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August 24, 2010

Super Savory Summer Salsa

Filed under: Appetizers & Dips,Recipes,Vegetarian — admin @ 1:26 pm

No joke – this fresh and tasty salsa will have you slurping what’s left in the bowl after you’ve scooped up all the chunky stuff with your chips!   I’ve made this over several summers now, and we never tire of it.  In fact, it’s the first recipe I think of when my garden tomatoes start turning red!  We can’t keep this stuff in the house.  I made a big bowl a few evenings ago and it was finished by the next night.  I made another big bowl last night, and it’s nearly gone again!


You’ll need:

3 – 5 Tomatoes, to make 2-3 Cups Chopped (I used a mix of Roma and Slicing Tomatoes)

2 Slices Red Onion, quartered

2 Cloves Garlic, peeled

1/4 Green or Red Pepper

1-3 Jalapeno or Serrano Peppers, seeded (If you like it really spicy, leave in the seeds)

2 tsp Sugar

1 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Cumin

Juice of 1 Lime

1/4 cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro

What to do:

Place Onion, Garlic, and Peppers into bowl of your Food Processor.

Pulse until minced fine, then set aside.

Chop tomatoes and place in a large bowl.

Add Pepper mixture to bowl.

Add Sugar, Salt and Cumin.

Add Lime Juice,

and finally, Cilantro.

Mix together until well combined, and – if you can help yourself – wait at least a half an hour before serving.

Okay…maybe just one taste now!

For a special treat, warm up your tortilla chips for a few minutes in the oven (350 degrees) before serving.



  1. Hi, Thanks for the recipe. Can’t wait to give it a try

    Comment by Lori Hoffman — August 24, 2010 @ 10:23 pm

  2. Lori – Let me know what you think when you make it! :-)

    Comment by admin — August 25, 2010 @ 8:27 am

  3. Im putting this stuff on EVERYTHING! Love, love , love it!

    Comment by Denise (AKA-SALSA JUNKIE) — August 25, 2010 @ 6:13 pm

  4. Hey, SALSA JUNKIE – I hear ya. I was all bummed out tonight because I thought my salsa was all gone and I want it on my chicken chili tonight and my husband told me he saved me a little just for that. He SO earned some points with that one! :-) Oh, and try this stuff on scrambled eggs!! It’s awesome!

    Comment by admin — August 25, 2010 @ 6:34 pm

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