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The loading dock Homemade salsa with fresh tomatoes recipe.

Updated on August 26, 2011
Loading Dock Homemade Salsa Recipe.
Loading Dock Homemade Salsa Recipe.


The loading dock is a popular place in Grafton Illinois. It is known for their homemade salsa. This salsa is so fresh tasting- that once you make this salsa recipe- you will make no other. It's also a good recipe to use up all those homegrown tomatoes. Until recently I was blessed with their recipe. Now it will take a special place in our home- hence not having to drive to the loading dock to get it.

The Loading Dock
The Loading Dock

Simple Ingredients

This is the ingredients for the Loading Docks Homemade Salsa recipe.

3 green tomatoes

3 red tomatoes

¼ cup fresh cilantro shredded

1 small red onion

3 jalapenos steamed

3 garlic cloves


Cup cheddar cheese

Lemon juice

Simple directions.

The loading Docks Homemade Salsa recipe.

Place jalapenos in steamer and steam. Cut up tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and garlic and add to a bowl. When jalapenos are done cut them up and add to bowl. Add the cheese to a bowl.

Drain any juice from the bowl that has accumulated from the fresh tomatoes. Flavor with salt and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Serve with tortilla chips.

You have to make this recipe right before you serve it. This is what gives it the fresh salsa taste. Hope you enjoy this as much as we do.

How to dice a tomato properly.


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      6 years ago

      I soooo love coming t0 graftonfor this salsa!

      I live 4 hours away,but always stop in for a visit!

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      Amy Goldstein 

      6 years ago from Chesterfield

      Ha! Now you can make it at home!

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      Amy Goldstein 

      6 years ago from Chesterfield

      How did your salsa turn out? I love this recipe!

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      Amy Goldstein 

      6 years ago from Chesterfield

      Its tasty! Love it

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      7 years ago

      this homemade salsa seems to be delicous, I wish I can move to the loading dock, so that I can get those homegrown tomatoes,thanks for your sharing

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      laine harrison 

      7 years ago

      would like to try this one now :)

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      lady rain 

      7 years ago from Australia

      I use homegrown tomatoes to make a dip similar to this one except I don't have a name for my recipe! It tastes absolutely sensational with corn chips.


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