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Fresh Salsa Recipe

"We like salsa with chips as an afternoon snack," reveals Myra Innes of Auburn, Kansas. "This recipe uses a lot of fresh tomatoes and keeps well for several days in the refrigerator."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing YIELD:14 servings


  • 4 cups chopped peeled fresh tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 to 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  • 1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Let stand for about 1 hour. Serve at room temperature. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 22 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable.

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suzylwho User ID: 8435798 232368
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2015

"I've been looking for a quick and easy salsa and this is awesome. will make again. And can it be canned ?"

DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 1899
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2013

"This was really easy and delicious! I added some black pepper and used extra garlic. Will make this again!"

tabby24 User ID: 3242944 2440
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2011

"Very good salsa. Every time I make it, it goes very fast. I have never had leftovers!!"

chasm User ID: 942031 1705
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2010

"We love this salsa. It is delicious. when my tomatoes are ripe, I love to make this salsa. I don't add jalapeno peppers, I don't like it spicy, but I do substitute green peppers. I forgot the salt once & it didn't taste as good, I added it & it was great. Love this salsa!!!!!"

icequeen4 User ID: 4391942 2084
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2009

"i also would like to know if this can be frozen, or canned? And for how long?"

krisolson User ID: 1188734 3177
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2009

"How long can you store salsa, can you freeze it?"

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