June 5, 2012

Summer Salsa

This time of the year my mother in law's garden is exploding with so many veggies. We had a garden at our last home but since downsizing we haven't had the time to make our own. I always enjoy getting fresh ripe tomatoes and jalapenos from her. I save a few for sandwiches and tacos but the majority of them I use to make a summer salsa. 

Homegrown tomatoes taste so much better than store bought..wouldn't you agree?

I use about 10-12 tomatoes
2 jalapenos
1 onion
1/2 bunch of cilantro
lemon juice
garlic powder
salt and pepper

I cut all my ingredients into smaller portions and use a chopper to reduce it to smaller pieces. Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy with some tortilla chips or as a garnish on chicken or fish. YUM! This makes about a jar and a half for me. I would love to can it someday but it just doesn't last that long in our house. 

Let the summer grilling, tortilla chip eating begin!

Do you have a recipe that you make every summer? 

Have a beautiful sunny week. I will be spending mine on the golf course with my youngest. HOT!


  1. We thank your Mother-in-law for the beautiful tomatoes, made my Salsa on Monday and it was so "gooooood" and your right it doesn't last long. Thanks for the recipe.

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  3. Tiff, it's lunch time and you just made my mouth start watering!!! Yum

  4. That salsa looks divine. And, oh yes, tomatoes from the garden are sooo much better than store bought.

    Hope you are doing great.

  5. Nice vegies! Always had a garden then my husband had a massive stork and it is difficult to do it all. I know I am Super Woman! lol Wrote down the salsa mixture. yuuuummmmy

  6. What a great recipe! I am always looking for something to do with all the fresh veggies this time of year. I pinned it :)


  7. Add a little cumin to add depth