July 12, 2016

Easy, Garden Fresh Salsa

I grew up in the Central Valley of California.  We had gardens and orchards, and the fresh produce available to us was delicious!  One way that we used up that fresh produce was by making salsa.  Fresh salsa.  That can be made in about 5 minutes.  So it’s also easy.Garden Fresh Salsa | CGH LifestyleMy dad would always make this salsa for us.  We had a hand-crank food processor that worked great for chopping all the veggies, and tomatoes.  Now, I use my electric food processor, and it works likes a charm.  If you don’t have a food processor, don’t worry; you could use a blender in a pinch.  Just know that a blender might give you a finer chop on the produce, and the tomatoes might be a little more bubbly.  But the taste will still be great.Garden Fresh Salsa | CGH LifestyleBecause this is a fresh salsa, it won’t keep forever.  You can store it in the fridge for a few days, but I’d try and eat it in the first day or two for best results.

This is a great recipe for adapting to your own tastes.  If you don’t like things too spicy, then add less jalapeno.  If you like more tomatoes, then add a few more of those.  Salt and pepper everything according to your tastes, you can always add more at the end, so don’t go crazy with it at first.  😉

You could serve this salsa with chips, of course, but it would also be great on grilled fish or chicken.  Add it to burritos, tacos, nachos, or even scrambled eggs!  There are endless uses for this fresh salsa.Garden Fresh Salsa | CGH LifestylePretty much any party, potluck, girls night, etc. is made better by chips and salsa!


Garden Fresh Salsa


1 bell pepper- I use green, any color would work

1 jalapeno- seeds removed, if desired- use as little or as much as you want

5-7 roma tomatoes- cut in half, stem part removed

1 large white/ yellow onion

1/2 a bunch of cilantro-bottom stem half removed (about 1 large handful)

2 cloves of garlic

2-3 TBS lemon or lime juice

salt and pepper to taste


  1.  Remove the seeds from the bell pepper, and cut it into about 2 inch cubes.  Cut the onion into pieces about the same size as the bell pepper.  In a food processor, add the bell pepper, onion, as much jalapeno as you like, 1/2 of the lemon (or lime) juice, garlic, and some salt and pepper.  Pulse all of that until you get finely chopped pieces.  Don’t liquify it!  You want some chunks in your salsa.  Pour this into a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Add the halved tomatoes, the cilantro, 1/2 the lemon juice, and a little more salt and pepper to the food processor.  (No need to wash the food processor between mixing.)  Pulse the tomatoes until they are finely chopped as well.  They will be more liquidy that the bell pepper mixture, that’s why we don’t process them together.  Pour the tomato mixture into the bowl with the bell pepper mixture, stir together to combine everything.  Add more salt and pepper as needed.

Serve right away, or store in the fridge until ready.  Keeps for a few days, best used right away.


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  • Reem Khouri Nahhas


  • Imelda

    This looks so simple and easy but it also looks so good to eat!

  • Corrine C.

    Looks tasty

  • meghan Allen

    totally going to try this recipe 😀

  • Nicolette

    Love the recipes. So many new ideas to try

  • Anita Bonsu

    Looks nice

  • Sally Tiet

    Ugh I love salsa and man does this look so damn delicious 😋😍

  • Snigdha Darji

    Im hungry now

  • Madeline Lai

    Looks sooo delicious!!! Definitely gonna try this out!

  • Maria C

    Looks so good💜

  • OSnapItzMiriam

    I love salsa. 💜

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    Looks appetizing

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    So yummy!

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  • Hello

    Looks so good definitely going to try this 👌🏼

  • Lorraine Medlin

    It looks so good, I will be trying this tonight!

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    Yummy, Im going to try this tonight

  • Eva Nicol

    I’m so hungry

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    Looks delicious!

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    I will try this!!!😊😋

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    This looks tasty

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    It looks delicious!!

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    WILL TRY THIS!!😋😋🙌🏽

  • Erika Yeargan

    Can’t wait to try this for a snack!!!!

  • Breanna


  • Eudys Loaiza

    I’ll try cutting mine with a knife. the food processor adds to much air and the tomato loss color

  • Katie Monroe

    Wow, this salsa looks amazing! I am so inspired to start a garden!

  • Evelyn L

    Definitely going to use the tomatoes from my garden!

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    I have to try this, seems so yummy!

  • Kristen

    will definitely try this at our family taco night! 😁

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    look good

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    Great snack for friends and family

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    I want it

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    looks amazing

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    Look So delicious

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  • Angelyn

    looks so good

  • Donna Grant

    I love this kind of salsa!

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    this looks so good I need to try it out!!

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    This is so amazing

  • Hannah

    Looks delicious!!!!

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  • Cyanne

    I love chips and salsa a lot! This would be good for me to make!

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    Yummy I want to try this

  • Tanae S

    Gotta try this it looks soooo good !

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    I love chips & salsa 😭❤️

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    So delicious ❤️

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    Yay!!!! It looks sooo good

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    This looks soo good

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  • Evelyn L

    Going to go pick everything from my garden and make this!

  • Julie Ash

    Going to try this that looks amazing !

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  • Ella

    Looks delicious!!

  • Melanie

    Being a Mexican, I absolutely love salsa! So this is perfect 👌🏾💕

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    Looks delicous!

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    OMG that look amazing ♡

  • Kenya Whitlow

    Tried this, was really good. Simple and delicious!

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    looks good !!!

  • Josie F.

    This looks super yummy!!!

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    Looks good!

  • Melissa Bremer

    I tried this today, it was amazing!!

  • Hope Louie

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  • iqashafiqqa

    i’ll definitely will try this recipe, but will change the type of chillies to cili padi (bird’s eye chillies) !

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    I’m definitely trying this!

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    Adorable and looks yummy!

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    Looks yummy

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    Looks great! Can’t wait to try this!

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    That looks good I’m going to try it out for my daughter and see if she likes it

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    thats looks so good

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    Oh my this looks incredible

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    This looks so good! 😭

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  • Éilis

    Can’t wait to try these

  • Mina

    Just tried it!

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    Yum .

  • Endless Dream

    I needed this recipe for a party next week thanks 😀

  • Maggie Bird

    Making this for dinner tomorrow night!

  • Desaray Forbes

    Definitely trying this 🙂

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    Looks yum

  • Kristen

    yum, this looks amazing

  • Elissa Binion

    I need to try this!:)

  • Jessica Gonzales

    I think it would be cool if you showed us how you guys would make certain things or dyi’s!!!
    This does look really good, I might try it!!

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    It looks really good

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    Tasty ✨

  • Hailey Matthews

    This is the best salsa I have ever had.

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    This is absolutely the best salsa I’ve ever had!

  • Alicia Fischer

    Definitely have to try this out!

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    Love salsa – have to try this!

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    Really good recipe🙂

  • Raven

    Can wait to make this!!!!!

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    So good

  • |-/ Shelsea

    I made this today and it was actually really good!!