The end of summer is hands-down my favorite time of year for produce. Tomatoes, sweet corn, peaches, zucchini, bell peppers and berries – so many options to make amazingly fresh recipes!
I usually grow several types of tomatoes each year, and I love to make homemade salsa with jalapeno, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and garlic. So simple, and so refreshing as an appetizer with crispy tortilla chips.
The beauty of this recipe is you can make it as chunky or as pureed as you wish. And, the food processor does all of the work – although you could dice and chop all of the ingredients if you wish!
Don’t let all of the end-of-summer produce pass you by without making fresh salsa!
A simple summer salsa made with fresh ingredients.
- 4 medium tomatoes, cut into chunks
- 1 medium jalapeno, halved and seeded
- ½ medium red onion, cut into wedges
- Zest and juice of 2 medium limes
- ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 2–3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
- Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until desired consistency is reached.
- Use a fine mesh strainer to strain out the excess liquid, if desired. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
Prep Tip: Make the salsa as chunky or pureed as you like – simply change the amount of time you blend it in the food processor.
Serve with: Seared Salmon Taco Salad
- Serving Size: ½ cup
- Calories: 23
- Sugar: 2g
- Sodium: 173mg
- Fat: 0g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: salsa, tomato, farmer’s market, appetizer