We always have way more cucumbers and tomatoes coming out of our garden than we can handle. This is one of the many recipes I found to use them up in a delightful way. If you want to make this ahead, stir in the banana and peach right before serving. —Anna Davis, Half Way, Missouri
"My mother-in-law shared this recipe with me," comments Mary Blott from Mukwonago, Wisconsin. "Almost every time I ask, what I can bring to a party, I'm told to bring this crunchy colorful salsa." TIP: "For the best results, prepare and serve it on the same day." recommends Mary. "And you may want to make a double batch, because a single batch just won't do.
In Phoenix, Arizona, Jamie Jeffers combines tomatoes, onion and jalapeno with cilantro and avocado for a chunky salsa that is great with crunchy tortilla chips. TIP: "Sometimes I use a few fresh green chilies instead of the jalapeno pepper, and scoop the mixture over a green salad for a healthy and zesty dressing," Jamie says.
This homemade salsa is easy because it's made with canned tomatoes. Simply combine them with the seasonings for a spicy salsa that's good with tortilla chips. You can also use it with any recipe that calls for prepared salsa.
Tucked into a basket with a bag of crunchy tortilla chips, a jar of this homemade salsa makes an incredible edible gift. “With only seven ingredients, it takes no time to make,” writes Jamie Milligan of Kimberley, British Columbia. TIP: This salsa also can be served warm as a condiment for pork or poultry.
I got this salsa recipe from my sister, and my children and I have been making batches of it ever since. We pair pint jars with packages of tortilla chips for zesty Christmas gifts. When the kids give this present to their teachers, they can truly say they helped make it. —Pamela Lundstrum, Bird Island, Minnesota