"elmer's" Summertime Sweet Onion Salsa

"Picked up this recipe at a local "Elmer's" restaurant. It sounds so good and easy to prepare. They were giving out the recipe free so I guess it's OK to post here. I haven't tried it yet, but the card said: It takes only minutes to produce the best-tasting summer salsa ready for dipping, topping, and summertime fun. Cooking time includes standing time."
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Ready In:
3 cups




  • In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, jalapeno, green onion, sweet onion, cilantro and garlic.
  • In a measuring cup, stir together the lemon juice, lime juice, sugar, coriander, cumin and salt.
  • Stir until the sugar and salt dissolve, and then pour over the tomato mixture.
  • Stir gently to combine.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl, cover, and set aside for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld.

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  1. What a nice salsa. I'm not familiar with Elmer's, but I'll keep an eye out for it. We really enjoyed this fresh tasting salsa with chips and also over some scrambled eggs. Thanks for sharing, Teresa. Made for FYC tag.
  2. Excellent. We prefer the hand chopped salsas over the "pulverized in the food processor" types. They always seem to taste fresher. This one did not disappoint. The only change I would make is adding more lime juice.
  3. Quick and so delicious! I made this with all lime juice, otherwise as directed. From our garden we have so many tomatoes, jalapenos, sarannos, & onions that I will be making a large batch for canning this week. I needed a good recipe, and this one passed by all of us. Love the use of cumin and corriander. Thanks for a keeper recipe!
  4. Sweet ! Really good salsa, nice and mild, but sweet and plenty flavorful. This might just become my "other" go-to salsa recipe. Thanks for posting - made for Spring PAC 2012.
  5. We just loved this salsa; fresh flavours all around. It was devoured by kids and adults in a matter of minutes as a mid afternoon snack. Ha - so much for leftovers.


<p>? Hi! My name is Teresa.? My husband and I like to take RV trips but it seems lately we just us it for vintage motorcross races. I enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, have done some rock climbing but age is creeping up on my poor old bones. Anything to do with the outdoors I enjoy, so why do I live in rainy Washington state? We have 2 wonderful children, both grown. My son lives in LA and my daughter and her husband recently moved back in the area with their little boy...our grandson... who just turned?5 years old. We have a granddaughter who lives close by...she just turned 23 this year. She's a sweetheart.? Life is good when you have a son and a?daughter and they?gift?you with a granddaughter and grandson. :)??</p>
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