Saturday, September 5, 2015


My gardens have been turning out tomatoes like crazy and that means just about every day we get to eat sun-warmed, sweet, juicy tomatoes. Finding things to do with them every day has been a chore I delight in. One of our favorite things is what I have dubbed guaca-salsa. It is a combination of guacamole and salsa. Here is the recipe:

3 large tomatoes
1 lime
3 avocados
5 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 large red onion
1 small bunch of cilantro
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 tsp cumin
1 seeded and minced jalepeno (optional)

Dice tomatoes and set aside to drain.

 Dice avocados. I cut mine in half, remove the pit and score them in the skin. They scoop out with a spoon easily into chunks. Toss them into a large bowl.

Add lime to the avocados and give them a stir to keep the avocados from oxidizing to brown.

Add minced garlic to the bowl. Dice onions (I like mine almost minced) and add to the bowl.

Chop cilantro and stir into the bowl and the jalapeno if you are using it.

Now add the drained tomatoes, salt, pepper and cumin. This recipe may require more salt than you would think-be sure to taste along the way.

Stir together and eat. You can let it sit a bit but we never seem to be able to wait.

We use it on burritos, tacos, quesadillas, or with a bag of chips. You can probably think of other dishes to add it to.


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  1. Soooooo yummo. I love a good guacamole and to add the salsa ingredients sounds so great. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    1. Hi Kris! Thanks for being so faithful to visit when I post something new. I look forward to hearing from you as you are always so gracious with your comments. Thanks, again. ~Jolena

  2. PINNED. Thanks for the recipe. Linda @CRrafts a la mode

  3. Hi Jolena,
    Wow this looks so yummy and thanks for sharing the recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    We love having you and hope to see you again.
    Julie xo

  4. Thanks so much for joining in the fun and linking up at Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop!

  5. This sounds SO delicious!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J! Please don’t forget to enter the $25 Starbucks Giftcard Giveaway that ends tomorrow night!

    1. Thanks for stopping over, Jessica and thanks for the reminder!

  6. This looks delicious! We make something similar but will have to try it with cumin like you have shown :) Thank you for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

    1. Thank you for dropping by! Sometimes I add paprika and a little chili powder, too. My mister likes hot stuff!

  7. P.S. I am your newest follower :)

  8. Great recipe. Can't wait to try. Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!


  9. Hi Jennifer, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Thanks for stopping over!

  10. Oh yes, it would be yummy! I have bottled salsa twice, and we love it during the winter; but nothing like fresh from the garden. And yes, throw in a few avocados! :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Glad for your visit, Jann! I should think about canning some but I know that would be futile. As soon as Mister knows there salsa on the premises it's days are numbered! Thanks for hosting!

  11. Hello Beautiful, you are so creative! Thank you for sharing at the Friday Favorites Link Party! Please join us again to share what you have been working on this week. Christine @ Must Love Home