Garden Salsa

Nothing beats fresh ripe tomatoes off the vine from the garden you've lovingly tended to all summer long. This easy recipe is a great way to use up any extras you have when you just cannot seem to find enough friends to share them with. Sweet, a little tangy with a hint of spice. I love using windfall or blemished tomatoes as a quick snack, and always a winner with our children's gardening programs!


  • 1 clove of garlic, very finely chopped.
  • 1 medium onion, very finely chopped.
  • 3 large tomatoes, very finely chopped.
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper
  • 1 lime, juiced.
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro (or 1 tsp cilantro paste)
  •  Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Chop the garlic, onion and tomatoes into small chunks and place in a bowl.
  2. Juice the lime, discarding the peel and pulp and pour over the salsa.
  3. Add freshly chopped cilantro or for a milder taste use cilantro paste, and jalapeño.
  4. Mix all ingredients well while adding salt and pepper and allow to stand for about 5-10 minutes.
  5. Drain any excess juices and reserve for soups or marinades.
  6. Enjoy with homemade corn chips!

Also try our summery mango salsa!