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Best Ever Fresh Salsa

We’re talking ripe tomatoes, cilantro, onion and jalapeños here — not some fancy dance moves. This week in our series tracking down the “Best Ever” classic summer dishes (see Best Ever Pasta Salad, Best Ever Baked Beans and Best Ever Potato Salad) we’re focusing on fresh salsa. If you’re lucky enough to have a neighbor with a green thumb, work in an office with some gardeners or have strolled through our produce section lately, you’ve probably noticed that tomatoes are coming into peak season. Looking for ways to take advantage of locally grown, perfectly ripe tomatoes? Let us recommend our Fresh Salsa as a great use for summer tomatoes! We noticed it already has a few fans. bell wrote:
"This is absolutely delightful! Used bell peppers from the garden since I ran out of the others - made a wonderful mild salsa - good enough to drink!"
Why should you make your own salsa?
  • It’s easier than you might think! Take taco night up a notch by making your own fresh salsa.
  • It’s super fresh and delicious, and it makes a great match to grilled foods.
  • You can customize it! Make it as hot or as mild as you want it, control how much salt goes into it, use seasonal fruits when available, and go crazy with cilantro.  There are a million ways to make this your own so that it’s the perfect complement to your summer menus.
We want to know: what’s your best ever recipe for homemade salsa? Share your recipes and suggestions for what makes a great fresh salsa in the comments below. Let’s see who has the best idea! Happy summer cooking!