3 Fresh Salsa Recipes to Make this Summer

Everybody knows it’s important to eat your fruits and veggies. 

But sometimes, plain old produce can get boring. The best part about fresh fruits and vegetables is their versatility. When it comes to a fun, creative, and delicious way to incorporate them into your meals, the possibilities are endless.

Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbeque or bringing a dish to the neighborhood potluck, try making one of these delicious fresh salsas from scratch. We promise, your guests will fall in love at first bite. 

Mango Red Pepper Fresh Salsa

This recipe is for people who are craving something sweet—with a kick. Its bright, tropical colors are the perfect addition to a summer party. 


  • 3 ripe mangoes, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup red onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt, to taste

Simply combine all prepared ingredients in a large serving bowl. Serve with chips, on tacos, or in salads. Enjoy!


Ready for a recipe that will guac your world? The tried and true dip for backyard parties and taco nights, guacamole is as simple as it is delicious. 


  • 3 ripe avocados
  • ½ small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ tsp salt, to taste

Mash your avocados with a fork, making the consistency as chunky or smooth as your heart desires. Add the remaining prepared ingredients, stir together, and dig in!

Pico de Gallo

Although pico de gallo shares the same ingredients as your classic red fresh salsa, it calls for raw, diced produce for extra freshness and texture.


  • 6 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, to taste

In a medium serving bowl, combine chopped onion, jalapeno, lime juice, and salt. Let it marinate for five minutes while you chop the tomatoes and cilantro. Stir all ingredients together and serve!

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At V. Marchese, we distribute farm-fresh produce that never disappoints. Check out our full list of fruits, vegetables, and spices to get all the ingredients you need to make these salsa recipes.