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Fresh Garden Salsa Extraordinaire

Now that fresh garden tomatoes are everywhere here in the Midwest as well as my own garden, it's no wonder that every year I have a request from my husband to make his favorite homemade salsa.  I have been making this recipe for at least 10 years, so I have adjusted and improved on it over time.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword garden fresh, salsa
Prep Time 55 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 people
Calories 10 kcal
Author Renea


  • 12-14 medium tomatoes
  • 2 chopped bell peppers (any combination of green, red, orange or yellow)
  • 3 sliced green onions
  • 2-3 diced jalapeno peppers
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic in oil
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 7-8 drops Tabasco


  1. Cut a small "x" in the bottom of each tomato.

  2. Submerge each in boiling water for 20 seconds.

  3. Peel the tomatoes in a large bowl.

  4. Chop the tomatoes.

  5. Drain the liquid off the tomatoes.

  6. Add the remaining ingredients.