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Garden salsa recipe for Cinco de Mayo

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Looking for a way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? This garden salsa recipe is sure to be a hit at your Mexican-themed fiesta.

Looking for a way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend? Try making a salsa with veggies and herbs straight from your garden. This garden salsa recipe is sure to be a hit at your Mexican-themed fiesta.

Garden salsa


Looking for a way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend? Try making a salsa with veggies and herbs straight from your garden. This garden salsa recipe is sure to be a hit at your Mexican-themed fiesta.

Sure, you can purchase a ready-made jar of salsa from your supermarket, but wouldn't you rather celebrate Cinco de Mayo with fresh salsa made with ingredients straight from your garden?

If you have a thriving garden, then chances are you have most of these ingredients in your backyard. However, if your garden isn't producing yet, then consider stopping by a farmer's market to see if local producers have the items you need before checking out the produce aisle in your favorite supermarket.

Garden fresh herbs and vegetables not only taste better, they'll add a special home-grown feel to your fiesta. Plus, you can customize the level of heat in the salsa depending on personal preference. Check out this salsa recipe adapted from our SheKnow's Recipes.

Garden salsa recipe

Ingredients:


  • 4 medium vine ripened tomatoes, cored, seeded, coarsely chopped

  • 1/4 yellow onion, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced

  • 2 jalapeño chilies, stemmed, seeded (if desired), minced

  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper


Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and gently stir. Ready to eat immediately, but can be chilled in the refrigerator until ready to use.


More garden-fresh recipe ideas for Cinco de Mayo:


These Piñata cookies aren't garden-fresh, but they will definitely end your Cinco de Mayo bash on a sweet note.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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