden every year and our friends look forward to that salsa. I will really enjoy trying your recipe it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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