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shawn's salsa fresca

★★★★★ 8
a recipe by
Shawn Chant
Birmingham, AL

This is sooooo good! Best if refrigerated for at least an hour so the flavors can meld.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

With a medium kick and lots of fresh veggies, this salsa will be great at your next gathering. Filled with unique textures and flavors, we can't imagine anyone not liking it. A delicious summertime appetizer and snack.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 8
prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For shawn's salsa fresca

  • 1 lg
    tomato, chopped
  • 1 sm
    onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    pickled or fresh jalapenos chopped (adjust to your liking)
  • 1/4 c
    fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 c
    whole kernel corn (optional) (leftover grilled corn on the cob is best)
  • 1/2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1
    avocado chopped (optional)
  • 1 tsp
    Emeril's Southwest Seasoning or your favorite Southwest seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 can
    kidney beans, rinsed and drained (optional)

How To Make shawn's salsa fresca

  • Salsa ingredients in a bowl.
    Mix all ingredients together, adding 1/2 the seasoning at first and tasting so you can adjust it accordingly.
  • A bowl of Shawn's Salsa Fresca.
    Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!
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    **When I posted this recipe, I forgot to add that sometimes I also add a can of kidney beans drained and rinsed to it. Adding the beans makes this a great vegetarian dish by increasing protein and fiber.**