Fresh Tomato Salsa in Minutes

Fresh Salsa Recipe

August 5, 2015   5 Comments

Fresh tomatoes are rolling into supermarkets and farmer’s markets and they are cheap!

I love this time of year because I can never get enough tomatoes. I have been known to drive around with a salt shaker in my car so I can sample a fresh tomato from a farm stand without having to wait to drive home.


This recipe uses the harvest without cooking (because who wants to cook right now). All you do is toss the ingredients in your food processor, whirrrr, and you are ready to eat.

I use jalapeno peppers to get the heat going here. Sample your pepper before you use it to determine how much you should add. I use about ½ a hot pepper for the 4 cups of salsa here so I don’t overwhelm the tomatoes but if your pepper isn’t that hot you can use more.

I serve mine with pretty much everything – eggs, chicken, steak, chips, avocadoes, on toast – you name it!

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Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe

Makes 4 cups

1 clove garlic
½ jalapeno pepper with seeds or to taste
2 pounds tomatoes, halved
¼ red onion
½ cup fresh cilantro
½ teaspoon red vinegar
½ lime, juiced
salt and pepper to taste

Mince garlic and jalapeno in food processor. Add tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, vinegar, and lime juice. Blend until your desired consistency and correct for salt and pepper.

Keeps in the fridge for one week. I store mine in Mason jars.

For one cup = 45 calories, 0.5 g fat, 0.0 g saturated fat, 9.8 g carbohydrates, 6.3 g sugar, 2.2 g protein, 3.0 g fiber, 100 mg sodium, 1 Points+

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I guess I need to hit the Farmer's Markets: the tomatoes at Costco yesterday were the exact same price as six months ago.

I could eat tomatoes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

This will definitely be on my To Do list. Sounds yummy.

on August 5, 2015

Mmmmmm, tomato sandwiches. Simplest thing ever. Your best untoasted bread of choice, sliced. Slather on your favorite mayo. Lay on thick slabs of ripe tomato and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Close sandwich and devour. Summer in a sandwich. If you want to punch it up a bit you can add basil, but you won't need it.

on August 5, 2015

I would eat this as gazpacho!

on August 5, 2015

I'm with you! My boyfriend and I bought tomatoes at the farmer's market last weekend and I had eaten both pints before we left the market!
If only we could freeze this. I suppose it would still work as an addition to other dishes (like beef/pork tacos or tortilla soup), just not as salsa. Tomato season is too short!

on August 5, 2015

There’s nothing quite like homemade salsa. Store bought versions are tasty but nothing really compares! I like to serve my salsa with homemade tortilla chips and I also use it as a condiment for sandwiches.

on August 31, 2015

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