Saturday, May 31, 2014

A Kitchen Garden and Salsa

I love this little garden. It is in an empty lot on the main street of a town nearby. A hardware store and tavern is one one side; a gourmet restaurant on the other. Someone from the restaurant takes such good care to grow fresh greens, herbs, and vegetables. It's fun to peer through the chain-link fence to view the garden inside. It's not often that one is rewarded with such an interesting view on a town's main street! Here's a recipe that I'm sharing today. The recipe reminds me of this garden. Thus the name:

Garden Salsa

This is a great recipe to make when your kitchen garden is at its peak. Fresh, delicious, and healthy, this salsa is great on nachos, mixed with beans, or served over rice. I use a Vidalia Chop Wizard for simple and swift chopping (it's well worth the reasonable price; Goggle it on I love how 'fresh' this salsa is.

  • 4 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 Walla Walla Sweet onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (without stems)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice, fresh
  • 1 tomatillo, diced
  • salt
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced

Mix all ingredients together, stirring gently. Season with salt to taste. Use immediately or place in covered and seal container and chill. The flavors meld wonderfully and the flavors are enhanced with chilling overnight.


  1. I need to make fresh salsa more often. It's so good. This recipe looks delicious.

  2. Walla Wallas and can you go wrong?

  3. Isn't it a reminder that you can grow so many things with just a little space?

    Can't wait for the tomatoes this year! It looks like they survived the frost just fine. I would love to grow jalapenos but my husband is still a little afraid of anything with heat, even when I take the seeds out and he likes the flavor. So it is just easier to purchase them instead of giving over prime garden Real Estate.

  4. Mmmmmm . Sounds yummy. Besides homemade, my fave is by Herdez of Mexico. Delish. Susan ps That's an adorable garden.


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