Summer Salsa

Summer Salsa | ChopChop


Salsa is delicious and easy to make, and it tastes great on many foods... so why would anyone buy it? Salsa isn't just for chips: use it to top omelets, burgers, turkey sandwiches, chili, the list is endless. Don't like spicy salsa? Don't worry—when you make your own, you control the flavor. 

Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Makes: 3 to 4 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Cutting board
Sharp knife
Large mixing bowl
Measuring cup
Measuring spoons



perfectly ripe tomatoes, cored and diced
small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves
garlic, peeled and minced
bell pepper of any color, seeded and chopped
jalapeño chile, seeded and finely chopped (if you like spicy) (be very careful NOT to touch your eyes)
1⁄4 cup
finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1⁄4 teaspoon
cayenne (if you like spicy)
1⁄4 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
fresh lime juice


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your kitchen gear and ingredients and put them on a clean counter.

  1. Put all the ingredients into the mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to overnight.


Did you know? Tomatoes are actually a type of fruit because they have seeds, and can be eaten just like an apple! Tomatoes are also high in fiber and other nutrients like lycopene and vitamin A. Why is this good? Lycopene and vitamin A can help you to see better and can also help boost your immune system, which will help you to stay healthy!