Friday, May 20, 2011

Tomato & Bell Pepper Salsa

I love bell pepper not alone for their beautiful color and look. But also the nutrition associated with them. So every week when I go to the farmers market I can't resist myself from buying these beauties. I add them in every thing literally. Soup, stir fry, salads, to rice and quinoa dishes. The options are endless. I still had few left and when I had to prepare something to go along with Almond flour mock chips along with guacamole, I quickly whipped this up. They are low in carb and super delicious. Perfect with some crunchy snacks. Very easy to make and involves no cooking, do try them out and let me know how you like it.

Preparation Time - 10 Minutes

Cooking Time - Nil

Serves - 4 to 6


Tomato - 2

Green, Red, Yellow and Orange Bell pepper - 1/4 of each ( Cut into cubes and keep)

Chopped onions - 1/4 Cup

Chopped Cilantro - 1/4 Cup

Salt - 1/2 Tsp or to taste

Fresh Parsley - 1/2 Tsp (optional)

Lime juice - 1 tsp or to taste (you can also add vinegar)

Jalapeno - 1

Olive Oil - 1 Tbsp


1) Place the bell pepper, onions, cilantro, jalapeno in a food processor and run it for a few seconds so that the ingredients look coarsely chopped.

2)  Cut the tomatoes into halves and remove the seeds and cut them into 4 pieces each half.

3) Now add the tomato pieces, olive oil, parsley, salt and pulse briefly for few seconds to get a chunky texture. Do not run the processor more than few seconds, other wise you will only get a puree and not salsa.

4) Add some freshly ground pepper and lime juice or vinegar and mix thoroughly and refrigerate for few hours and serve.

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sangee vijay said...

wow...fresh salsa ready in few minutes...oh really thank you sadhana...same pinch i too love bell peppers more for their gorgeous color n flavor n like to add in many of my dishes...i have all the ingredients in hand n also one big tortilla packet..thankx for my tea time snack idea..its time i am going to make it now n let u know :) see you again

Swathi said...

Fresh salsa with tomato and bell pepper sounds delicious.

Hari Chandana said...

Lovely recipe.. looks gr8 !!
Indian Cuisine

Raji said...

Very refreshing and delicious salsa...I would love to have this even with my toasted bread.

Vardhini said...

How refreshing. Love the clicks too.


Nandini said...

Wow! This is an easy recipe! Nice salsa!

Reva said...

That is an amazing dip.... lovely spring colours and flavours..:) awesome:)

Priya said...

Thats a marvellous,colourful and flavourful salsa Sadhana..awesome!

Prathima Shivraj said...

Delicious, flavorful salsa. Nice combo too.

The Weight Watcher said...

I love bell peppers in any form, and this recipe sure sounds like a keeper! Would be great with tacos, huh?

Nancy and Vijay said...

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Sensible Vegetarian said...

Thanks all for your lovely comments. Sangee do try out and let me know, how you liked it.

Jay said...

visiting ur blog for the first time..u sure do have a lovely blog..great pics with very nice recipes..
Am your happy follower now..:)
do stop by mine sometime..

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Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

I'm bookmarking's such a great one.
Simply loved your idea!! :)

Maria said...

Sounds delicious!


wow...Sounds yummy and very tempting..

Simply Life said...

oh delicious! this pasta sounds great!

aipi said...

Love homemade salsa ~ looks so fresh!
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Radhika said...

such a great dip. Bookmarking this. Meaning to follow you for a long time but the followers button in your space was not opening for me or my connection was tricking me. Finally did it. Do check out mine when you find time.

Prathibha said...

Lovely 2 dip in wid d tortilla chips..

Miriam said...

Ooo, I LOVE fresh salsa, great recipe! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Alessandra said...

Lovely! I really like this one! Great dip too!


SinFoodie said...

Lovely and flavorful salsa recipe!

Thanks for visiting my blog. Loved your nutritious and delicious posts. Happy to follow you :))

Anonymous said...

Tantalising and colourful salsa. Easy and quick recipe.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,

Prabhamani said...

Thank u for stopped in my space..Simple and Quick Salsa!!!First time here.. following u :)

sangee vijay said...

hi dear..i tried this salsa with mint n cilantro only as i don't have parsley in tasted heavenly..we all liked it very after i won't buy store bought one..really it was so fresh n time will try with parsley..thank you so much sadhana :)

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Thanks every body for your sweet comments. Sangee thanks dear for letting me know you liked it. Adding parsley is optional and I am sure it would have smelled awesome with mint. Next time going to try with mint.

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