Learn How to Make Some Fresh Tomato Salsa With These Recipes

If you like tomatoes then chances are you love a great tasting fresh tomato salsa. This is especially true when you use homegrown ingredients like sweet tomatoes from your own garden. Unlike many dishes, salsa recipes can blend so many twists of flavors that you can essentially try almost any ingredient in this dish and get something good. Plus, in many cases it only takes minutes to prepare. Here are some recipes for fresh tomato salsa. These salsas created from these recipes are sure to liven up any meal whether it’s your favorite Mexican food dish or the old standby appetizer of “chips and salsa”.

Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 4 to 6 medium tomatoes 2 to 3 white onions 1 can black olives. 3 to 4 green chiles 2 Tbsp. vinegar 2 Tbsp. oil.

DIRECTIONS: Chop tomatoes, onions, olives & green chiles in very small pieces. Combine oil and vinegar, pour over tomato mixture. For best flavor, chill for several hours before serving.

Corn and Bean Salsa with Avocado

INGREDIENTS: 1 (16 ounce) package Cascadian Farm® frozen organic sweet corn, thawed and drained 1 (14.5 ounce) can Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, drained 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped 1/2 cup chopped red onions 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper

DIRECTIONS: Stir together all ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Tomato and Mango Salsa Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 1 small mango 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped 1/3 cup chopped red onion 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped 2 tablespoons lime juice

DIRECTIONS: Carefully peel skin from mango sections attached to seed. Slice flesh from seed. Chop flesh to measure 1-1/2 cups. Combine all ingredients in small bowl; refrigerate 2 hours.

Hot Salsa

INGREDIENTS: 1 Red onion diced fine 1 Red pepper diced fine 6 Red chilies chopped 1 tsp dry chili powder 2 cloves garlic crushed 1 tsp Salt 6 tomatoes skin and seed removed and diced fine 1 tsp Cumin seeds and 1 tsp coriander seeds crushed in a mortar and pestle. Zest and juice from 3 limes and 2 lemons ( chop the zest ) 2 tsp of brown sugar

DIRECTIONS: To make the hot salsa dissolve sugar in lemon juice and then mix thru all other ingredients, store covered in the fridge for 24 hours stirring occasionally.

Roasted Tomatillo and Garlic Salsa

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound fresh tomatillos, husks removed 1 head garlic cloves, separated and peeled 3 fresh jalapeno peppers 1 bunch fresh cilantro 1/2 cup water, or as needed salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven’s broiler. Arrange the whole cloves of garlic, tomatillos, and jalapenos on a baking sheet. Place under the broiler, and cook for a few minutes. Remove garlic cloves first, as soon as they are toasted, to avoid developing a bitter flavor. Continue to roast jalapenos and tomatillos until evenly charred, turning occasionally. Set aside to cool. Don’t remove the charred parts of the tomatillos or the peppers. They add a really nice flavor. Place peppers and tomatillos in a blender with the garlic and cilantro. Add a little water to the mixture if necessary to facilitate blending. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until serving. Make these recipes for a delicious food dip or topping. Or, you could get creative and add some variation to create your very own flavorful and tasty fresh tomato salsa.

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