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Rainbow Salsa

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Rainbow Salsa is a healthy, fresh, tasty way to enjoy the fruits of summer!
This fresh salsa is a type of pico de gallo that has so many recipe possibilities.
Enjoy with chips, nachos, in burritos, added to your favorite nacho cheese sauce- try making it today!

This recipe is easy!
Simply chop up your multicolored veggies, add some spice, squeeze some lime juice, and stir.
Never buy fresh salsa at the store again- save money and start eating better tasting salsa today!
The key here is to use a variety of tomatoes and peppers that not only add a different hue, but also offers variation in flavor.
This is a recipe for people who like to eat with their eyes!

If you are looking for another summer dip- try making this vegan queso. Queso pairs wonderfully with this rainbow salsa for a quick snack or to have out when entertaining. A fun option is to make some nachos with this fresh salsa and drizzle over the vegan queso for a gooey cheese.

Colorful tomatoes and peppers on a cutting board

Extra Colorful and Extra Healthy Fresh Salsa

This colorful rainbow salsa is not only more beautiful than other salsa recipes, but it is higher in antioxidants. Creating gorgeous fresh salsa like this is so much better for your health!

Different variations of antioxidants are present in differently colored fruits and vegetables. The more that are present, the more effective the antioxidants absorb into the body. The deeper the color a fruit or vegetable has- the more antioxidants it carries.

How Pick Your Veggies For Rainbow Salsa

To keep this easy rainbow salsa recipe simple check out the farmers market for the largest variety of tomatoes and peppers. If the farmers market isn’t your thing scope out your local grocery store and see what varieties they have. Most grocery stores have a yellow and red tomatoes, the amount of varieties really depends on where you go.
I’ve found that more upscale grocery stores will often carry more exotic and heirloom varieties. It’s also a fun project to grow your own vegetables if you have the space for it!

Using a variety of tomatoes and peppers adds more colors and variety of nutrients. This salsa uses a Black Sea Man tomato, Red on the Vine tomatoes, and one Brandywine Yellow tomato. Consider trying different varieties- every variety of vegetable will have slightly different nutrients, flavors, and colors. Which is why nutritionists say you should eat the rainbow for your health!
The peppers also vary with a few shishito peppers, a jalapeno, and a purple bell pepper. You are not limited to using those pepper for this salsa- use what is available to you locally!

Chopped tomatoes in a bowl
This bowl is filled with different varieties of chopped tomatoes for this salsa.
More varieties of tomatoes means more interesting and complex flavors in each bite.
Make your salsa this gorgeous and healthy by adding even more varieties!

Looking for more summer recipes?
Try serving this salsa with Mermaid Mint Iced Tea it’s a refreshing and gorgeous iced tea that is perfect for cooling you off after a hot summer day.

a bowl of chopped onions, tomatoes, and peppers in colors ranging from white, yellow, purple, and green

Rainbow Salsa

This fresh and colorful Easy Rainbow Salsa is a summer staple! This salsa is as tasty as it is beautiful and can be made in under five minutes.
Don’t have the exact varieties listed?
No worries swap them with what you have available- do try to incorporate at least three varieties to make it more colorful.
Print Recipe
CourseVegan Recipes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Servings10 servings


  • 1 large Black Sea Man Tomato*
  • 1 large Goldenwine Yellow Tomato*
  • 2 small Red Vine Tomatoes*
  • 1/2 large Red Onion
  • 2 large Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/2 large Purple Bell Pepper*
  • 1/4 cup Shishito Peppers*
  • 1/2 small Jalapeno
  • 1/2 large Lime


  • 1/2 tbs White Vinager
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt or to taste
  • 1 small pinch Sugar


  • Chop your tomatoes, peppers, and red onion and place in a large bowl
  • Finely mince your garlic and jalapeno, add to the bowl of chopped veggies
  • Sqeeze out half a limes juice in your mixture
  • Add your vinegar, cumin, salt, and sugar- now mix
  • Serve in your favorite salsa dish and enjoy!



  • Try swapping out Black Sea Tomato for a purple tomato variety you have available
  • Try swapping out the Goldenwine Yellow Tomato for your favorite orange or yellow tomato variety
  • Try swapping out the Red Vine Tomato for your favorite red heirloom variety
  • Can’t find a purple bell pepper? Swap it for your favorite kind of bell pepper!
  • No Shishito Peppers? Swap it out for your favorite pepper varieties, do a taste test to ensure it’s at the heat you want.
    If you accidently make your salsa too hot, add it to your favorite nacho cheese sauce to mellow out the heat
  • Nutrition

    Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 572IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg
    This salsa is so easy all you need to do is chop, stir, and eat!

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    By on April 30th, 2021

    About Jessica Flowers

    Jess Flowers is a multimedia specialist who creates vegan recipes using local and wild ingredients. Being plant based for over a decade, it is her mission to share delicious recipes that are made without animal products!

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