Mild Fresh Salsa Recipe
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Mild Fresh Salsa Recipe

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This quick-and-easy salsa tastes great as an accompaniment to meat dishes as well as with chips. I teach kindergarten and my husband is a county Extension agent. We've lived down here in the Imperial Valley for 30 years. I say "down here" because Holtville is 15 feet below sea level!
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 3 fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 6 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Chill before serving. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Mild Fresh Salsa in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p6

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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JCV4 User ID: 628113 230883
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2015

"This is a great recipe. All of the fresh ingredients mixed together are so refreshing, especially on a hot, sunny afternoon. Great snack!"

Cviller User ID: 7921970 16642
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"Please dont use this recipe. This was awful. I followed the recipe but it turned out horrible."

homeschoolmom3 User ID: 6270762 46971
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2012

"Wonderful quick and easy recipe. I have made this twice as a way to use up my bounty of tomatoes from the garden. It is great with tortilla chips or served over burritos."

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