I am beyond excited for the summer. In just a few short weeks, the pools are going to open up, the farmer’s markets will be in full force and all of our friends will be getting together for cookouts by the fire. I tend to cook a lot more in the summer and love using fresh fruits and vegetables.
Last minute plans seem to be a repetitive reoccurrence in my life. Last summer there were so many last minute get togethers that I would have to scramble foods together. I’ve taught myself how to make recipes that have cohesive ingredients, so it saves time and money! One of the most important things to keep on hand is a can of Tuttorosso tomatoes as they are so versatile.
Last night, I had some friends over to enjoy delicious chips and salsa on the patio. It was gorgeous outside yesterday, which was nice because we had a pretty cold weekend. I was in the mood for chips, salsa and guacamole! I thought it would be cool to make a guacamole and salsa using the same ingredients with some slight changes. This takes the time away from cutting up extra veggies, purchasing additional ingredients and it’s so much more convenient.
A couple months ago, I made a delicious homemade sauce using Tuttorosso tomatoes and it was such a huge hit. I’ve actually made this sauce five times since and I can’t get enough. My friends love it so much that I can the sauce in a mason jar and send the leftovers home with them. The tomatoes have everything to do with the flavor of the sauce and I know this because I tried to make it without the Tuttorosso tomatoes. I’ll never do that again.
I decided to give the salsa and the guacamole recipe a shot using Tuttorosso tomatoes.
HOMEMADE PEELED PLUM TOMATO SALSA & GUACAMOLE
- 28 Ounce Can Peeled Plum Tuttorosso Tomatoes
- 2 Large Avocados
- 1/2 Red Onion
- 1/2 Sweet Onion
- 1 Green Bell Pepper
- 1/4 Cup Italian Parsley
- 1/4 Cup Chives
- 2 Medium Jalapeños
- 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
- Garlic Powder
- Minced Onion
- Salt & Pepper
Chop up all the vegetables.
Drain the juices from the can and chop up the plum tomatoes.
Slice the avocados.
Mash up the avocados in a mixing bowl. Add salt, pepper, garlic, and minced onion to the avocados to taste. I like mine extra garlic-y. Do the same to the tomato bowl.
Add 1/4 cup of the tomato mixture to the bowl with the avocados.
Add two tablespoons of red onion, two tablespoons of sweet onion, two tablespoons of bell pepper, one tablespoon of jalapeños and one tablespoon of Italian parsley to the avocado bowl and mix.
Add the remaining vegetables to the bowl with the tomatoes.
Mix up the guacamole and take some taste testing bites. It may need more salt, pepper, or garlic! You can also add lime for an extra kick.
Add brown sugar to the tomato salsa and do the taste test to determine if it needs more seasoning!
I was so thrilled with how the salsa and guacamole turned out. I made it in twenty minutes and it was super easy. You can customize it anyway you’d like and add all your favorite salsa ingredients. I think it would be good with black beans and corn next time! If you have the time, I also suggest chilling the salsa and guacamole for about twenty minutes – it will lock in the flavor of the tomatoes.
My friends and I sat out on the patio, listening to some of our favorite music, and ravenously devoured the entire bowl of salsa and guacamole. We were insatiable. I love fresh, wholesome food with healthy ingredients that I can trust! It makes last-minute cooking simple and delicious. Tuttorosso truly believes that the most important ingredient is you. The tomatoes are all natural and their cans have a BPA free lining. Genius! I love eating my favorite foods and feeling completely nourished afterwards.
Don’t forget to check out my Tuttorosso challenge to see why I LOVE their tomatoes.
Thank you Tuttorosso for partnering up with me on this delicious post!
QUESTIONS FOR YOU!
- Do you have a cohesive combo that you like to cook up last minute?
- What is your favorite summer dish that is fresh and delicious?
- What is your favorite part of summer nights?