Colorful Summer Salsa

August 3, 2010 by Ali


Sometimes I make salsa based on a craving for a spicy kick. Sometimes I just want to go fresh and light. Sometimes I want sweet and fruity. Sometimes roasted and caramelized.

And sometimes….I just want some fresh color!!! :)

Yes, I admit my method for making this one was literally — to see how many colors I can fit into one recipe! With so much beautiful, ripe, colorful produce to choose from this time of year, it definitely was not hard. And thankfully — since all of these ingredients go perfectly in salsa anyway, it turned out to be incredibly delicious! Definitely a yummy take on the lighter, fresher, chunkier side of salsa-making.

Cheers to eating colorfully!

Colorful Summer Salsa

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 3-5 cups of salsa


  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 jalapeno, stem removed, seeded and diced
  • 1 lb. tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • juice of one lime


Combine all ingredients together in a bowl, and stir until the lime juice and cumin are evenly distributed. Serve immediately.

Ali’s Tip:

If you’re making this more than an hour in advance, just be sure to wait until just before serving to add the avocado so that it doesn’t go brown.

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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12 thoughts on “Colorful Summer Salsa

  1. OMG, I made this…(minus the avocado because I’m allergic)…but it’s delicious…

    - terri

  2. Can you can this or will it not work?

    - kylie

  3. This recipe looks delicious!

    - Celia

  4. Don’t think you can call it salsa…Looks like a salad to me !! Yummy though.

    - Henrietta

  5. Made it 4 hours ahead–was afraid I’d forget the avocado at the last minute before serving, so I went ahead and added it. Still fresh and green after 4 hours–guess the lime juice provided the preservation! Thanks–it is great!

    - Nancy Brown

  6. I think I’m going to have to make this. I actually have all of this at home! ;-)

    - Menollie

  7. Ahhhh that looks so good!

    - Holly

  8. Thatlooks like delicious, edible confetti. I love it. Thanks for the recipe! :)

    - Melissa W.

  9. Gorgeous salsa, and it sounds delicious too! I want to make it just because it’s so pretty :) It’d be great to take to a summer BBQ!

    - Carrie

  10. Gorgeous colours – I love your photos and am delighted to have found your blog. In fact, I chose the purple salsa shot as my ‘Weekly Wow!’ for the week of August 4th. Please check it out and let me know if you have any objections. You’re also now eligible to use the ‘Weekly Wow!’ badge on your blog if you so choose. You’ll find it on my ‘Blogga Bling’ page. Congratulations!

    - Ruby

  11. wow how colorful! love your pic with the piles of each!

    - Krystle

  12. My kids were just telling me about “eating the rainbow” and it definitely looks like you’re eating a rainbow here. I like the addition of the avocado too.

    - Michelle