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Homemade Salsa With Fresh Tomatoes

The Best Homemade Salsa

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


  • Food Processor
  • Vegetable Chopper


  • 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
  • salt to taste


  • 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.