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shawn's salsa fresca

(8 ratings)
Blue Ribbon 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 ratings)
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.**