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How To Make Salsa With Fresh Tomatoes

How To Make Salsa With Fresh Tomatoes – My easy homemade salsa with fresh tomatoes is zesty, refreshing, and full of flavor! Made with just 4 ingredients, you can whip up a batch in minutes to serve as a delicious snack or topping.


Learn How To Make Salsa With Fresh Tomatoes, onions, lime, and cilantro. It’s fresh, delicious, and a simple snack that takes only 5 minutes to whip up!


This chopped salsa recipe is similar to pico de gallo as it’s made with diced vegetables and cilantro. It isn’t too saucy or liquidy and can easily be adjusted to fit anyone’s taste buds. To make a batch of salsa in a flash, forget about chopping the veggies and throw everything in a blender or food processor instead!


When you’re looking for a light and fresh snack, enjoy this restaurant salsa recipe with tortilla chips. Otherwise, it will add lots of zest when topped with Beef Quesadillas, Tacos, Chimichangas, Ground Beef Sandwiches, Taco Salads, and more.

How To Make Salsa With Fresh Tomatoes

Which tomatoes are best for red salsa?

I recommend you make this salsa with fresh, raw tomatoes. You can find tomatoes in grocery stores year round, however, garden fresh tomatoes are in season from July until about September or October. In my opinion heirloom or hothouse tomatoes are best.


You can use canned tomatoes as well. Use a can of whole peeled tomatoes without the juices, chop them up, and add them right into the salsa.

Tomato salsa ingredients

Tomato salsa ingredients

A handful of fresh vegetables is all you need to make this chunky salsa recipe. Completely vegan and gluten free, you can serve this Mexican dip with chips, for Taco Tuesday, or during Cinco de Mayo. This is what you need:

  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Salt and pepper

How to make homemade salsa

How to make homemade salsa

Step 1: Dice all of the veggies and juice the limes before adding everything to a serving bowl.


Step 2: Mix everything together. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed, then enjoy!

How to make homemade salsa

Tips and substitutions

  • Make it in a blender: Add the ingredients to a blender and pulse until somewhat smooth. Making salsa in a blender will create a much smoother, liquidy salsa.
  • Make it in a food processor: Pulse the ingredients a few times in the processor until combined. This will make the salsa more chunky and not as liquidy as the blender.
  • Make it spicy: Add diced jalapenos, serrano, or habanero peppers into the salsa. It’s best to start with a little and add more until you reach your desired level of spiciness.
  • Add more to the salsa, like grilled corn, chili powder, cumin, or fresh garlic.
  • For deeper flavors, roast the raw tomatoes beforehand. Layer them on a baking sheet and roast for about 20 minutes in a 400ºF oven. When they’re cool to the touch, chop them up and add them to the salsa.
  • To store, keep the salsa in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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Salsa Tips and substitutions

How To Make Salsa With Fresh Tomatoes

Love Keil
This easy homemade salsa with fresh tomatoes is zesty, refreshing, and full of flavor! Made with just 4 ingredients, you can whip up a batch in minutes to serve as a delicious snack or topping.
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 26 kcal


  • 4 tomatoes diced
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Chop tomatoes, red onion & cilantro. Place chopped veggies and herbs into the bowl. Squeeze lime juice and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Mix with a spoon. Enjoy with tortilla chips or serve with Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadillas.
    How to make homemade salsa


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Calories: 26kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 236mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 734IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword salsa, tomato
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