Salsa Fresca

Makes 7 Servings

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Salsa Fresca

5 – Tomatoes (medium)
2 – Jalapeños
2 – Cloves garlic
¼ – Red onion (medium)
3 tablespoons – Lime juice (fresh)
½ teaspoon – Salt
¼ teaspoon – Black pepper
1 tablespoon – Cilantro (fresh, leaves)

Salsa Fresca Directions

  1. Wash the vegetables. Cut the tomatoes into 1/2-inch pieces and put into a medium bowl. Because they can burn the skin, an adult should seed and mince the jalapenos and add them to the tomatoes.
  2. Peel the garlic and mince. Peel the onion and cut into 1/4-inch pieces. Add the onion and garlic to the tomato mixture.
  3. Stir in the lime juice, salt and pepper. Chop the cilantro and stir only until combined.

Recipe notes

Notes: Enjoy over eggs, meat, fish, tofu, or with whole grain chips.


  • New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service. Cooking with Kids. Lynn Walters and Jane Stacey.
  • USDA Food and Nutrition Service Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program.

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