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Simple Homemade Tomato Salsa
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

This is your go-to salsa recipe. Perfect for dipping chips in, spooning over tacos, and enjoyed with nachos. Made with seasonal tomatoes and jalapeños, it doesn't get fresher than this.

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Caitlin
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 large jalapeño, seeded if preferred, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well. Season to taste, adding more lime juice or salt as needed.

  2. Pour 1/2 of the salsa mixture into a blender and blend for 1-2 minutes, or until nearly pureed. 

  3. Add the pureed salsa back to the bowl with the remaining salsa and stir together. Taste again for seasoning. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 1 week. 


I like heat, but when making a new recipe I prefer to seed half the amount of peppers the recipe calls for, in order to not let things get too spicy. This recipe has a bit of a kick, so seed peppers as needed.