Homemade Salsa is Delicious


I’m off to my second-to-last day of my dietetic internship! Today we’re teaching adults how to can green beans :) But if you saw any of my tweets from earlier this week, you’ll know that Wednesday, on the other hand, was all about salsa.


Doesn’t that just look so pretty and fresh?

And can I just say how easy and amazing it was teaching adults instead of kids? You ask them to do something… and they do it! Quietly! Crazy.



These recipes involved some serious chopping!


We split the adults up into two groups — my group made a “zesty” salsa (on the left below), and the other group made a spicier more tomato-ey salsa (on the right, obvi):


We saved a little bit for taste testing purposes, of course, and both were delicious! They were especially good mixed together :)


The rest of the salsa got canned! It was fun teaching the adults how to can and realizing how much I’ve learned about it this summer.


Yum :) Homemade salsa is seriously so superior to store bought.

I brought some of the salsa home and enjoyed it for breakfast yesterday morning in a delicious veggie egg scramble.


Into a pan went a massive handful of spinach, and once it wilted, I threw in two eggs, diced green peppers, and a few spoonfuls of salsa.


Don’t worry — that’s iced tea in the background, not beer ;) Heh

I’m not usually a savory breakfast person but this hit the spot. I had some melon on the side, too :)


Disregard the gray-ish tint — my camera lens

doesn’t like humidity any more than I do, and fogged up.

Off to work I go! I’m a little nervous about today because, since we’re canning green beans, we’ll be using the pressure canner instead of the boiling water bath method. Eeeek! Pressure canners still kind of scare me a little bit, heh ;) Better get over it fast since I’ll be teaching people how to use it in a few short hours!

Have a great day — and wish me and Matt luck, please! The big day is tomorrow — our very first sprint triathlon! Here’s hoping it goes okay. The weather is craaaazy hot here, gah! I have a feeling we’ll be taking it very slow…


  1. 1

    Good Luck!! and stay cool! this salsa looks fresh and amazing btw :)

  2. 2

    Store bought salsa is depressing.

  3. 3

    Your breakfast looks delicious. You can take the learning experience of canning and use it through out your life. It is delicious and fun. I love my pressure cooker, it is one of my favorite kitchen tools. Once you use it, you will love it too. Nothing to fear about it.

    How did you do on your final?

  4. 7

    Man I haven’t made my own salsa in forever! Doin’ it tonight; thanks for the inspiration!

  5. 8

    I can’t believe you’re nearly done with your dietetic internship!! You’ve already done clinical, too!? CELEBRATION time :)

  6. 10

    Good luck to you both tomorrow! Can’t wait to read the recap, I really want to try a tri (haha) soon but that might require actually purchasing a bike…

  7. 12

    Looks yummy. :)

    You’ll do great tomorrow!! Good luck!

  8. 13
    Jen Robinson says:

    Mmmm that salsa looks super tasty! I made tomatillo salsa at home two nights ago and was super impressed with how fresh it tastes! And that breakfast looks A-MAZ-ING! I heart savory breakfasts involving veggies, eggs and salsa. Mmmm…

  9. 14

    I love freshly made salsa! It’s so much more zestier and alive than anything store-bought. Funny… I too have taken to adding salsa to my scrambles. Easy way to spice things up!

    Good luck on the triathlon!

  10. 15

    Home made salsa is the best! My mother in law cans her own salsa, and I love having it all winter long :)
    Good luck with your race tomorrow!

  11. 16

    I am sooo worried about all the tri’s and halfsies tomorrow!! Maybe bc I am a former ER nurse, but please drink gobs of water!!

  12. 17

    Beer for breakfast would have been a great way to start a Friday…LoL. :) Good luck on your Tri!!!

  13. 18

    Good luck on your tri this weekend!! and just think of the chips, salsa and just maybe margarita you can enjoy post race :)

  14. 19

    Good luck tomorrow!!! I know you and Matt will kick butt! ;) Let us know how it goes :)

  15. 20

    Have fun doing the triathlon.

    Your salsas look great. You’re learning skills which will serve you well in the future. Enjoy life!

  16. 21

    I remember when I was the close to finishing up my internship. Even if you enjoy it, it is such a relief to be finished/almost finished!

  17. 22

    Fresh salsa is so much better than store bought! I will buy Trader Joe’s fresh salsa when I’m in a hurry, because I think it’s a pretty close contender, but homemade always wins out. :D

  18. 23

    I’d love to make my own salsa!! I’ve always wanted to but the thought is kind of intimidating.


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