Memorize these five ingredients; you’ll never need a salsa recipe again. Nothing beats this easy garden fresh salsa recipe — it’s my family’s favorite summertime snack.
Prefer your salsa cooked? Try this spicy salsa recipe!
Also known as pico de gallo, this fresh salsa requires some chopping and dicing, but once that’s done it’s a simple matter of combining the ingredients. If you can make it an hour or so in advance of serving it, the flavors will have a chance to meld, but it’s not critical.
Family favorite salsa recipe
My method for this 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 garden salsa is—bar none—garden fresh tomatoes.
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Those barely-pink orbs you’ll find at the grocery store? Don’t even bother. Seriously. You will be disappointed. Because that is not actually garden fresh salsa, now, is it? But if you’ve got a garden that’s brimming with juicy ripe tomatoes and hot peppers or if they’re available at your local farmers market, get chopping and make up a big batch of this fresh salsa recipe.
Feel free to adjust the quantity of ingredients to suit your preference. More garlic is always a good bet. If you like things extra spicy, add another hot pepper. Or use my fermented hot pepper relish instead of fresh peppers. No lime? Feel free to substitute lemon juice. Cilantro is optional, of course.
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How to enjoy this homemade pico de gallo salsa
As if you need any help with this! Definitely enjoy it fresh. Serve it up with your favorite organic, non-GMO tortilla chips. Or use it to top tacos, tostadas, or refried 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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- 5 medium-sized vine ripe tomatoes
- 1 medium onion
- 1-2 hot peppers, finely chopped, (jalapeño or serrano are good)
- 1 clove 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!
Feel free to adjust the quantity of ingredients to suit your preference. If you like things extra spicy, add another hot pepper. No lime? Feel free to substitute lemon juice. Cilantro is optional, of course.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 29Unsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g