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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Simple and Fresh Ingredients
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We like to have this with corn chips.
It just doesn’t get any easier than this!
Fresh Garden Salsa
- 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
- 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.
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You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has worked in restaurants for many years. Her many crochet patterns and quilt patterns are enjoyed by many. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.