Fresh Garden Salsa & Fantastic Refried Beans

My son & daughter-in-law brought over some of their garden tomatoes, peppers, spaghetti squash & yellow squash a few days ago and they were all gorgeous! Their garden is sure doing a lot better than mine this year. I decided to make some homemade salsa and it turned out delicious.  This is my daughter-in-law, Jeni's, foolproof recipe!  It is always a hit whenever she makes it.  Also, for quick and easy, I made some refried beans to go with it.  I made the refried beans from Fantastic World Foods and added 1 tablespoon of my garden salsa & 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice.  I served it up with some whole grain corn chips. YUMMY!

Fresh Garden Salsa
Printable Recipe

1/4 large white onion
1/4 bell pepper
1-2 cloves of garlic
1/2 lime (You can add the flesh of the lime or just the juice)
1 hot pepper - i.e. Jalapeno or Serrano (you can add whole or half or a combination)
2-3 sprigs of cilantro (you can also use dry cilantro.  About 1/2-1 tsp.)

5 Roma tomatoes
1 tsp. salt

combine first 6 ingredients in a blender/chopper until chopped finely.  Set aside in a bowl. (I do this to ensure the peppers and onions are chopped finely so you don't get a whole mouthful of onion or pepper.) Chop tomatoes and salt in blender/chopper. Combine onion/pepper mixture with tomato mixture.  Mix and serve!!  (Sometimes it is better to make in advance to allow the flavors to meld together for a couple of hours.) Pin It


  1. Hi Debbie!

    WOW!!!!! Looks so good!YUMMY!
    And I wanted to eat "Jeni's Salsa".You made it woooo!!!
    I would looove you guys salsa!!
    Anyways your picture is really beautiful!! Did you use New Camera?!

    Love ya!!

  2. Looks really so delicious and yummy, i have never tried this kind of recipe but i think this is going so testy so i want to give a try to this. Thanks.

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  3. I missed this post! Looks awesome! (Like the way you avoid anyone double-dipping).

  4. Yeah! Looks great! I like salsa with beans. That was a good addition.

  5. Lay, thanks again. Yes, I did use my new camera to take the picture. I am having a lot of fun with it. I am glad Brad bought it for my birthday this month:)

    Cleark, thank you for stopping by and commenting. You would love this salsa and bean dip. I see that you have a Kitchen Design Website. Looks AWESOME! It looks like you are from the UK.

    Shen, these bowls are the cutest. I have 4 of them (red, blue, yellow & green) and they sit an a white serving plate. Very cute with the spoons. They do help with the double dipping:)

    Jeni, thank you again for the yummy, fresh garden vegetables. The bean dip helped to make it Brad's complete lunch-LOL. He finished off most of it. He really does need Salsa Rehab.


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