Garden Salsa

Not sure how your garden is doing this summer or even if you have a garden. But if you have access to some wonderful fresh veggies you should really make some salsa. I am actually going to make this one when I am done writing this morning.  It’s rainy out and I picked some Roma tomatoes, a couple of green peppers and a bunch of jalapeno’s oh and my garlic is ready and the best I have ever grown so it kind of screams SALSA.
While there is quite a bit of chopping to do. Throw on some music or one of your favorite shows and make it happen. I don’t think you will be disappointed.


Seed them so your salsa doesn’t get too wet
chop them as uniform as you can
keep the tomato and green pepper roughly the same size –  everything else smaller

Garden Salsa

Donna Clark - Cooking at Clark Towers
quick and easy garden salsa, everyone will love


  • roma tomatoes; seeded and chopped
  • green peppers; seeded and chopped
  • yellow onion; peeled and diced
  • jalapeno; seeded and diced
  • garlic cloves; chopped fine
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  • balsamic vinegar - a dash or two
  • 1-2 packets of sweet and low


  • the amounts you use for each ingredient is totally up to you. I will give you an approximate ratio so it will be well balanced.
  • 12 roma tomatoes, 2 green peppers, 4 jalapeno, 6 garlic and 2 onions seemed to make a nice amount of salsa and the ratio seemed to work out nicely
  • adjust for how you like your salsa. want it hotter add more jalapeno or leave the seeds and veins in them.
  • add the sweet and low and a few dashes of the balsamic vinegar
  • finish it off with a little salt and pepper to taste


the sweet and low may sound a little odd but even that little amount brings a brightness to the salsa. I would suggest trying it without it and then add it and you will see.


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