Fresh homemade salsa is so easy to make with only six fresh ingredients. It’s perfect for serving with tortilla chips or anything that you like to serve with fresh tomato salsa.
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A Fresh Healthy Salsa Recipe
It’s tomato season, and I’ve been busy making all things tomato lately including homemade salsa. Homemade always tastes better and since this salsa is made with only six natural ingredients, I’m pretty sure it’s much better for you too.
It’s super easy to make homemade tomato salsa! Even if you are short on time, you can whip up a batch of fresh salsa in minutes. Once you try homemade salsa, you will be making it all of the time.
Here is what you will need
- Tomatoes – Fresh (not canned) ripe and firm Roma tomatoes make the best homemade salsa. If they are not available any firm and ripe tomato will work.
- Jalapeno pepper – bright green or red, depending on how much heat you like in your salsa ( red is hot, green is not as hot)
- Onions- Red onions taste the best in salsa, but an all purpose onion such as a yellow onion will work too.
- Fresh cilantro
- Fresh garlic
- Juice from a lime
- A blender or food processor
Steps to Make the Best Fresh Salsa Recipe
Please note that this a list of steps to give you an idea how to make this recipe. Full details are in the recipe card below.
- Prepare the ingredients, by rough chopping the tomatoes, onions, garlic, jalapeno pepper and cilantro
- Add all of the prepared chopped ingredients to a blender of food processor and blend until the salsa reaches you preferred consistency.
Total Estimated Time to Make this Recipe: 20 to 30 minutes
Tips and Variations for Making the Best Fresh Homemade Salsa
- If you prefer a chunkier style salsa, pulse the blender until the salsa reaches your preferred consistency.
- Wear gloves when chopping the jalapeno pepper to prevent your hands from burning from the heat of the pepper.
- To cut back on the heat, leave out the jalapeno pepper, use half of a jalapeno or substitute the jalapeno with a half of poblano pepper.
- Homemade salsa will last in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.
- Freeze the salsa in a freezer safe container for up to 6 months.
- Substitute the lime juice for lemon juice.
- Add a pinch of cumin or chili powder to add extra flavor.
You Might Also Enjoy these Salsa Recipes
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- Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Salsa
- 3 to 4 fresh Roma tomatoes or firm fresh tomatoes (2 cups when chopped)
- 1 jalapeno pepper
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice (½ to 1 lime depending on how juicy the lime is)
- ½ medium red onion
- 1 clove garlic
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
Prepare the ingredients
- Rough chop 3 to 4 tomatoes to make 2 cups chopped tomatoes
- Rough chop the garlic and onions
- Remove the stem, seeds and membranes from the jalapeno pepper and cut it into quarters
- Squeeze 1 tablespoon of juice from a fresh lime
- Remove the tough stems from the cilantro
- Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor
Make the Salsa
Nutrition information is provided by Nutrifox, an online calculator and is meant to be used for informational purposes only. Even though I try to provide accurate information, these figures should still be considered as estimates
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: ¼ cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 13Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information is provided by an online calculator and is meant to be used for informational purposes only. Even though I try to provide accurate information, these figures should still be considered as estimates.