It’s time to start raiding your garden and making recipes using your fresh produce like this Chunky Garden Salsa.
This simple and delicious chunky garden salsa is the best way to use a variety of your garden’s vegetables and you probably don’t even need to head to the store make it!
My garden has quite a variety of peppers so this Chunky Garden Salsa uses two different kinds of peppers but you can adjust if you only have one.
I really like the kick that a fresh garden pepper brings to this Chunky Garden Salsa, it really makes a difference in the overall salsa flavor.
Our garden has Anaheim Chilli Peppers, Jalapenos, Serrano Peppers, Ghost Peppers, and Habanero Peppers.
There may even be a few more kinds, it is hard to remember because most of these plants were free and I didn’t even really plan a garden this year it just kind of happened.
I made a trip to the grocery store and stumbled upon a parking lot full of free fruit and vegetable plants, so I had to take some home.
How do you turn down a bunch of free plants?
I don’t know either so I began this year with a bare backyard and didn’t plan on really doing anything back there but those free plants really filled up my garden so I spend way more time out there this year than ever before.
We have a couple of new neighbors who have a whole litter of corn children and they make the outdoors pretty unenjoyable these days.
When they roam the streets barefoot and ride their bikes back and forth in front of my house, I get excited because that means they are not out back polluting the space with their constant unsupervised tomfoolery.
During one of their recent triathlons that included multiple turns in my driveway, a staring contest with my barking dog in the window, and a couple of barefoot mad dashes across the street, I headed out back to check in on my garden.
I was surprised to find so many peppers already falling off of the plants and some turning beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow.
I knew I would have to make a Chunky Garden Salsa and chew so loudly I can pretend even if just for a second, that I live in the middle of nowhere or at least next to a normal family who watches their little cornflakes instead of letting them begin their life of crime right before my eyes.
So I raided my entire garden and brought in all of the delicious fruits and veggies that I need to make this Chunky Garden Salsa.
I then chopped up all of the onions, peppers, tomatoes, and cilantro before adding them into an airtight storage container.
The next simple step in making this Chunky Garden Salsa is squeezing in some lime, adding in a little garlic, and sprinkling on some salt and pepper.
It really is that simple and if you are using a food processor to chop up your fruits and vegetables, be sure to do this step on pulse rather than blending completely, this will keep your salsa chunky.
Serve this Chunky Garden Salsa with tortilla chips or use it as a taco topping, it pairs perfectly with lots of Mexican dishes like fajitas and burritos!