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

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
4 cups
Advertisement

Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

    Advertisement

Nutrition Facts

5 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 1.1g; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 1.2mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (48)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2005
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! Read More
(94)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2009
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. Read More
(5)
61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2005
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! Read More
(94)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
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. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2003
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. Read More
(43)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
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! Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2003
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. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2006
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 Read More
(23)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
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. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2003
This was super I added the juice of a lime and it was a big hit. I think it would also be good poured over chicken and baked which I will try. Thanks for the receipe Kandi. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
You can't go wrong with fresh salsa! We had huge quantites to tomatoes to get rid of so this used up a bunch! I use salsa as an excuse to clean out my fridge; garlic corn cilantro basil shallots... all those things I got a lot of in the garden and wanted to use up... I don't have a recipe; I use whatever's on hand. Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2009
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. Read More
(5)
Advertisement