How to Make Garden Salsa

By grace.g.yang · August 11, 2010
Under: Cheap Eats,Dinner,Lunch,My Life,Recipes

I just got back from a relaxing mini vacation in Albany and I’m back with a great recipe for garden salsa. Lou’s family has a small garden where they grow tomatoes (two kinds), Hungarian wax peppers, lots of basil, jalapeño peppers, green beans, and squash:


Lou has a great recipe for salsa, so we picked up some Hungarian wax peppers:


Three basil leaves:


And Lou found one large tomato and two plum tomatoes:


The salsa is really easy to make (especially if someone else is doing all the chopping!) and it’s really delicious with chips or just straight out of the bowl. It tastes great right after you make it (with just a little juice from the tomatoes) but you can make it beforehand if you want all of the flavors to really mix together.

Lou’s Garden Salsa


1 large tomato
3 basil leaves (you can also use cilantro as a substitute)
1/4 onion
1/3 corn on the cob (cooked)
1 Hungarian pepper (you can also add jalapeño peppers for more of a kick)
Freshly cracked pepper
Sea salt


First, dice up your tomato:


Place in a bowl:


Next, dice up your onion:


And place it in the bowl:


Next, chop up the basil and place it in the bowl (are you seeing a pattern here?):


Next, the pepper:


Into the bowl it goes:


Remove the kernels from the cob and place it in the bowl:


Add lots of freshly cracked pepper and a pinch of salt:


Mix, and enjoy:


We ate the salsa with chips and danced around the kitchen enjoying Lou’s awesome creation! I had to make something, too, so I made a pina colada that was equally awesome (recipe next week!)

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