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Crunchy Garden Salsa

"A co-worker brought this fun crunchy salsa to a potluck and everyone loved it," shares Tammy Mahlke of La Crescent, Minnesota. "The ingredients are available at the grocery store all year, but it tastes like you picked the produce from your very own backyard!"
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    about 3 cups


  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Tortilla chips


  • In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the water, tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, lemon juice and pepper; stir into the vegetable mixture. Serve with chips. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 29 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable.

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  • vsaMarch5
    Mar 6, 2019

    Very tasty recipe

  • Venky
    Dec 19, 2017

    Good one

  • dig1
    Mar 17, 2015


  • GirishKatta
    Nov 30, 2014

    Nice recipe

  • Cook_aholic
    Sep 19, 2013

    I thought I had reviewed this because we liked it. I did add a few green chilis for spice but other than that I only changed to canned tomatoes and sauce with no-salt added. Good recipe

  • ErinLayton
    Dec 5, 2011 I followed the recipe, but didn't really care for I add salt and chopped up some pickled jalepenos...then I simmered it on the stove for about 40 minutes....DELICIOUS!

  • dheiner
    Jan 9, 2010

    This salsa is great. My husband made it and everyone loved it. Not too spicy, and very refreshing!