Garden Fresh Salsa

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Jenni K

By
@AnCsMom

This is such a bright and fresh-tasting salsa. There are rarely leftovers when I bring this to get-togethers. If there is extra, it's because this makes such a big batch! This is very easy to alter to your own tastes, as well.

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A simple fresh salsa for your next cookout. It's a refreshing salsa that's bursting with flavor. Tomatoes are a base for salsa. Peppers not only add color but a nice crunch. We opted to add 1 can of jalapenos and 1 can of green chiles and loved the heat from that combination. Lemon and lime juice adds a tartness and balances out the flavors. We added the fresh cilantro because we love it. If you don't like it, leave it out. This will still be tasty. The recipe makes a huge bowl of salsa and can be customized to suit your taste buds. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
A lot!
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
2 Hr

Ingredients

  • 8-10
    medium tomatoes
  • 2
    green peppers
  • 2
    yellow peppers
  • 2
    orange peppers
  • 1 large
    onion
  • 2 can(s)
    diced jalapeno, 4 oz each (use chopped green chiles if you want it milder)
  • 1
    lemon, juiced
  • 1
    lime, juiced
  • ·
    salt to taste (it seems like i use quite a bit)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 c
    chopped cilantro (optional)

How to Make Garden Fresh Salsa

Step-by-Step

  1. Chop up all tomatoes, peppers, and onion. Combine in a large bowl.
  2. Drain jalapenos (if you're using the green chiles, no need to drain them) and add them to the bowl.
  3. Roll the lemon & lime on the counter, pressing it with your hand before cutting them in half (you'll get more juice this way). Either use a juicer or squeeze the juice into your hand to catch any seeds.
  4. If using the optional cilantro, add it to the mixture (about 1/4 - 1/2 cup chopped).
  5. Add salt and mix well. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours for flavors to combine well. I usually let it chill overnight.
  6. Serve with chips (the Scoops tortilla chips work well) or use on anything you put salsa on. I've put in on baked potatoes, on chicken before baking, etc... use your imagination!

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About Garden Fresh Salsa

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy



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