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Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe with Fresh Tomatoes

Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe with Fresh Tomatoes is packed full of flavor with fresh tomatoes, zesty onions, and flavorful spices. So delicious with tortilla chips or served over tacos, burritos, or quesadillas!

a tortilla chip scooping salsa in a bowl

Fresh Garden Salsa

If you’re noticing all the fresh tomatoes coming out of the garden and craving a burst of flavor, this Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe with Fresh Tomatoes is your go-to recipe. This recipe is full of ripe, juicy tomatoes mingling with zesty onions, vibrant cilantro, and a kick of jalapeño heat. It’s like a fiesta in a bowl! No need to stress because this salsa is a breeze to whip up. Just chop the tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, cilantro, and garlic, and toss it all together with a squeeze of tangy lime juice and a sprinkle of salt. In no time, you’ll have a salsa that’ll make your taste buds dance with joy. Dip your tortilla chips, spoon it over your favorite Mexican dinners like tacos or burritos, or use it as a fresh topping for breakfast burritos. This recipe is your ticket to salsa success – fresh, flavorful, and totally foolproof!

Why You Will Love This Recipe


Uses fresh and flavorful ingredients.

Make ahead in only 5 minutes.

Always a hit when scooped with crispy tortilla chips.

overhead view of easy homemade salsa with fresh tomatoes in a bowl with chips on the side

Ingredients

  • Tomatoes– Fresh garden tomatoes taste fantastic in this recipe. But if you don’t have a garden, grab some of your favorites in the produce section of the grocery store. Roma tomatoes are my favorite but any type will taste great.
  • Onion– The type of onions will depend on how punchy you want the flavor. Red and white onions will have a more robust flavor while a sweet onion will be much more mild.
  • Jalapeños– These peppers are what give the salsa some heat. Keep the seeds out for a mild salsa or add extra peppers and seeds for more spicy flavors.
  • Cilantro– This herb has a strong and unique flavor. Add more or less to your preferred taste.
  • White Sugar– A little bit of sugar balances out the acid in the tomatoes. It really is a must!
  • Garlic Cloves– Fresh garlic pairs so well with the savoriness of the onions. If you do not have fresh, substitute with 1 teaspoon of minced garlic.
  • Lime or Lemon Juice
  • Ground Cumin
  • Salt

Instructions

This fresh salsa is easy to make. All you have to do is:

  1. Prepare the vegetables: Roughly chop the tomatoes, onion, Jalapeños, cilantro, and garlic. No need to be precise here since it all gets blended together.
  2. Blend: Add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender. It is important not to blend it for too long. Just pulse it a few times to get the consistency you enjoy. I like it to be a little chunkier.

*See the recipe card at the bottom of the page for detailed instructions and a list of ingredients.

Storage Options

To refrigerate: Store salsa in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

To freeze: Freeze salsa in an air-tight container such as a freezer bag or glass jar with 1-inch headspace for up to 2 months.

To can salsa: Check out this article from The National Center for Home Food Preservation on how to properly can salsa.

overhead view of the ingredients in a blender

Frequently Asked Questions

Should you peel tomatoes for salsa?

There is no need to peel tomatoes for fresh salsa. Tomato skins provide high amounts of amino acids and minerals for added health benefits.

What kind of tomatoes are best for fresh salsa?

Roma, Little or Big Mama, or Amish Paste tomatoes have the best flavor and the least amount of water content and seeds to make a delicious salsa.

bowl of salsa with chips in the background

Helpful Tips

* Look for tomatoes that are firm and free of blemishes.

* Don’t skimp on the salt. If you think salsa is missing something, it probably needs an extra dash of salt.

* If you want a spicier salsa, add the Jalapeño seeds, and more Jalapeños, or substitute with spicier peppers like Serrano or Habanero.

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a hand scooping out easy homemade salsa recipe with fresh tomatoes in a bowl

Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe with Fresh Tomatoes

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Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe with Fresh Tomatoes is packed full of flavor with fresh tomatoes, zesty onions, and flavorful spices. So delicious with tortilla chips or served over tacos, burritos, or quesadillas!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 cups
Calories 52 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 jalapeno peppers remove seeds
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Roughly chop tomatoes, onion, jalapenos, cilantro, and garlic.
  • Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender. Slowly pulse a few times to desired consistency. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Helpful Tips:
  • Add jalapeno seeds for a spicier flavor.
  • Roma tomatoes are the most popular type of tomato used in salsa due to their lower water and seed content.
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic can be substituted for fresh.
  • The salsa becomes more flavorful the longer it marinades in the refrigerator.
  • For a less strong onion flavor, reduce to 1/3 of an onion or use sweet onions.
  • This makes roughly 4 cups of salsa but that will be dependent on the size of the fresh vegetables.
Storage:
  • Store salsa in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
-Nutritional values vary due to differences in product selection.

Nutrition

Serving: 4cupsCalories: 52kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 0.6gSodium: 1359mgPotassium: 511mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gCalcium: 35mg
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Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe with Fresh Tomatoes
Serving Size
 
4 cups
Amount per Serving
Calories
52
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.6
g
1
%
Sodium
 
1359
mg
59
%
Potassium
 
511
mg
15
%
Carbohydrates
 
11
g
4
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Calcium
 
35
mg
4
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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