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Crunchy Garden Salsa Recipe
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Crunchy Garden Salsa Recipe

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"A co-worker brought this fun crunchy salsa to a potluck and everyone loved it," shares Tammy Mahlke of La Crescent, Minnesota. "The ingredients are available at the grocery store all year, but it tastes like you picked the produce from your very own backyard!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1/4 cup salsa) equals 29 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 122 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable.


  1. In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the water, tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, lemon juice and pepper; stir into the vegetable mixture. Serve with chips. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: about 3 cups.
Originally published as Garden Salsa in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p22

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"Nice recipe"

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"I thought I had reviewed this because we liked it. I did add a few green chilis for spice but other than that I only changed to canned tomatoes and sauce with no-salt added. Good recipe"

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

" I followed the recipe, but didn't really care for I add salt and chopped up some pickled jalepenos...then I simmered it on the stove for about 40 minutes....DELICIOUS!"

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2010

"This salsa is great. My husband made it and everyone loved it. Not too spicy, and very refreshing!"

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