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Fresh Salsa II Recipe
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Fresh Salsa II

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"This is a salsa for tortilla chips. It's fresh and explodes with flavor. Omit the jalapeno -- or use more!"

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, mix tomatoes, green bell peppers, white onion, cilantro, lemon juice and jalapeno chile pepper. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 15, 2005

As the recipe is written, I give it 3 stars. With a few changes, I give it 5 stars (so I'll officially award it 4 stars)! First, I used three ripe Jersey tomatoes, by far the best out there. I used just one large green bell pepper, one medium sized sweet onion and one fresh jalepeno pepper. I added more lemon juice to taste, and lots of fresh cilantro. I also added kosher salt to taste. The original recipe had too much green pepper and subsequently not enough tomato. It needed salt desperately, as it was very bland. Also, it tastes much better the next day, it needs to marinate. My family is enjoying it, and I plan to keep making it as long as there are Jersey tomatoes out there!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 13, 2009

It was ok, but I added some red onion to this, along with some olive oil, a little more salt, green onion, and rather then a bunch of Green bell peppers, for looks I added some small sweet peppers, which made it colorful and awsome. Instead of Lemon I substituted lime juice.

Jan 25, 2004

This salsa was a little bland as written, but I added 3 cloves of minced garlic, some salt, and substituted lime juice for the lemon and it turned out great! I will definately make this one again.

Aug 30, 2003

This is a great salsa. I left out the bell peppers and added salt, black pepper, and olive oil. I also exchanged the lemon juice for lime juice to give a more authentic taste. I would make this again.

Jan 25, 2004

What to do with all those tomatoes? Make salsa ofcourse! BUT I made many changes (based on spices I'd seen used in other salsa recipe's from this site): I used more tomatoes but also some S&P, 1/4 tsp oregano, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp minced garlic, and 1 TBLS wht sugar. After chilling a few hours, the flavors really blended well and we enjoyed the salsa very much. I'll still be looking for that "perfect" salsa but this was good and very easy to make. Thanks Kandi!

Jun 21, 2003

Excellent! Not like any of those using canned tomatoes. Ugh!! I also made this for my fussy kids substituting cucumber for the peppers. They loved it.

Aug 21, 2006

Finally; a totally fresh salsa which I've been looking for a long time. What a refreshing treat. I blended mine in a food processor though. I doubled the garlic; processed this first then added the chopped onions, and jalapenos, cilantro and lemon juice and pulsed to smooth. Lastely added the tomatoes; and just pulsed to consistency preferred. Tons of fresh flavour; a totally authentic mexican treat. Thanks for a great recipe

Jan 25, 2004

My picky husband actually raved about this salsa. The only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I thought the recipe on its own was too bland, and I messed with it, adding salt, black pepper, and subsituting the lemon juice with lime juice. Next time I make this, I think I will add garlic, too. A great basic salsa, though.


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  • Calories
  • 5 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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