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Fresh tomato salsa goes perfectly with chips, tacos or nachos

Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe

  • Author: jfletcher
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes for by hand version, 5 for food processor
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This fresh tomato salsa recipe creates a classic topping for tacos, burritos, nachos and more. This homemade salsa knocks any store bought jars right out of the park with its fresh, bright flavors.


  • 16 ounces of cherry tomatoes (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 a red onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 jalapeno
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste


Finely chop the tomatoes. Dice the onion and finely dice the jalapeno. Add the diced veggies to a bowl and add the juice of 1 lime, and 3 -4 pressed cloves of garlic. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper to taste. Then add the chopped cilantro. Give everything a toss to mix it evenly together. Serve right away with chips, fresh veggies or as a taco or nacho topping.


To control the spice level, reduce or omit the jalapeno all together. You can also remove the seeds and white ribs of the jalapeno before dicing to remove a lot of the heat but still leave the flavor.

To make this in a food processor, add the onions and garlic and pulse until the onions are rough chopped. Then add the tomatoes, lime juice, salt, pepper and cilantro and pulse again until the salsa reaches your desired consistency.

  • Category: dips, spreads, side dish
  • Cuisine: American. Mexican

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