This post is sponsored by Kraft.
When we first moved into our house 10 years ago the previous owners had rose bushes planted all over the yard. They adored them and we found them beautiful. We were surprised our first winter here when one of the yellow rose bushes bloomed all the way into February. Seeing the blossoms peek through the cold & snow always made us smile. As the years have gone by we’ve moved some of the rose bushes around the yard to suit our tastes. We also converted one rose garden to a flower & vegetable garden.
This particular garden does amazingly well. Our zucchinis are gigantic, eggplants grow in abundance, and we are often overrun with tomatoes. It took us a while to figure out why this garden does so well with very little maintenance. Then one day while pulling weeds I put my hand on the brick wall it grows against and it was warm even on that cool fall day. It hit me then that the brick wall of our neighbor’s house was acting like a greenhouse. It kept the garden surrounded in warmth even in the cold, that’s why we were able to enjoy yellow roses in February and veggies throughout the summer and late fall.
With all of these veggies I’m often looking for ways to use them. That’s why I am excited to with Kraft Foods as a Tastemaker on this sponsored recipe. With picnic season here, I browsed the Kraft Recipes site to find delicious picnic recipes where I can incorporate some of our delicious fresh veggies. Layered salads are always delicious but this time I thought it would be fun to try our hand at some fresh garden tomato salsa.
This recipe was very easy to make and was ready in minutes. It was a big hit here at our house and one that we’ll be making again and again for picnics and potlucks. You can try the adapted recipe below or check it out on the Kraft Recipes site.
Easy & Fresh Garden Tomato Salsa Recipe
- 3 tomatoes chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup KRAFT Italian Dressing
- 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
- Tortilla chips
- Combine all ingredients except chips in a medium size serving bowl.
- Serve with chips.
Cindy B. says
This sounds good and look delicious, thanks for sharing.
Cynthia C says
This is a great way to use up those late season tomatoes from the garden,
Rebecca Parsons says
I bet the italian dressing would be really good. I use lime juice and I think the dressing would add a nice kick to it.
This would be great for the next football party
Stephanie Ann says
I’m having a cookout soon with my family and this salsa would be perfect for it! And it doesnt seem like it will be too hard to make! cant wait to try it out!
this recipe looks so yummy and soooo easy i think i can handle it i am going to make it for next bbq
Starr Greenwell says
This looks so wonderful, will have to try it – I love fresh salsa.
tami s says
Looking forward to making this salsa to use with bruschetta!!! yummy
Shani F. says
My tomatoes are finally coming in. This would be a great recipe to try.
I have tomatoes coming in like crazy…this looks like a quick and easy recipe to make and share at our family picnic.
Thanks for posting it!
kelley wood says
thanks for sharing recipe! my dad grows tomatoes in the summer and we always have so many!! i try not to waste a single one! my daughter is a vegeterian so this will really work well for her!
Can’t wait till it cools off a bit so I can plant more tomatoes …the heat has been brutal on my spring plants. Your salsa looks great. Homemade salsa is the best!
Shelly Sawicki Lash Neuhouser says
Looks very easy to make and sounds good
Tracie Vandermeulen says
This looks great I’m going to try it.
In the Hammock says
looks and sounds delicious!
Linda Meyers-Gabbard says
Summer is here. The tomatoes are turning from green to red. I just picked the first few yhe other day. When there are more ill make some of this awesome sounding salsa.
Thank you for the recipe.
This looks very easy!
Clarissa Hooper says
Oh I LOVE fresh salsa! Will have to try this recipe!
laurie nykaza says
I have a lot of tomatoes from my plants right now so this recipe would be wonderful to make for my family and friends they all love salsa.
I love salsa! Thank you for the recipe
Heather Hayes Panjon says
Looks Delish! I Love Gardening Really Makes Eating Healthy A lot Easier .
Tammy S says
This sounds so good. Plus I love how easy it is to make. You garden turned out great. It looks like you have plenty of tomatoes.
Daniela Tapia says
I love this fresh salsa. So healthy and easy to make. I would definitely do this when I have friends over. I would like to have my own garden to have all this ingredients in hand .
Ellen B says
I love tomatoes! Maybe next year I will try to grow some! YUM
Angela Tyler says
I love this recipe and will try it soon.
One of my favorite things to make from the garden… salsa! I am going to have to try your recipe, it sounds interesting with the italian dressing. Yum
Sandy VanHoey says
I think I could do this one. Ihave never tried making salsa, only buying it but I might give this a shot. Thanks for sharing
We are big salsa fans! Will be making this for sure!
Jennifer Marie says
wow that salsa looks so fresh-my hubby would love that!
Italian dressing? What a great addition!
Barbara Montag says
Wow this is easy – thanks for the post!
Betty Baez says
wow that is easy! I cant wait for my tomato plants to produce they are huge right now so i know it will be any moment
Michelle Lee says
This recipe looks so easy! I’ll have to try. I just got a TON of tomatoes from the farmer’s market!
Janet W. says
That looks delicious! We tried growing tomatoes this year but they just aren’t doing so well. Maybe next year…