Salsa Fresca

This fresh salsa from the Yucatan region of Mexico features crunchy, cool vegetables like jicama, cucumber, and radish. Or mix and match those vegetables with fresh chopped tomatillo, tomato, mango, or pineapple. Sandra A. Gutierrez recommends serving this salsa as a refreshing side dish with grilled meat or as a colorful salad topper.

Salsa Fresca
Photo: Victor Protasio
Total Time:
15 mins
3 cups


  • 1 cup peeled and finely chopped jicama

  • 1 cup finely chopped English cucumber

  • 3/4 cup finely chopped red or yellow bell pepper

  • 3 large red radishes, finely chopped

  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice

  • 1 serrano chile, stemmed and chopped

  • 1 tablespoons finely chopped white onion, rinsed

  • 6 large fresh mint leaves, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt


  1. Stir together all ingredients in a medium bowl until well combined. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in refrigerator until ready to serve, up to 12 hours.


Substitue jicama, cucumber, and/or radishes with chopped fresh tomatillo, tomato, mango, or pineapple.

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