I love summer for all of the fresh produce! I always try to plant a garden so most of the summer we are enjoying the fruits of our labor, but it is still too early for me to be harvesting much of our own produce. Thankfully the more southern parts of the country are already harvesting some delicious tomatoes and peppers, so I decided to whip up a delicious fresh salsa.
If your only experience has been with the jars of salsa you buy at the store, you MUST, MUST, MUST try a fresh salsa. Once you do, it will be hard to go back! And it just so happens I have a delicious recipe for you to start with. For you fresh salsa veterans, I would love to have your feedback!
So what do you need:
- 5 medium tomatoes (vine ripe is the best), seeds and juice gently squeezed out, then diced
- 1 large jalapeno (seed if you want a mild salsa)
- 1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped (if you don’t care for raw garlic, substitute a shake or two of garlic powder)
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 4 drops Lime Essential Oil (I recommend Young Living) or the juice of one medium lime
Want a printable recipe? Here you go!
- 5 medium sized tomatoes
- ½ medium red onion
- 1 garlic clove (or a few dashes of garlic powder)
- 1 jalapeno pepper
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- ¼-1/2 tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
- 4 drops Young Living Lime Essential oil (or the juice of one lime)
- Dice the tomatoes, draining off excess juice as you dice.
- Finely dice the red onion, the jalapeno, chop the cilantro, and finely mince the jalapeno.
- Combine all the vegetables and add the salt, ground black pepper, and lime essential oil* (or juice).
- Gently stir until combined, then refrigerate for one hour to let flavors combine.
- Makes approximately 1 quart of fresh salsa