Homemade Salsa with Fresh Tomatoes

5 from 3 votes

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Homemade Salsa is the best kind of salsa! With vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh cilantro, onions and lime, you can’t beat the natural flavors.

Homemade Salsa in a glass bowl surrounded by tortilla chips in a bigger white bowl.

Homemade Salsa with Fresh Tomatoes

This Fresh Homemade Salsa is so flavorful and good! Notice the little serving cup in the picture? Yeah, we had already eaten about 8 cups worth of salsa before this picture was taken and this little cup was all that was left by the time I got around to getting my camera out! Usually I am better at whipping the camera out before we chow down- but this salsa was just too good to stop and think about anything else! With so many fresh ingredients and spices, this salsa is my favorite by a long shot! I have been trying out different fresh salsas for years and this one is the best I have tried.

Tips for Making Homemade Salsa

I remember my first time making homemade salsa – I put all the ingredients in the blender and I didn’t use the pulse button I just turned it on, and before I knew it I basically had pink juice! I was so sad! So be very careful to only pulse a few times. Also, make sure to leave the green onions out until the end – they get too stringy in the blender. Just finely dice them and then stir them in at the end. If you like a chunkier salsa, you can leave a portion of the diced tomatoes out of the blender or food processor and stir them in at the end with the green onion. One final tip is that fresh ingredients make the best salsa so the fresher the better!

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Homemade Salsa in a glass bowl surrounded by tortilla chips in a bigger white bowl.

Homemade Salsa

5 from 3 votes
Fresh Homemade Salsa is the best kind of salsa! With ripened tomatoes and fresh cliantro and onions and lime, you can't beat the natural flavors.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican/Spanish
Servings 10


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  • Combine all ingredients EXCEPT for the green onion in a food processor. Pulse the food processor a few times until everything looks diced, but not completely blended.
  • Pour salsa into a medium-sized bowl and stir in the onion. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight to let flavors meld together.
  • Serve with tortilla chips or with your favorite Mexican dishes!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 25kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 259mgPotassium: 260mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1137IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg

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Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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        1. You could try mint or basil! If you don’t want as strong of a flavor you could also try parsley.