Homemade Salsa Favorites

The base of a good salsa besides the chiles is, el tomate!

Homemade salsa is one of the easiest ways to pack some flavor and a little bit (or a lot!) of heat into your food. 

This spring we partnered up with Daily Acts and Left Coast Wholesale to distribute over 200  garden kits which included Geopot Fabric Pots, organic soil, seeds and a variety of plant starts including medicinal herbs, tomatoes, tomatillos, and chiles.

It’s time for the tomato harvest and our community has some of their favorite homemade salsa recipes to share with us:



  • 8 Tomatoes, Roasted 
  • 1 Garlic Clove, Roasted
  • 1/4 onion, Roasted 
  • 4-6 Serrano Chiles, Roasted (depending on the spice you like)


  1. Roast the tomatoes, garlic, onion and chilies on a dry sauté pan or comal (a griddle made from sandstone) on medium high heat until charred.
  2. In the molcajete, grind the onion down until juices start to release, then grind the garlic, tomatoes, and chilies to the consistency you desire. 
  3. Season with salt, If needed, give a few more grinds to combine all the ingredients. Serve the salsa right in the Molcajete and enjoy!



  • 10 Tomatoes, Roasted until charred
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Roasted until charred
  • 1/4 Onion, Roasted until charred
  • 10 Serrano Chiles, Roasted until charred


  1. Place the roasted tomatoes, onion, garlic cloves, chili peppers in a blender with  ¼-½  cup of water and pulse until all ingredients are finely chopped and mixed.
  2. Add salt to taste, garnish with cilantro and enjoy!

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“La Cosecha Cura” Healing Harvest

Promotora (pro-mo-tor-a): community health worker who is rising up to lead, advocate, educate, mentor, and translate health programming in their own community

After months of sharing recipes and shelter-in-place screen shots of potted plants, our team of Promotoras gathered in the fields for a healing harvest.   Under the wide-open skies at Tara Firma farm with Mandalion Designs we knelt together in chamomile, tulsi and yarrow. Lulu called us together to give thanks to the four directions and offer our thanks to the plants. Her daughter and grandchildren helped to fill baskets of medicinal herbs to distribute to community. Angeles brought along a huge bag of dried comfrey (the primary ingredient in her healing salve…highly valued by her friends and family) to share. From between the rows we gathered Omega rich Purslane, while Norma shared her recipes for steaming the wild greens in salsa verde. Close to the earth: the smell of the sweet herbs, the scratchy summer grass, the sounds of blackbirds gathering to drive off a hawk were the real medicine.

We are honored to bring together this powerful group of women who heal with plants. All of our upcoming workshops will be led by Promotoras! ¡Sí se puede!