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The Best Homemade Salsa (Fresh)

If I could choose to only make one thing with the fresh tomatoes out of my garden it would be this homemade salsa! It is so good and it’s super quick to make!

Homemade Salsa With Fresh Tomatoes

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Fresh tomatoes are an absolute game changer!

If you’ve never had them, they are the best! If you don’t like tomatoes I would be willing to bet you’d change your mind if you had fresh homegrown tomatoes.

They shouldn’t even both be considered tomatoes because fresh tomatoes are just so much better tasting. So when you make recipes like salsa, having fresh tomatoes makes the biggest difference.

So if you aren’t growing tomatoes yourself, check out a local farmer’s market if you can because this recipe will be so much more delicious!

How to Make Homemade Salsa

The recipe below will be more on the milder side with a bit of heat, but it can easily be made spicer by adding in more peppers or be made completely mild by adding in less.

So whether you alter it to be more spicy or more mild, it will still be delicious. 

Fresh Salsa Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes (with liquid drained off)
  • 1/2 bunch of chopped cilantro
  • 3 green onions (with 4 inches trimmed off the green tops)
  • 1/2 red onion
  • juice from 1/2 of a lime
  • 1 TBSP. fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1 TBSP. garlic salt
  • 4 oz. can chopped jalapenos (hot)
  • 1/2 TBSP. salt

 Instructions:

  1. Cut the tops off of all tomatoes and then cut them in half and add into a food processor. If you don’t have a food processor I also like using a vegetable chopper, or just a good old fashioned knife and cutting board. 
  2. Cut the stems off of the cilantro and then add it into the food processor with the tomatoes.
  3. Chop about 4 inches off of the green tops of the green onions and toss away, then thinly slice the rest of the green onion and add into a bowl. 
  4. Finely dice half of a medium to large red onion and add it into the bowl with green onion. I love using this vegetable chopper to quickly chop the onion. 
  5. Squeeze the juice from half of a lime into the bowl.
  6. Add in fresh garlic, garlic salt, cumin, and salt.
  7. Drain the juice out from the canned jalapenos then add them into the bowl. 
  8. Pulse the tomatoes and cilantro in the processor just until the tomatoes are well chopped but not completely pureed. Then pour the chopped mixture into a mesh strainer to drain off the liquid. After the liquid is drained off add the tomato mixture to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients. 
  9. Stir all of the ingredients together and then cover it and put into the fridge. 

The salsa can be eaten immediately but it will be the best after sitting for a few hours.

Homemade Salsa With Fresh Tomatoes
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The Best Homemade Salsa

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword fresh salsa, homemade salsa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • Vegetable Chopper

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes with liquid drained off
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro chopped
  • 3 green onions with 4 inches trimmed off the green tops
  • 1/2 red onion
  • juice from 1/2 of a lime
  • 1 TBSP. fresh garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1 TBSP. garlic salt
  • 4 oz. can chopped jalapenos hot
  • 1/2 TBSP. salt

Instructions

  • Cut the tops off of all tomatoes and then cut them in half and add into a food processor. If you don't have a food processor I also like using a vegetable chopper, or just a good old fashioned knife and cutting board.
  • Cut the stems off of the cilantro and then add it into the food processor with the tomatoes.
  • Chop about 4 inches off of the green tops of the green onions and toss away, then thinly slice the rest of the green onion and add into a bowl.
  • Finely dice half of a medium to large red onion and add it into the bowl with green onion. I love using this vegetable chopper to quickly chop the onion.
  • Squeeze the juice from half of a lime into the bowl.
  • Add in fresh garlic, garlic salt, cumin, and salt.
  • Drain the juice out from the canned jalapenos then add them into the bowl.
  • Pulse the tomatoes and cilantro in the processor until the tomatoes are well chopped but not completely pureed. Then pour the chopped mixture into a mesh strainer to drain off the liquid. After the liquid is drained off add the tomato mixture to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients. 
  • Stir all of the ingredients together and then cover it and put into the fridge.

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