Good morning! I’m having a great weekend and I hope that all of you are too! Last night we took Landen out for sushi for his birthday dinner and then for yogurt…best night of eats EVER. Brad and I also made some of his famous homemade garden salsa. It is so good that I could pretty much put it on anything; eggs, salad, wraps, burgers, sweet potato, and definitely chips.

Brad has a small garden in the back yard. We have tomatoes {several different types}, jalapenos, zucchini and cantaloupe. The zucchini and cantaloupe haven’t produced yet, but we have loads of tomatoes and jalapenos.

So to make our salsa, we first have to head out to the garden for tomatoes and jalapenos! πŸ˜‰

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Brad really doesn’t measure out any of the ingredients, but I’m going to give you estimates of the amount of ingredients you’ll need and you can go from there. If you don’t like an ingredient that we use, just leave it out. If there is something that you really like that we didn’t use, throw it in. You’ll want to go light on the seasoning at first. After you’ve processed the veggies, you’ll want to give the salsa a taste and then you can always add more seasoning to get the taste just right.

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We used six tomatoes of varying size and shape. One of those tomatoes is pretty crazy looking and had some yucky part that had to be cut off. Even though we are going to put the veggies in the food processor, we give them a little chop. Do what you like, but I know it works well doing it our way. πŸ˜‰

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{Please excuse the nasty compost bowl over to the side.} I’m adding chopped tomato, halved jalapenos and chopped onion to the food processor bowl. We used 4 small jalapenos; two seeded and two with the seeds left in. I would say we used about 1/2 cup chopped onion, a handful of fresh cilantro, 3 minced garlic cloves, 1.5-2 tsp ground cumin and about 1 tsp salt.

Brad's Homemade Garden Salsa

 

Pulse your food processor about 10 or so times. You don’t want your salsa to get too soupy. However, you’ll want to make sure all of your ingredients are diced up and fully incorporated. I hope your family enjoys this salsa as much as mine does! Even the kiddos go crazy for this recipe!

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Brad's Homemade Garden Salsa

 

Brad’s Homemade Garden Salsa

Ingredients:
6 tomatoes of varying sizes, chopped
4 small jalapeno peppers, halved (I left the seeds in two peppers.)
1/2 cup chopped onion
small handful of fresh cilantro
3 garlic cloves, minced
1.5-2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt

Instructions:
Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse about 10 or so times and until all ingredients are combined and diced, but be sure to stop before the salsa becomes too soupy. Transfer to a bowl and enjoy! Keeps well in a covered container and in the fridge for about a week.

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Something to think about…..

Ever made your own salsa?

What’s your favorite brand of salsa? I’m pretty partial to TJ’s pineapple variety.

Do you have a garden? Please tell me that you have tasted a garden tomato. There is nothing like them!

See you tomorrow for Marvelous in my Monday! Hopefully, Katie’s able to post….I know that baby is coming soon!