Green and Red Salsa

Green and Red Salsa

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Green and Red Salsa has become one of my favorite things to make, maybe because all the ingredients were grown in my backyard garden, with exception to the garlic, I purchased that at our local market. I keep thinking each time I make it that I’ll have enough to jar up for the winter, but with my granddaughter Autumn and my son Mico (her daddy) in the house, you can forget about jarring up, or getting any, so you better taste it while you’re making it. No sooner than I can get this Green and Red Salsa made they’re standing in the kitchen giving me that hungry wolf look, eyes glaze over, and then it’s every person for themselves. The even fight over the chips! They’re just too funny.

In ten other pictures I took, one or the other were constantly walking by, asking if I was done taking pictures yet. I think my 32 year old son is still my biggest fan, no matter what I’m making he’s waiting in the wings somewhere. Mico and Autumn both rushed into the kitchen when I finally said I was done taking pictures. Next time I’ll just have to take the pictures when they’re not here. I’ll bet you a bowl of this amazing Red and Green Salsa, I could get a better shot without them photo bombing. You may even be able to see the nose prints on the small windows where they were standing pressed up against the class.


Green and Red Salsa

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 to 6 cups

Serving Size: 1/4 cup

Green and Red Salsa

This Green and Red Salsa is a family favorite around here. I can barely get it made before fingers are headed for the bowl. You can also add this to one of your favorite dishes to give it that kick you're looking for.


  • 4 – Green Tomatoes - diced
  • 2 – Red Tomatoes - diced
  • 1 small – Onion - diced
  • 1 – Green Bell Pepper – diced
  • 2 – Jalapenos – diced*
  • 2 cloves – Garlic – diced very small
  • Pepper and Salt to taste


  1. Combine - tomatoes, onions, bell pepper, jalapenos, garlic, seasonings, and serve with your favorite chips.


Amount will depend on how large your tomatoes are. *For a mild taste, use less jalapenos. Note ~ All these lovely ingredients, except the garlic, was grown in my backyard garden.

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I love the tanginess of the green tomatoes mixed with the red tomatoes, it just adds that extra – wow – taste to the salsa. I also enjoy really spicing mine up with a lot of different hot peppers, but since my son was eating it, I held back a little on the peppers and just used jalapenos (Autumn is like me and loves it hot). This Green and Red Salsa is one chunky bite of goodness, and sometimes life just calls for that kind of bite.

This Green and Red Salsa is one of those things that can be used in anything! You can use this to flavor pasta salad, chicken salad, a nice veggie wrap, or add some extra zing to your meatloaf, the possibilities are endless. If your house is like mine, make it when no one is there, or at least be smart than I am, and hide a bowl for later. Hope you and your family enjoy this Green and Red Salsa as much as mine does.

From my kitchen to yours,

Tina Marie

For another salsa version – try my Simply Outstanding Salsa.

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