Fresh Garden Salsa

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This fresh garden salsa is so delicious. I can’t emphasize that enough. Make ahead and let the juices marinate or serve right away.

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Fresh Salsa
Fresh Salsa

Simple and Fresh Ingredients

Beef Steak Tomatoes
Beef Steak Tomatoes

Try Different Tomatoes

If you can get farmers market Beef Steak tomatoes even better. They are just so packed full of flavor!

However, Roma tomatoes work really well with this recipe too.

There is also one type of tiny tomato that in my book packs a lot of flavor; those little cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes. If you use these, cut them in half for easier eating.

Yummy Fresh Cherry Tomatoes
Yummy Fresh Cherry Tomatoes

Salsa Onions

As you know, we live 30 minutes from the closest store; therefore, we often use what is in our pantry.

Therefore, I am not picky in what type of onion is used in this recipe. Believe me, I have tried red, yellow, and Vadalia onion; they are all so yummy. Find your favorite.

If you use an onion that you find has a bit too much punch, rinse it in cold water in a colander first. This will take the edge off and the onion will not take over the delicious fresh tomato salsa.

Mixing Fresh Tomato Salsa Ingredients in Large Bowl
Mixing Fresh Tomato Salsa Ingredients in Large Bowl
Fresh Onions
Fresh Onions

Sweet Cherry Peppers

Sweet Cherry Peppers
Sweet Cherry Peppers

While I show you these pretty fresh sweet sherry peppers, that is not what I use….well, sort of. I use canned sweet cherry peppers, including all the juice from the jar.

I was in my twenties before I ever tried one of these little gems. My mother-in-law would always get one or two at a Sunday buffet we used to frequent. I decided to try one and fell in love with them.

If you are not able to find them locally, here is the kind that I use.

Mezzetta Sweet Cherry Peppers
Mezzetta Sweet Cherry Peppers

Here is a recipe for a salsa that is so good, it will not last long at all. My daughter and I even drink the juice! If you can cut up tomatoes, onions, and sweet cherry peppers, you can make this recipe.


The hardest part i making this fresh garden salsa is dicing the ingredients. I don’t mind that, I find it very peaceful to do. You could use a food processor, but be careful not to process too much if you want some chunky texture to your salsa.

Serving Suggestions

My husband likes to have it blended a bit so it is thicker. If you plan on blending it, do about half then mix with the rest of the mixture so you still have the chunky texture of the ingredients.

However, my daughter and I like the salsa ingredients just diced and mixed. We don’t care that it is a bit watery with the sauce because we drink that when the salsa is gone. I should tell you this, but we can eat a soup bowl size of this salsa at one sitting we like it so much…no shared bowls for us…one for each of us!

Serving Chunky Fresh Homemade Salsa
Serving Chunky Fresh Homemade Salsa
We like to have this with corn chips.
It just doesn’t get any easier than this!

Yum!

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Fresh Garden Salsa

Here is a recipe for a salsa that is so good, it will not last. We even drink the juice. My husband likes to have it blended a bit so it is thicker. However, my daughter and I like the salsa ingredients just diced and mixed. It just doesn’t get any easier than this! Yum!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fresh, game day, holiday, onion, potluck, recipe, salad, Salsa, snack, superbowl, Tomato
Servings: 25 people
Calories: 16kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4-6 cups tomatoes diced-I prefer: plum, beef steak, or Natures Sweet Cherubs
  • 1 jar sweet cherry peppers diced-I prefer Mezzetta. Add the liquid from the jar too.
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir. While it could last in the refrigerator a few days, it does not last that long at our house.
    Fresh Salsa

Notes

This will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator; if there is any left by then.

Nutrition

Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

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