Friday, July 29, 2016

Salsa with Heirloom Vegetables


Most of our friends are familiar with jalapenos, but we get questions about the Havasu peppers.  We grow both, so I thought you might like to see them side by side.  Handsome Husband prefers his salsa with lots of spicy heat.  Me, not so much.  Havasu peppers have a similar flavor as jalapenos, but with less heat.  I like combining the two, especially in salsas and pico.


We've been getting enough rain that our tomatoes are splitting.  They have to be used immediately or risk becoming spoiled.  Salsa is a tasty option!  Here's my recipe:

8 cups of Chopped Heirloom Tomatoes
2 Jalapeno Peppers
1 Havasu Pepper
1 White Onion
2 Limes
2 Garlic Cloves
1 Tablespoon Salt

Juice the limes.  Chop the veggies.  Toss it all in a big bowl.  Stir.  Chill.


I call this recipe "Salsa" but I think it's technically pico since I don't cook it.  'Not sure, but whatever the name, the taste is YUM!

;-)  -Marci


  1. Mmmm... there's nothing quite like salsa with fresh vegetables. SOunds wonderful, my friend. Hugs!

  2. Both my peppers and tomatoes are starting to come in. I planted Anaheim chilies, there's not as hot as the jalapenos, but they make a nice fresh salsa. - Margy

  3. Yummy! Nice recipe! Have a great week ♥

  4. Hi Marci! I never heard of havasu peppers. I'll have to check them out... we LOVE salsa!! Thank you for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It Link Party! :)

  5. Thanks for sharing your salsa recipe at Snickerdoodle Sunday, Marci. Pinning.

  6. I love using heirloom tomatoes! Would love to have you come and share on the What's for Dinner link up!

  7. I'd not heard of those havasu peppers either - but they do look good, and you can't beat a good salsa. Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo

  8. Marci, this Pico sounds fantastic!! I'm sure it tastes so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  9. Sounds lovely - I like salsa (or pico!) I hadn't heard of havasu peppers either, but I like jalapenos. #PoCoLo

  10. That does sound tasty! Thanks for linking to #pocolo - sorry for the late comment. xx

  11. Thank you for sharing your healthy and delicious Salsa with Heirloom Vegetables recipe with us at the Plant-based Potluck Party. I'm pinning and sharing.

  12. Sounds fresh and wonderful!
    Blessings, Leigh

  13. Perfect on a taco! Thanks for sharing on the Taco Tuesday!


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