Fresh Tomato Salsa

Fresh Tomato Salsa. One word, delicious. This spicy salsa is for those nights when you’re craving something super flavorful, but need to keep things quick and easy too! It’s all made in one bowl with fresh garden cilantro, jalapeños, onions, and a little bit of garlic to take it over the top. Serve with your favorite chips, over rice bowls, with tacos, or alongside some of your favorite Mexican dishes! Every bite is truly an explosion of flavor. From the spiciness of the jalapeño, to the sweetness of the tomatoes and onions. It’s not only easy to make and super delicious, it’s also a great way to use up some of your summer produce! The best part? It comes together in just about 5 minutes.

overhead shot of tomato salsa with silver spoon and lime wedges

About The Recipe

One of the things we make the most during the summer is this fresh tomato salsa! We have been making it for YEARS. I can remember summers growing up where we would run to the garden, pick fresh tomatoes off the vine, and run back to the kitchen to help the adults prepare.

We mostly washed the produce while everyone else did the actual work, but we felt like we were helping! Plus, there was always so much because we always had a house full during the summer.

This was a great way to get us kids (and the adults, too!) to get some veggies down.

tomato salsa in a bowl with lime slices, spilled salsa, and cilantro leaves

Served along with chips or whatever we were having that night, the adults always enjoyed a Classic Lime Margarita, while us kids always seemed to have a cool-aid or a glass of lemonade.

But, times have changed. Summers aren’t always so busy and packed, but we still make this salsa. Just not in the quantities we used to!

Still, this salsa is just as delicious as I remember it being. So much easier to make now that we’re making less of it!

Serve it with chips, with tacos, or over your favorite rice bowl. However you intend to use it, it will always be delicious and the perfect addition to your meal!

tomato salsa on a circle wood board with spilled salsa with cilantro leaves

Ingredients

  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Lime Juice
  • Jalapeño
  • Garlic
  • Cilantro
  • Salt & Pepper
chopped tomatoes, onions, lime juice, garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro in glass bowls

Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and stir carefully until well combined.

Transfer into a serving bowl, or use to top your dish.

How To Store

The best thing about this salsa is that it keeps! Once you’re done with it, transfer it into an airtight container and keep in the fridge for about a week. The color will fade and you will have more juice, but after about 4 days or so, keep an eye on it. Since all the ingredients are fresh, it may sour sooner than a week.

Substitutions

  • If you don’t have cherry tomatoes, you can use whatever tomatoes you have on hand. Just chop them into small enough bites.
  • Feel free to use a mix of peppers, if you wish. We just prefer jalapeños so it’s spicy without being overwhelmingly spicy.
  • You can use red onion instead of yellow, but it won’t be as good. The yellow onion brings out a much sweeter flavor in the salsa whereas the red onion brings out a hotter, more intense flavor.
tomato salsa in a bowl with lime wedges, cilantro leaves, and salsa spilled

Expert Tips

  • You can use pre-chopped produce from the store.
  • If you don’t have a citrus juicer, you can twist and squeeze the lime once it’s cut to extract the juice.
  • Cherry tomatoes are the best tomato to use for this salsa.
  • This keeps for about 4-7 days in the fridge.
  • This recipe is vegan, paleo, and keto!
overhead shot of tomato salsa with silver spoon and lime wedges

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Traci
Easy to make, sweet, spicy, and SO GOOD! This Fresh Tomato Salsa is the perfectly compliment to so many dishes.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 cups
Calories 39 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 pints grape tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 jalapeño chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 loosely packed cup of cilantro chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Stir. Season to taste.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • If you don’t have cherry tomatoes, you can use whatever tomatoes you have on hand. Just chop them into small enough bites.
  • Feel free to use a mix of peppers, if you wish. We just prefer jalapeños so it’s spicy without being overwhelmingly spicy.
  • You can use red onion instead of yellow, but it won’t be as good. The yellow onion brings out a much sweeter flavor in the salsa whereas the red onion brings out a hotter, more intense flavor.
Expert Tips:
  • You can use pre-chopped produce from the store.
  • If you don’t have a citrus juicer, you can twist and squeeze the lime once it’s cut to extract the juice.
  • Cherry tomatoes are the best tomato to use for this salsa.
  • This keeps for about 4-7 days in the fridge.
  • This recipe is vegan, paleo, and keto!

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 cupCalories: 39kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gSodium: 57mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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