Everything you need to make SALSA

This article/recipe will tell you everything you will need in order to make salsa from your garden. There is nothing better than homemade salsa grown from the backyard that you can share with your friends.

Plants you will need to grow…

Tomatoes – I would recommend Burpee’s Fresh Salsa Tomato. You can chop this tomato into tiny cubes that will remain perfectly firm and solid. Large, plum-shaped, Fresh Salsa Tomato is ideal for salsa, brochette and light Italian sauces. The determinate, bushy plants are loaded with sweet 4-5 oz. fruits, 2-3½ inches long by 2 inches in diameter.


If you want to add some sweetness to your salsa, Sunsugar tomatoes have an excellent, sweet taste.

Peppers – If you like a mild salsa, Burpee’s Jalapeno Gigante is an excellent choice. This pepper is  one of the largest jalapenos, these peppers measure as long as 5 inches. Jalapeno Gigante produces delicious peppers that are perfect for salsa or stuffing as a popper. Easy to grow in any sunny garden or large patio pot, these peppers can be harvested throughout the summer when they’re green or red.


If you are looking for a hot salsa, you can use Cayenne or Tabasco peppers.

Onion bulbs –  To Grow onions, place the onion bulb in a hole of dirt. Most people plant in rows. Plant each bulb about 6 inches apart. The longer you let them grow the larger the onion.


Cilantro – Growing Cilantro is very easy. One tip is that you have to buy it early before the garden centers sell out. This is an herb that flowers early so this will be one of the first things you harvest.


Lime juice for added taste. Once all your produce is picked, chop it all up and add some lime juice. The easiest way to chop it is using an electrical chopper.


3 cups chopped Tomato

4 teaspoons chopped Jalapeno Gigante

1 cup Onion Diced

1/4 cup chopped Cilantro

2 Tablespoons of Lime Juice

Salt and Pepper to taste