Fresh Garden Salsa

Still having lots of heirloom tomatoes left I decided to make a quick salsa in my BlendTec. (Yes I have a BlendTec. For those who don’t know why thats fun, see the Will it Blend series.) Anyway, the salsa came out pretty good so I want to share my quick tasty salsa recipe.


6-7 Heirloom tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 small onion, quartered
1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
1 can diced green chilies
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

In the oven to roast.

① Clean and remove stem dimple from the tomatoes an place them in a shallow baking dish. Chop onion into quarters and also place in dish along with peeled garlic cloves. Drizzle with olive oil. Checking often, broil 5-15 minutes or until outside of tomatoes are shriveled and begin to char.

All done.

② Once roasted, remove from oven and reserve 2-3 tomaotes. Cool tomatoes (something that I didn’t do, but would recommend).

Into the BlendTec they go.

③ Place the rest of the ingredients into blender or food processor. Coarsely chop vegetables and taste. Add hot sauce, salt, or other flavorings to taste.

Chopping up the tomatoes to make the salsa chunky.

④ Chop up remaining tomatoes and stir them into the blended salsa.

Home-made salsa! Woohoo!

Here is the final salsa. It is a very easy and cheap salsa that you can customize to your taste. Also, this makes a lot, so eat up! Add my Fresh Garden Salsa recipe to your planner and use up those extra tomatoes before the end of summer! Enjoy and happy cooking!


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