Homemade Salsa.

Tommy Engstrom does not have a green thumb, at all. I once owned a air plant, you know, the ones that barely need any water, and I killed it within weeks. How exactly? I cannot really answer that question. All I know is that I've been forced to purchase fake plants to fill my desire to own plants. I look at pictures filled with plants and dream of one day being able to replicate that. But I don't think it will ever happen. I do not think I will ever make a good plant parent.

When I go to my parents' house in the suburbs, I am amazed at the beautiful garden that my father has cultivated. No joke. Most summers you would think that he is a professional gardener that works exclusively with magazines for photo shoots. 

Tomatoes. Peppers. Jalapenos. Herbs. You name it, my parents have it in their garden. The logical thing to do when presented with an abundance of fresh produce is to make homemade salsa. Don't get me wrong, I love a good bag of Tostitos and Chi-Chi's salsa, but it can't quite top fresh homemade salsa. Especially this recipe. 

Quick, before the summer is over, go stock up on fresh produce and make this recipe! You'll thank me. 


| Homemade Salsa |


4 small tomatoes, peeled and chopped (about 2 cups)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon vinegar


  1. Combine ingredients.
  2. Chill (best made a day ahead).