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Make Salsa!

Do you have an abundance of tomatoes you're not sure what to do with? One option for a bumper crop of tomatoes is to make salsa! Salsa is healthy, tasty, fresh, and uses many garden vegetables and herbs. Not to mention when canned, it has a long shelf-life. Below, we've listed three incredibly delicious fresh salsa recipes you can make with ingredients in your garden.

Pico de Gallo

  • 2 pounds tomatoes (about 5 medium-sized)
  • 1 cup peppers (sweet, banana, serrano, jalapeño, etc.) 
  • ¼ cup onion or ½ cup of spring onions (tops included)
  • ½ cup cilantro 
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar (trust us)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lime juice 

Remove seeds and dice tomatoes, peppers, onion, and cilantro; mince garlic. Combine all the ingredients. Add the lime and sugar. Salt and pepper to taste. Keep refrigerated and serve with chips or use as a pizza base. Keep a supply to top tacos and fajitas.

A Taste of the Florida Keys

  • 3 ripe mangos, diced
  • 2 seeded tomatoes (try different colors)
  • 1 medium sweet pepper, chopped (bell or banana)
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ cup packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 3 key limes, juiced (about ¼ cup juice)
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon salt, to taste

Combine the ingredients. Drizzle with the lime juice and mix. Season with salt. For best flavor, let the salsa marinate. Serve with chips as a traditional salsa. Or, serve it over fish, shrimp, or pork.

Savannah Sweet & Spicy

  • 4 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups black beans, drained
  • 1 cup small diced onions
  • 2 diced peaches
  • 3 ears of freshly chopped corn off the cob (cooked)
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • ½ cup packed, chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Combine all of the ingredients, mix and chill overnight to mix the flavors. Serve on soda crackers or another bland variety of cracker. This also makes a perfect compote to serve over seafood. Try adding some chopped pecans and serving over rice for an additional option.

Salsa Ingredients