This homemade salsa is chunky, flavorful, and so delicious. Perfect served with lots of tortilla chips!
Growing your own garden is so cool! We’ve grown a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, over the year from tomatoes, to zucchini, to jalapeno peppers, to strawberries, and raspberries, basil, cilantro and more!
I love using our fresh grown fruits and veggies in different recipes, and this salsa is no exception! I made this salsa with tomatoes, a jalapeno and cilantro from our garden! So basically all I had to buy was an onion and a lime, and everything else we had at home.
This chunky fresh salsa is perfect for serving with tortilla chips, on your favorite tacos, nachos, or other Mexican dishes, salads, eggs, etc.
It is not too strong on the onion front, not too spicy, it tastes fresh and not like it’s from a jar. It’s got the perfect Mexican flavors with cilantro, chili powder, and cumin. This salsa is fresh, bright, and bursting with flavor!
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How to make fresh salsa?
Chop up the tomatoes, onion, and jalapeno to be about 1cm thick. Then add them all into a pile on a cutting board and chop them again and again until you get the pieces as small as you want. Add it all to a medium sized bowl.
Chop up the cilantro into tiny pieces. Add the cilantro, garlic, lime juice, salt, sugar, cumin, chili powder to the bowl and stir it all together until nicely mixed. Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge for at least 1 hour, up to overnight before enjoying.
Tips for making Fresh Salsa:
- I prefer using a tomato like roma, that is a little firmer, and has less seeds in the middle.
- You can customize this salsa, by adding more or less of different ingredients that you prefer. More jalapenos to make it spicy, less cilantro if you don’t like it, more salt, more lime, etc.
- You can also make this salsa in a food processor or blender, if you prefer it to be a little less chunky. Just don’t let it fully puree, you definitely want a little texture.
- Fresh salsa will stay good stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
This chunky salsa is fresh, delicious and perfect served with some crunchy tortilla chips. It’s also great for topping any of your favorite Mexican recipes!
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The Best Salas Ever
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes (about 5 to 6 Roma tomatoes)
- 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion (1/2 large onion)
- 1 small jalapeno (seeded and roughly diced)
- 1/3 cup cilantro (chopped)
- 1/2 TBS minced garlic
- 2 TBS lime juice
- 1 tsp salt (to taste)
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- Add the chopped tomatoes, onion, and jalapeno to a cutting board and chop it all up together into even small pieces.
- Add the tomatoes, onion, and jalapeno to a medium sized bowl.
- Chop up the cilantro and add it to the bowl.
- Add in the garlic, lime juice, salt, sugar, cumin and chili powder. Stir it all together.
- Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
- Enjoy with chips, or your favorite Mexican dishes.
This fresh salsa was first published on August 9, 2012. The photos and text were updated for clarity on August 4, 2021.