My garden fresh salsa recipe is simple; there’s no measuring involved. Memorize these five ingredients: tomato, hot pepper, onion, garlic, and lime. You’ll never need a salsa recipe again.
The most important ingredient for killer fresh salsa is—bar none—garden fresh tomatoes. Those barely-pink orbs you’ll find at the grocery store? Don’t even bother. Seriously. You will be disappointed. But if you’ve got a garden that’s brimming with juicy ripe tomatoes, or if they’re available at your local farmers market, get chopping.
Garden Fresh Salsa Recipe
This recipe makes about 4 cups.
- 5 medium-sized vine ripe tomatoes
- 1 medium-sized onion
- 1-2 hot peppers, finely chopped (jalapeño or serrano are good)
- 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
- juice from 1/2 of a lime
Chop tomato and onion into a quarter-inch dice. Stir all ingredients together in a bowl. See how easy that was?
If you’d like, you can add salt and pepper to taste (I usually add about 1/2 teaspoon of each). And if you’re a cilantro lover like I am, you can add about 2-3 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro. Note that I did not add cilantro as a mandatory ingredient. It’s not for everybody!
This salsa should be eaten fresh. Serve it up with your favorite organic, non-GMO tortilla chips. Or use it to top tacos, tostadas, or black beans.
If you’re looking for a great recipe to preserve your bounty, I suggest you try this salsa recipe for canning. It’s one of our favorites.
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