Kicked Up Salsa Fresca

Tammy Brownlow


I absolutely love Mexican Food and all of the fresh salsas. This one has a nice balance of fresh veggies and smoky spice. You can adjust the heat by omitting the serrano pepper and chile de arbol spice. But if you like spicy...this is perfect.

It is the perfect accompaniment for roasted or grilled meats and fish.


★★★★★ 1 vote

Makes 2 1/2 cups
15 Min


  • 1/2 medium
    onion, diced
  • 1
    serrano chile, minced (optional if you don't like spicy)
  • 1/4 c
    fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lb
    tomatoes, seeded and diced (about 4 medium)
  • 1
    bell pepper, diced - i chose yellow
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • ·
    juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    chile de arbol (optional - it does add a smoky, spicy flavor)
  • 1/4 tsp

How to Make Kicked Up Salsa Fresca


  1. Add all veggies, oil, and lime juice in a medium bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. Measure all spices in a small bowl and mix to combine.
  3. Add spices to veggie mixture and stir well to combine. Refrigerate at least an hour to let the flavors combine. Enjoy!

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About Kicked Up Salsa Fresca

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #PEPPERS, #tomatoes, #pico

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