A salsa made from Yellow, Yellow Grape, Roma, Camapari tomatoes and Tomatillos. This is a simple, yet, very tasty recipe and it will be a hit at your party.

Waiting is the biggest task of any day, for me. Every day, there happens to be a task that will require tons of waiting

Some days, I am waiting for the mailman. Some days, I am waiting for the UPS or FedEx delivery to bring me my highly anticipated package.

5 Tomato Salsa made with a variety of tomatoes. Game-day salsa and works grea with any chips

There is always the ubiquitous waiting in lines. There is waiting in lines at the grocery store, at department stores, at the mall, at big retail stores (Target and Wal-mart are the biggest line waiting retail stores) and waiting in line to buy the Powerball ticket.

Then, there waiting for the Powerball numbers to be drawn, only to find that the ticket I am holding is not the winning ticket.

So, back to waiting I go!

Now, there is waiting for the carpet cleaners to come by to clean the carpets.  There is the continued waiting for them because they are running late.  When they get here, I have to wait for them to finish steaming the carpets in all the rooms which only takes ten minutes.

So, I waited 3 hours for them to come by and do a ten-minute job….

Of course, there is a wait for the carpet to dry….

When it comes to waiting, though, there is no bigger offender than the cable guy!

The cable company is “nice” enough to give me a four hour window for me to wait around for them. They are generous enough to come by later in the evening so as to accommodate my work schedule.  So, I wait four hours and the cable guy shows up at the start of the final minute of their generous four hour window!

5 Tomato Salsa made with a variety of tomatoes. Game-day salsa and works grea with any chips

Swap! It takes him seven minutes to swap out the cable modem; I sign the paper and swoosh!

He is gone.

Yes, I was waiting for four hours for the cable man’s to come by and finish his task in seven minutes!

Four hours and six minutes of waiting so that I can get online and post this blog entry.

Yes, I know that this deserves the infamous twitter hashtag of #FirstWorldProblems.

5 Tomato Salsa made with a variety of tomatoes. Game-day salsa and works grea with any chips


I am grateful for all the waiting I have to do, because, I love my life.

Sometimes, though, all the waiting can be beneficial.  I thought up this Salsa recipe (and other recipes) somewhere between all that waiting. It could have been while I was waiting in the cashier line at Walmart or while I was waiting to buy the lottery ticket.

Don’t worry, I was also dreaming about what I would do with all the money that I would win from the Powerball lottery.

I think I would use the money to help outlaw waiting of any kind. In any country!

Bringing myself back to earth, let me tell you about this Salsa.  There are five DIFFERENT types of tomatoes in this salsa. It includes the Roma tomato, Campari tomato, yellow tomato, tomatillo and the yellow grape cherry tomato.

The mango just adds a wonderful fruity sweetness to this dish. I like adding ginger to this recipe because it gives this salsa a magnificent twist.

The first time you bite into this salsa, the ginger is the first thing your mouth will experience! The ginger and the mango provide a great taste dimension to this recipe.  The five tomatoes bring their unique taste. The yellow tomato is on the lighter side of taste. It is slightly salty and dense in texture. The tomatillo provides the tanginess. The yellow cherry tomato brings a sweetness and tanginess. The Campari tomato brings sweetness also, but, they also bring a slight spiciness. The Roma tomato is here to bring the density that this recipe needs.

So, try this recipe and tell me what you think. Also, I will take any opinions you have on “waiting”.

How to Make 5 Tomato Salsa

5 tomato salsa recipe

5 Tomato Salsa

A quick salsa recipe made using 5 types of tomatoes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 cups
Calories 146 kcal


  • 1/2 Mango
  • 2 tomatillos medium-sized
  • 7-8 cherry tomatoes yellow
  • 1 yellow tomato medium-sized
  • 3 Campari Tomatoes
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 tsp ginger Chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 Thai chilies (to taste or optional)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 3 Mint leaves
  • 2 tsp lemon juice (or to taste)
  • 3 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • coriander For garnish



  • Chop all the tomatoes to bite size pieces
  • Chop the Thai Chilies
  • Chop the garlic cloves into small pieces
  • Chop the onions finely
  • Chop the mints and coriander leaves finely
  • Heat the oil in a small pan and add the cumin seeds
  • Add the chilies, garlic and ginger to the oil
  • Heat until the garlic is slightly brown, stirring constantly
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes
  • Once cool, strain the oil and put it aside.  See notes


  • In a medium mixing bowl, bring together all the ingredients
  • Add the lemon juice, mint leaves and coriander.
  • Add the strained ginger and garlic oil
  • Set aside for 30minutes to overnight
  • Serve with chips or any recipe that requires salsa


- Nutrition info is approximate
- Leave the garlic, ginger and cumin seeds aside for a future recipe. I like to use it in soups and curries
- Setting this salsa to marinate overnight will make a huge difference in taste.  So, keep it refrigerated overnight, if possible. 


Serving: 2gCalories: 146kcal
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  1. I like this salsa very much. It will be great for superbowl party. Personally, i hate waiting for my car at the mechanic. They take too long and always for other things to”fix”

    1. Thank you very much, Frank. I am glad you liked this salsa. Sorry to hear about waiting for the mechanic. Bet they said that your oil needs to be changed, or you windows need tinting, or even my favorite, “Your tires need to be rotated as soon as possible!”.

    1. Thank you, Crystal. Corn would be a WONDERFUL addition to this recipe. I am sorry I didn’t think of it. Go ahead and try corn in it and let me know how it turns out. I bet it will be awesome