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Homemade Tomato Salsa

homemade tomato salsa Condiment
Bowl of homemade tomato salsa served with tortilla chips
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 11

This classic salsa recipe has been a favorite for many years and is a traditional Southwestern-style sauce. It’s full of tomato flavor and perfect for any time you want to serve a tasty homemade salsa. Made from juicy tomatoes, green bell peppers, green onions, and seasoned with lime juice, cilantro, garlic and jalapeno chiles, this pico de gallo-style salsa serves as a great appetizer, snack, or sauce for Mexican night. And because it’s so simple to throw together, we think it’s bound to become your go-to homemade salsa recipe. MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 2, 2019

Ingredients

3
large tomatoes, seeded and chopped (3 cups)
1
small green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
3
garlic cloves, finely chopped
8
medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1
tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño chili
2
to 3 tablespoons lime juice
1/2
teaspoon salt

Steps

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  • 1
    Mix all ingredients in glass or plastic bowl.
  • 2
    Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Expert Tips

  • Salsa comes from the Spanish word for “sauce,” some salsas are fresh and others are cooked. Chiles give them that characteristic kick. Pico de gallo is another name often used for uncooked salsa.
  • Pico de gallo is another name often used for uncooked salsa
  • Look for large juicy tomatoes when you make salsa. You can identify them by finding the tomatoes that are heavy for their size. Store tomatoes at room temperature for the best flavor and texture. Refrigeration make tomatoes mushy and will cause them to lose flavor quickly. Generally, if a recipe calls for one cup chopped tomato that equates to one large tomato.
  • Make your salsa crowd size and extra hearty by adding 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed.
  • To seed a tomato, cut the tomato crosswise in half and squeeze each half gently over a bowl to remove the seeds. Chop the seeded tomato and add the seeds and juice to your salsa, if you like to use the whole fruit.
  • Do you love your Mexican food, or just have a boatload of tomatoes? Hone your skills in this article all about how to make salsa!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Cup
Calories
15
Calories from Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
90mg
4%
Potassium
135mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
3g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
Free
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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