Spicy Garden Salsa

One thing you will most certainly never find a lack of in our home is spicy food. I think I have seen my husband literally drink hot sauce out of the bottle before. We have dried ghost chilies in our cupboard and hot sauces ranging in origin from Mexico to Africa.

So, of course we have a few favorite spicy salsas – and this is one super fresh, garden version we love. (Don’t worry, it’s not too intimidating)

My favorite part of this salsa was that almost everything was from either my garden or spice cabinet. The heat from this comes from a combination of fresh jalapeno mixed with a dash of Tabasco sauce. The garden freshness is a delicious mixture of fresh garden tomatoes, cilantro, and chives. We don’t add much salt since we eat them with salty chips, so the fresh garden flavors really stay true in this salsa.

I can’t wait to kick back with my favorite chilled drink (check out last week’s ice cream floats!) and dig into this salsa.

Also, I highly recommend making your own tortilla chips, they are super easy and delicious!

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Spicy Garden Salsa


  • 16 oz. fresh garden tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon Tabasco or hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large food processor add tomatoes, chives, jalapeno, and cilantro and pulse until desired consistency is reached.
  2. Pour mixture out into a bowl and stir in lime juice, hot pepper sauce, garlic powder, and salt & pepper.
  3. Serve immediately with chips or store in air tight container and refrigerate.

4 Responses to “Spicy Garden Salsa”

  1. Your garden salsa sounds fresh and delicious. Beautiful pictures too!

  2. I love spicy foods.. I’ve never had the garden salsa before but I can’t help imagine the spicy taste it’ll leave on my mouth. Great photo.

  3. Kelly says:

    Wow this salsa looks incredible and your pictures are gorgeous!! So glad I found your blog, new follower! xoxo

  4. Eliana says:

    I’m not normally a fan of too much heat in my food but this salsa looks too good to miss out on.