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Fresh Spring Salsa

The following is a guest blog post from Bren Haas – blogger at BG Garden. 

I don’t think we go a week without serving up corn tortilla chips and fresh salsa in my home and garden year-round. One of the most rewarding things about owning my own home greenhouse is I can grow citrus and many herbs year-round to add to my salsa and drinks. My family and guest at our holiday celebrations get a kick out of how I run to the greenhouse to pick a fresh lime off of my citrus shrub to serve in our festive drinks.  This Fresh Spring Salsa recipe is a ‘get me by’ until the summer tomato harvest begins. I use fresh cilantro from my early spring harvest in the greenhouse for fresh flavor in this recipe.

Growing Tips: Be sure to look for the many different varieties of citrus shrubs that are available on the market today.  These small shrubs can be grown in containers indoors and only require feeding and minimal watering indoors.


16 oz Tomato Sauce

3 cloves of minced garlic

1/3 cup diced onion

¼ cup fresh cilantro

2 limes squeezed

Dash of kosher salt


Mix all ingredients and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.  Salsa can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.



Bren Haas started her blogging ( http://www.bggarden.com)  career 5 years ago as a way to share her hidden garden out in the country. Even though her kids are now teenagers she remains busy raising them and adding landscaped gardens filled with veggies,herbs, shrubs and perennials to their 16 acres of Ohio property. For the past 3 years Bren has been growing year-round in her 10’x12’ home greenhouse and recently started raising fish with her husband in the structure as well.  Be sure to check out #gardenchat (http://www.connect-share-grow.com ) network if you would like to connect with other garden enthusiasts were Bren is the administrator of this huge Twitter based network.

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