Michigan Tomatoes and How to Enjoy Them (Part Two – Michigan Tomato Salsa Fresca)

After spending a perfectly beautiful summer Sunday morning at the Canton Farmers’ Market, my husband and I came home loaded down with a case of locally grown tomatoes and a ton of kitchen inspiration.

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Visitors of all ages enjoying the Canton Farmers’ Market in Canton, Michigan.

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A local farmer’s gorgeous produce on display Canton Farmers’ Market in Canton, Michigan.

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Decisions, decisions! A shopper making her choices at the Canton Farmers’ Market in Canton, Michigan.

The first thing Jason asked me to make with our bounty was my homemade salsa fresca (also known as pico de gallo). It’s a recipe I’ve been tweaking and perfecting for about 20 years now.

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Fresh, locally grown tomatoes and other vegetables are finely chopped into a delicious salsa fresca.

The beauty of this salsa fresca is that is looks as good as it tastes! Red onion and orange or yellow bell pepper are the perfect complement to the red tomatoes and green jalapeños.

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So festive looking! To me, homemade salsa fresca is summertime in a bowl. Enjoy!

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