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Charli’s Easy Homemade Salsa

If there’s one thing our Jr. Chef Charli knows, it’s how to make a delicious salsa. She keeps the ingredients simple – tomatoes, sweet peppers, onion, cilantro, lime juice and garlic salt – which all gets blended together in the food processor for a restaurant-style salsa you can’t help but dip into again and again.

No food processor? You can simply chop all ingredients for a chunkier Pico de Gallo-style salsa. Grab chips for dipping or top off tacos, nachos and more with this simple, delicious salsa!

Ask anyone who has tried Charli’s salsa and they’ll agree, it gets two thumbs up! It’s usually the first thing to disappear at family gatherings or our annual Super Bowl party.

Nutrition Tip: Good news: Veggie-packed salsa counts as a serving of vegetables! This one is loaded with vitamin C. Don’t forget to keep your tomatoes on the counter (refrigerating them dulls the flavor).

Getting our kids in the kitchen is a great way to get them to try new foods and build confidence. When they create a delicious meal, they’re not only more likely to eat it, seeing their family enjoying what they made will give them a confidence boost that will last.

Charli’s Easy Homemade Salsa

Charli’s Easy Homemade Salsa

A restaurant-style salsa you can’t help but dip into again and again.

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 5 mini sweet peppers, seeded, quartered
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 1/2 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 small sweet onion, halved
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, or to taste


  1. Place peppers, tomatoes, lime juice, onion, cilantro and garlic salt in food processor and blend until desired consistency is reached.

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Amanda Keefer

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Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

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