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!
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We love fresh homemade salsa! There is nothing better than its awesome tomato filled taste. Once we started making it a few years ago, we just can’t get enough of it. It tastes so good with yummy fresh tomatoes from the garden.
Garden to Table Recipe
This is another one of those recipes that you can grow all the veggies in your own garden. It is so fulfilling to just walk outside to our backyard garden and pick a few tomatoes, peppers, onions and garlic. Now that is some super fresh homemade salsa straight from the garden. That’s it all those yummy ingredients are always in our garden unless the garlic or onions are in storage. We kind of love it when August comes around and we can go get all these yummy veggies from the garden and make yummy recipes with them.
Mild Homemade Salsa
Now you need to understand that we are not hot salsa lovers. We don’t like our food to be too spicy. We only add either green peppers or banana peppers to our fresh homemade salsa. However, if you love spicy than just add a jalapeno pepper to make this a hot salsa if you would like. That’s the beauty of making your own fresh homemade salsa. You can add whatever you like! If you like spicy, add hot peppers! Don’t like garlic? Leave it out! Do whatever you like best!
Quick Salsa Recipe
This recipe is so easy and quick to make. I just go out and pick the ingredients from the garden and put it together in my little chopper and it is done in no time. The salsa is on my homemade chips in less than 15 minutes! I have to test the salsa first of course, before serving it. I have to make sure if it tastes good and that there is enough salt in it etc. It is a sacrifice to have to get the first taste of any yummy recipe but it is one I am willing to take!
Fresh Homemade Salsa
4 medium ripe tomatoes
½ small onion (we like onions so we sometimes add more)
1 green bell pepper
1-2 cloves garlic
Jalapeno peppers to taste (we leave these out)
½ to 1 teaspoon salt
½ to 1 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
Cilantro (again to taste, start out with just a little)
Using a blender or food processor put the onions and garlic in first and blend and mix until they are chopped into tiny pieces. Put the peppers and cilantro in and pulse again until they are in small pieces also.
Wash and cut the tomatoes in quarters and then only pulse or chop a little bit. It still needs to be chunky but not tomato juice so don’t over blend it. Add the honey/maple syrup and salt and stir together. If it seems to0 hot, add more tomatoes. You can also add some lime juice to it too. Store in a glass jar. Since this is fresh, it will not store too long. Makes about 1 quart. Must be refrigerated.
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 honey, taste it and add more to match your taste. Not hot enough for you, add more jalapenos, too hot? Add more tomatoes.
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!
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.
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.
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.
- 4 medium ripe tomatoes
- ½ small onion (we like onions so we sometimes add more)
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- Jalapeno peppers to taste (we leave these out)
- ½ to 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ to 1 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
- Cilantro (again to taste, start out with just a little)
- Using a blender or food processor put the onions and garlic in first.
- Blend and mix until they are chopped into tiny pieces.
- Put the peppers and cilantro in and pulse again until they are in small pieces also.
- Wash and cut the tomatoes in quarters.
- Pulse or chop the tomatoes only a little bit, you want it to be chunky not tomato juice.
- Add the honey/maple syrup and salt until it suits your taste.
- Store in a glass jar. Since this is fresh, it will not store too long.
- Makes about 1 quart. Must be refrigerated.