Fresh Homemade Salsa – Straight from Your Garden

The tomatoes at our place are slowly starting to produce more.  And that means it’s time for Fresh Homemade Salsa.  Easy to make and super delicious, you will love this fresh garden treat!

Fresh Homemade Salsa

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We love fresh homemade salsa!  There is nothing better than its awesome tomato filled taste.  Now you need to understand that the Stone’s are not hot salsa lovers.  In fact we don’t put any hot peppers in our salsa but all you need to do is add your choice of spicy pepper to the recipe below.

That’s the beauty of making your own fresh homemade salsa.  You can add what ever you like!  If you like spicy, add hot peppers!  Don’t like garlic?  Leave it out!  Do what ever you like best!

Add some fresh homemade tortilla chips and you will have the perfect snack!

 Fresh Homemade Salsa

4 medium ripe tomatoes

1/2 small onion (we like onion so we some times add more)

1 green bell pepper

1-2 cloves garlic

Jalapeno peppers to taste (we leave these out)

1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt

1/2 to 1 tablespoon sugar (or you can substitute Honey)

Cilantro (again to taste, start out with just a little)


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Using a blender or food processor put 1 each of all vegetables and using pulse just until it is still chunky.  Repeat until it is all done.

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Mix salsa, adding sugar and salt until it suits your taste.  If it seems to hot, add more tomatoes.  Store in glass jar.  Since this is fresh, it will not store too long.  Makes about 1 quart.  Must be refrigerated.

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We like a nice runny salsa so we leave all the liquid in.  If you like yours a little dryer you can drain all or some of the liquid to your taste.

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This is a really flexible recipe.  If you need more, double it, less cut it in half.  Start off with the smaller amounts of salt and sugar, taste it and add more to match your taste.  Not hot enough for you, add more jalapenos, to hot?  Add more tomatoes.

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We have found it is easiest to make this fresh homemade salsa in our Ultra Chef Express Food Chopper.  It’s easy to use and works out perfect for these types of cooking projects!

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This is one of the highlights of fresh tomato season for us.  We make at least one batch a week all of August to October.

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We even bring in the green tomatoes before the first frost and let them ripen in the garage to make more salsa.  Our last batch of fresh homemade salsa is sometimes made as late as new years day!!  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.

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  1. Jenny August 2, 2012 8:01 am Reply

    I love making fresh salsa but I also add choped cilantro and fresh lime and zest to it. I also can it for winter – by cooking it for about 10 min first.

  2. Diana August 2, 2012 10:40 am Reply

    Oh yummy! Now I wish we have some tomatoes from the garden too.

  3. Mrs.Pickles August 2, 2012 11:32 am Reply
  4. Dave August 2, 2012 1:17 pm Reply

    I see you like garlic in your salsa too. I love a good fresh salsa, and I make it a lot when we have the tomatoes. Yours looks dee-lish!

  5. Robin August 2, 2012 7:15 pm Reply

    There’s nothing better then fresh salsa from the garden! I make quite a bit to can too. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  6. Nancy Davis August 2, 2012 7:22 pm Reply

    I think we would like your salsa as we don’t like too much spice either! Nancy

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