If you have ever wanted to try making salsa this recipe is the first one you should make! Using fresh vegetables harvested straight from the garden, this recipe for Homemade Yellow Pear Tomato Salsa is so delicious your tastebuds will thank you!
In May of this year I had gone to a fundraiser garage sale and they had various plants for sale. I decided to take the leap and try vegetable gardening. It’s been on my bucket list for a while now. So I grabbed one beeksteak tomato plant and one yellow pear tomato plant.
I had no idea what I was doing, but I planted them in a container, set them on the deck and patiently watched them for growth. I was pretty excited and wanted this experiment to be a successful so I tended to my garden daily. Our plants were so plentiful (especially the yellow pear tomato) that I was concerned with what to do with all of them!
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Interested in trying your hand at your own vegetable garden? Be sure to check out the What’s in My Garden blog series for Vegetable Container Gardening Tips for Beginners. Preparing meals using harvested fruits and vegetables from your own garden will always taste better than what you get from a store!
If you decide to plant these tomatoes, I’ve gotta tell you that the yellow pear tomatoes didn’t bloom as fast as the beeksteak ones. But once they did start growing, the time until harvest was fast and there were many tomatoes from this one plant.
As you can see from the photo above, there’s about 3-4 yellow pear tomatoes per stem and the plant yields lots of stems!
Preparing the ingredients is made so much easier when you use the right tools. Check out my kitchen favorites list below for the best tools to help you create this delicious salsa recipe. Now let’s get started!
My Kitchen Favorites:
- Ball Regular Mouth Mason Jars with lids and bands, 16 ounces (4 pack)
- Ball Regular Mouth Mason Jars with lids and bands, 32 ounces (2 pack)
- Measuring Spoons (magnetic)
- Pfaltzgraff Naturewood Dishware, 16-piece service for 4
- Clear mini prep bowls (perfect for small amounts or spices!)
This recipe was ready in about 20 minutes and it’ll serve approximately 4-6 people (depending on their serving size). If you love lime, I’d suggest pairing this homemade salsa with lime tortilla chips. You won’t be disappointed!
- 2 cups yellow pear tomatoes, chopped
- 1 (red) tomato, chopped
- 1/2 of a large vidalia onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- My secret ingredient (not pictured): 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
Just a note about the cilantro. It’s a very strong spice so if you don’t want that strong a flavor in your salsa, maybe cut down the measure to 1/4 cup.
- Combine all ingredients and lightly toss together.
- Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour.
The purpose of refrigerating is to seal in the flavor and let it marinate throughout the salsa mix. But, I couldn’t wait. I scooped up a bowl even before it was put in the refrigerator -and it was super tasty even freshly made!
- Add 1-2 jalapenos, seeds removed, chopped
- Add 1 cup fresh corn
In keeping with my love of all things farmhouse, I stored the remainder of the salsa in mason jars that were kept in the refrigerator. You can use either a few 16 ounce jars or one 32 ounce jar. The juice that is present when it’s first made will soak up into the ingredients as it sit in the refrigerator.
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