What Do You Do With Fresh Tomatoes That Are About To Go Bad? You Make Salsa!

by cindy on September 8, 2009


I inherited a bunch of fresh tomatoes from a few friends of mine and since I am the only one who will eat them sliced or in a salad. I decide to make my own fresh tomato salsa before the tomatoes went bad. I just can not let food go to waste and to throw them away would drive my crazy. The funny thing is that my husband says he does not like tomatoes but he loves salsa. “How can you not like tomatoes but love salsa? LOL!” Anyway, I used this recipe given to me by my good friend Susie. I have to say I think it is the best homemade salsa I have ever had. I wanted to share the recipe with you just in case you also inherited a few tomatoes you needed to do something with.

Susie’s Homemade Salsa Recipe:

3 cups chopped tomatoes
3/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/3 cup chopped red onions
3 tsp. Lime Juice
1 1/2 T chopped Chile’s in Adobo sauce
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
2 pinches salt
1 1/2 T sugar
2 cloves garlic minced

My add ins:

1/4 cup yellow onions (I need to use them up.)
1 cup green peppers (I was given these along with the tomatoes and decided to add them to the recipe.)

Mix above ingredients and chill.

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Anonymous September 9, 2009 at 8:26 am

another great use is to peel the tomatoes (dip in boiling water until skin starts to split, then dunk in cold water-skin slides right off). Then chop and throw in a ziploc freezer bag. Can then be used for chili, tomato sauce, etc. all winter.

Anonymous September 9, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Cindy, can you freeze the salsa also?

Cindy September 10, 2009 at 10:01 am

I am really not sure about freezing salsa. You could try it with a small portion to see if it works.

Anonymous September 21, 2009 at 12:35 pm

I can so relate to your husband. I don't know what it is about a basic, raw tomato … but make salsa out of them and I'm all over them! Cook them in any way and I'm a fan. But plain and raw … NO WAY! Thanks for the good recipe … maybe I'll be able to salvage more next year this way!

Mindy June 9, 2010 at 11:19 pm

This Salsa recipe is the best!! Thank You so much for sharing! It reminds me of Chipotle’s salsa, and it is delicious :-)

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