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Colorful Summer Salsa

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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!


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Colorful Summer Salsa

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3-5 cups salsa 1x


Use all of the summer’s most beautiful produce in this colorful summer salsa recipe! You’ll love it!


  • 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


  1. 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.

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13 comments on “Colorful Summer Salsa”

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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

  6. Ahhhh that looks so good!

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

  8. 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!

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

  10. This recipe looks delicious!

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

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

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