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Chunky Tomato Red Pepper Salsa

Chunky Tomato Red Pepper Salsa

If there’s something that I can’t seem to get enough of during summer, it would be tomatoes. Especially during a hot summer day a big bowl of salad with lots of tomatoes is all I need. This delicious recipe for a chunky tomato red pepper salsa is one that I always fall back on. After eating it so many times I’m still not bored with this recipe. If you’re a salsa lover this recipe is a must try!

A good salsa recipe to snack on is a must for me during hot summer days. I love hummus and many other dips, but on a hot day nothing beats this cooling chunky tomato red pepper salsa recipe.

If you’ve ever been to a Mexican restaurant, you might have tried a salsa dip. They often call it ”Salsa Fresca” or ”Pico de Gallo”. This is a milder (less spicy) version of the traditional salsa recipe. The ”Fresca” version is what we are going for today. You can spice things up a bit more if you want to by adding more of the jalapeño pepper if you wish. For this recipe I used a red bell pepper (the long pointed one). These are a bit sweet and this balances the spicy taste a bit.

Chunky Tomato Red Pepper Salsa

There are many variations possible

Make this salsa more spicy by adding more jalapeño pepper
This salsa recipe can be made as chunky as you want it to be. An idea is to blend half of the salsa and keep the other half chunky
Serve it like I do: chunky (not blended)
Whip up a cold dip by blending all the ingredients up in a blender (let it sit in the fridge for about an hour to cool off).

How to enjoy this salsa recipe?

✓ This recipe makes a perfect snack (specially on a cracker)
✓ It makes a great side dish (great for a vegan BBQ)
Make a cold soup by blending the ingredients and by adding some some diced vegetables to it. Adjust the seasonings if needed. I like to add cucumber, avocado and celery and serve it with some cooked brown rice
Add some beans and process to make a thicker and more filling dip

If you’re going to make this chunky salsa recipe, let me know in the comment section and don’t forget to tag a photo #thegreencreator on Instagram.

Chunky Tomato Red Pepper Salsa

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Chunky Tomato Red Pepper Salsa

Chunky Tomato Red Pepper Salsa

  • Author: The Green Creator
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 cups or 2 big bowls 1x
  • Category: salsa, side, dip, snack, salad, soup
  • Cuisine: vegan, vegatarian, plant-based

Description

A delicious chunky oil-free salsa recipe that is easy to make and very versatile.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 7 medium tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper (the long pointed one)
  • 1 small diced red onion
  • 1 green jalapeño pepper
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • 12 garlic cloves
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • optional: 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Finely dice the tomatoes, red bell pepper, red onion, jalapeño pepper, garlic and cilantro. Combine in a large bowl and add lime juice and seasonings.
  2. Alternatively, process all ingredients in a food processor for 30 seconds.
  3. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Notes

Jalapeño peppers:
Remove the seeds for a more mild flavor. I personally remove the seeds.

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Kirsten
    November 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Can I freeze the salsa and then take it out?

    • Reply
      Bianca
      November 14, 2018 at 12:46 pm

      Hi Kirsten,

      Yes, you could 🙂

  • Reply
    Simone
    May 12, 2019 at 9:22 am

    what can you replace the cilantro with as I am allergic to it. Or can you leave it out completely

    • Reply
      Bianca
      May 16, 2019 at 10:09 am

      Hi Simone,

      You can leave it out or use parsley.

      Best,
      Bianca

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