Summer Harvest Salsa with the Perfect Garlic Press

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, I share my favorite 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 produce 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 avocado and more!

Summer Harvest Salsa

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 are super easy to use and clean.  This product can be purchased on Amazon.

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

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Bren Haas

Bren Haas

Bren Haas is the creator of GardenChat which is the first online gardening social community using social media. Her website features gardening tips and tricks, recipes, travel ideas, product reviews, and social media how-to help from her personal and unique experiences.

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11 thoughts on “Summer Harvest Salsa with the Perfect Garlic Press”

    • Aren’t these the best days Joey?!!! I need to check your recipe out to see what spin you put on yours. It is hard to share a recipe ‘exactly’ how it is made because I usually throw in what I have on hand.

  1. Wow your salsa looks delicious especially with the corn. Amazing photography! It’s very nice to meet you, thanks for adding me on facebook and the sweet compliment about my photography. I have so much to learn but I practice and take tons of pictures, it helps that I have a degree in Graphic Design! I added you to my google reader and blog list, looking forward to reading your posts!

  2. Bren
    My husband walked into my room when I was looking at your post and he said, Wow where is the recipe for that? I told him I’m going to click on the picture and it should be there. That’s what I did and guess what we are trying out, your home made salsa!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Debby Beachy

    • HEY DEBBIE – I am grinning from ear to ear! Thank you for such a wonderful comment. I hope you enjoy it. You will have to stop out here sometime and I will make it for you in my kitchen! 🙂

  3. Thanks very much for that! My mother recently harvested her garden full of tomatoes before the winter really set in, and I found myself the owner of two or five buckets worth! Of course I couldnt eat them all like that, but I did find a website full of loads more tomato recipes at this site. A whole website dedicated the topic!! Crazy what you can find on the internetz nowadays!!


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