This easy salsa is a recipe I just throw together, but it is very popular. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 cups


  • 4 large tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 tomatillo, diced (Optional)

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • salt to taste

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make salsa.

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  2. Combine tomatoes, onion, tomatillo, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, and salt in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix well.

    All ingredients placed in a large mixing bowl.

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    All ingredients mixed together.

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  3. Add 1/2 of the jalapeño pepper and taste. If you desire your salsa with more kick, add remaining 1/2 jalapeño.

    Some chopped jalapeño added to the salsa.

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  4. Cover the salsa and chill until ready to serve.

    Salsa after it's been covered and chilling.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

53 Calories
1g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 53
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 31mg 156%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 545mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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