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Salsa Cruda

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: PJ Hamel

Salsa Cruda Recipe

This fresh, crisp "salsa cruda" bears little resemblance to the cooked, jarred salsa you're probably used to. Super-tasty when summer vegetables are at their freshest and best, it's delicious served with crisp tortilla chips; or used as a dip for grilled flatbread.

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At a glance

2 1/2 cups


Choose your measure:

  • 1 1/2 cups diced Roma or plum tomato, about 2 tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1 to 2 peeled garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro, or to taste; optional


  1. Mix together all of the ingredients, tossing till thoroughly combined.
  2. Taste for seasoning, adjusting with additional salt or cumin if desired.
  3. Yield: 2 1/2 cups chunky salsa.