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Homemade Garden Salsa Recipe: How to Make Fresh Salsa

In our family, specifically my side, salsa is a staple everyone has to have. Well, if I’m being honest picante sauce is the actual staple but we’ve topped it! This recipe is perfect for those that love our beloved staple, I promise! It’s also a fantastic recipe to easily multiply so that you can can salsa for when the garden is out of season!

Homemade Garden Salsa Recipe: How to Make Fresh Salsa @MyCraftyZoo


If you are a mom, you know the sense of pride that comes when your child does something on their own.  Monkey has gone away and isn’t close by anymore.  Though she doesn’t live close by, there are things she needs from time to time and I still love my Monkey.  When she made the recipe below, she was very excited and proud of herself.  I’m proud of the little things too.

My fervent prayer, as is probably everyone’s for their children, is that Monkey will succeed and be self sufficient well enough to be comfortable and happy.  Below is the recipe that she came up with on her own.  I am so proud to be sharing a Monkey original recipe, hence the name: Salsa de Mono.

Monkey’s Original Salsa Recipe: Salsa de Mona

Homemade Garden Salsa Recipe: How to Make Fresh Salsa @Crafty_ZooIngredients:

  • 3 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 sm jalepenos, diced with 1/2 the seeds set aside
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • Lime juice to flavor


***If you’d like it to be mild, try leaving out the jalepeno seeds but if you’d like it to be hotter, add more.

Prepare all ingredients then combine in a bowl.  Mix well.  Adjust seasonings to taste. Enjoy!

This is one of those recipes that gets better as it sits, so if you want to make it a day or two ahead of time then go for it! The flavor will be even more amazing!

Cinco de Mayo & Garden Recipes!

If you are looking for something to go with a Cinco de Mayo theme (or just a Mexican dinner), you should certainly try the Tamarindo recipe!

Another fantastic garden recipe we have posted is the Garden Fresh Corn Salad!  That one is even low fat! Bonus!

*Note* Admittedly, my original image was not all that fantastic. Much better seeing it in person. I blame the ‘new blogger’ learning curve. So, for the updated image (with the basket and garden ingredients), I borrowed an Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay.




Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I live in Arkansas with my husband of over 15 years! We have a grown daughter, a son-in-love and 2 grandson. Just love being Nonna! We also have an angel waiting on us to join her one day, she was 11 months old when she went to Heaven. We also have two great Chihuahuas and a Great Dane, along with several fish in our koi pond. My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

5 thoughts on “Homemade Garden Salsa Recipe: How to Make Fresh Salsa

  • June 13, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    My mouth is watering would love to have a big jar of this salsa right now. It looks and sound easy to make. Big salsa fan I use it in so many things that I cook.

  • August 25, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    We love our salsa and chips! Her recipe sounds delish. I tried to pin from 3 different pin icons, but they all came up with the Pinterest “Oops.”

    • August 31, 2020 at 11:37 am

      That’s weird. I’ll check it out and see if I can figure out the problem. I’ve been having issues with my pin button also.

  • August 6, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    I pinned that recipe the minute I saw that delicious ? picture!! I love the way you talk about your family!! Your son-in-law definitely got a good woman that can cook too! I love the Salsa de Mono Recipe! She knew that simple would taste better for this awesome recipe and my family loves salsa! I can’t wait to try Monkeys Original Salsa Recipe! Football ? season is coming up. Appetizers will be needed. Thank you for sharing!

  • August 6, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Sounds like she is really clever. This sounds good and is so easy!


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