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Homemade Tomato Salsa

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Homemade Tomato Salsa
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 11
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Want to learn how to make homemade salsa? It's easier than you think! 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 pepper and green onions and seasoned with lime juice, cilantro, garlic and jalapeño chile, this restaurant-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.
Updated May 11, 2022

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 chile
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Steps

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

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Salsa comes from the Spanish word for “sauce.” Some salsas are fresh and others are cooked. Chiles give them that characteristic kick.
  • tip 2
    Pico de gallo is another name often used for uncooked salsa.
  • tip 3
    Look for large, juicy tomatoes for this easy salsa recipe—they'll feel heavy for their size. Store your tomatoes at room temperature for the best flavor and texture. Refrigeration makes tomatoes mushy and will cause them to quickly lose flavor! Finally, if a recipe calls for one cup of chopped tomato, that equates to about one large tomato.
  • tip 4
    Make this Homemade Tomato Salsa crowd-worthy and extra hearty by adding 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed.
  • tip 5
    To seed a tomato, cut the tomato crosswise in half and squeeze each half gently over a bowl to remove the seeds.
  • tip 6
    Do you love your Mexican food or just have a boatload of tomatoes on hand? Check out more of our homemade salsa recipes!

Nutrition

15 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 3g Total Carbohydrate, 1g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Cup
Calories
15
Calories from Fat
0
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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