Making homemade salsa is so easy anyone can do it. Fresh homemade salsa is perfect for a Mexican dinner or just for dipping chips into! Once you learn how to make homemade salsa you will never want to buy the jarred salsa again!
Homemade Fresh Tomato Salsa
I have always been a big salsa fan and I have always bought salsa in the store until a friend of mine told me how she makes it at home and it takes just about as much time as opening a jar of salsa. I promise you making salsa at home is so easy and tastes so much better then store bought that after you make it the first time you will never go back to the jarred salsa again!
Homemade salsa is perfect served with tortilla chips or as a topping with your favorite Mexican food, like tacos, burritos, taquitos. If you are making tacos, be sure to make some Homemade taco seasoning it is sooo much better then the store bought packets!
Looking for recipes to use with Salsa? Check these out!
- Crockpot chicken tacos
- Sheet pan Quesadillas
- Cheese Quesadillas
- Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps
- Crockpot taco meat
This salsa is not ask dark red as a salsa like restaurant style salsa because of the tomatoes that are used. For this homemade salsa we use all fresh ingredients, so if you have a garden this is the perfect salsa to make to use up those fresh home grown tomatoes!
Tips for making homemade salsa
I really recommend using vine ripened tomatoes in this recipe it really makes a different. I am very luck to have fresh tomatoes in my garden right now.
If you would like your salsa to have less spice you can remove half or all the seeds from the jalapeno before you add it.
I use a food processor because it is easier. If you don’t have a food processer you can chop all the ingredients by hand.
Do not puree the salsa. You want some texture in your salsa and you want there to be chunks in it as well.
If you have time, let the salsa chill in the fridge for a bit before serving. Chilled salsa tastes even better and I actually think that this homemade salsa with fresh tomatoes tastes better after it has sat in the fridge for a few hours or even over night.
How long will homemade Salsa last?
If stored in an airtight container in the fridge this salsa will keep for up to 1 week.
Garden Fresh Salsa Ingredients
- vine-ripened tomatoes
- red onion
ground black pepper
fresh lime juice
Garden Fresh Salsa Directions
Wash all of the fresh produce.
Cut the tomatoes in half and squeeze out the seeds.
Cut the onion in half
Place the onion and garlic into the food processer, pulse just until its very roughly chopped.
Add the tomatoes, jalapeno, and cilantro in a food processor. Pulse up the mixture until it’s roughly chopped.
Dump the mixture into a bowl and stir in the salt, pepper and lime juice. Stir well and taste. Add more salt and lime as needed.
Easy Recipes to Make at home
how to make homemade salsa with fresh tomatoes
- 6 vine-ripened tomatoes
- 1/2 cup red onion
- 1 jalapeno pepper cut into large chunks
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 6 garlic cloves
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- Wash all of the fresh produce.
- Cut the tomatoes in half and squeeze out the seeds.
- Cut the onion in half
- Place the onion and garlic into the food processer, pulse just until its very roughly chopped.
- Add the tomatoes, jalapeno, and cilantro in a food processor. Pulse up the mixture until it's roughly chopped.
- Dump the mixture into a bowl and stir in the salt, pepper and lime juice. Stir well and taste. Add more salt and lime as needed.
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