Summer Harvest Salsa

Anytime I hear the word salsa I can’t help but think of summer harvest. It’s been super exciting over the past few years of summer gardening to be able to add new vegetables from my harvest to the traditional summer salsa recipe. In this post is my spin on summer harvest salsa.

Garden fresh salsa enjoyed as a healthy snack on the deck

Growing A Summer Harvest

Most people don’t realize you can grow a complete salsa party in your own home space.  Corn, beans, onions and garlic are a few produces that are easy to grow.  As long as the growing space has up to six hours of sun you are most likely going to succeed.  My friend Janet Cassidy and I talked about growing broom corn which grows the same as corn you can eat in a live stream presentation.

This is my #GROWSOMEBOOM corn in the garden.

This is my #GROWSOMEBOOM corn in the garden.

Summer Harvest Recipe

The only requirement with making the best salsa is using the most absolute freshest ingredients. I hope you will take advantage of the print button featured in this share.

Garden Fresh Salsa with avacodo and more!

Summer Harvest Salsa
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Always a hit at summer parties especially when sweet corn is fresh and in season!


  • 8 oz. can of black beans / drained
  • 2 cups of fresh corn / Frozen sweet can be used but fresh is best!
  • 1 large avocados – peeled, pitted, and cubed
  • 1/2 cup of red onion, finely diced ( medium red onion)
  • 1/2 cup of fresh tomatoes diced.
  • 1 small jalapeno
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh garlic
  • * 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • * 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • dash of salt


  1. Cook up corn and slice off the cob when cooled.
  2. Place kernels in a medium bowl. Stir in avocados, red onion, tomato, beans, pepper, and garlic.
  3. Add cumin – Mix in lime juice.
  4. Season with salt if desired. Serve with your favorite tortilla chip.

 A similar recipe was shared with me by a neighbor at a 4-H event.  Over the years I’ve added my own fresh ingredient spin to the recipe.

Garlic Press

In today’s recipe I feature one of my favorite garlic mincers that is super easy to use and clean.  This product can be purchased at this link:


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What are your favorite fresh summer ingredients to add to salsa recipes?

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