Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipes

Fresh tomato salsa recipes can include a number of different ingredients. The one ingredient that seldom changes is the color.

Why not try Green tomato salsa recipes? How about orange or yellow. You can try red and green for the holidays. Colors of your school, country or favorite sports team are all available. No awful food colors needed!

No need to lose that great salsa flavor either, Try heirloom tomatoes in your fresh tomato salsa recipes. Heirlooms come in all different sizes and colors. Minis to jumbos, white thru black can be found in the hundreds of heirloom varieties. There are other differences in salsa recipes. I'll give a basic tried and true salsa recipe and variations for flavor and style.



Quarter tomatoes, pop out seeds if necessary and dice. Add onions, peppers, key lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper. Gently mix and chill. Serve with warm tortilla chips.


4 medium Tomatoes, red or your favorite color(s).

1 small Sweet Onion, approx. 1/2 cup, minced (or use red onion)

2 small jalapeno peppers, red, green or both, seeded and minced

2 tbsp Key lime juice

1/3 cup Cilantro

1/4 tsp Course Sea Salt

1/8 tsp fresh ground Black Pepper

VARIATIONS - Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe

TOMATOES - Pick a color any color. Size of the cut determines what kind of salsa you'll get. My recipe is diced medium size and tends to be a little less wet. A larger chop will produce a nice chunky version. Finely mincing or mixing everything in a blender yields more of a mush consistancy. (easier for dipping) Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipes are Tomato Salad Recipes chopped a little smaller with cilantro in place of the basil.

ONIONS - Mix it up a little. Replace with finely minced scallions, shallots or mix all three. Chop to match the tomatoes, Usually a couple sizes smaller.

PEPPERS - Add more or less according to you or your guests tolerance to heat. If available, use a Serrrano pepper to replace one of the Jalapenos.

KEY LIME JUICE - If none is available use 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tbsp lime juice.

CILANTRO - Alter the amount to your taste. Example: My wife would use a whole cup vs. I'm OK with 1/4 cup.

OTHER INGREDIENTS - 1 or 2 cloves Garlic finely minced, 1 tbsp Olive Oil, 1 tbsp white wine vinegar or red wine vinegar all add flavor to the dish. experiment with one or all to dial in your favorite taste.

Looking for more great tomato Recipes? Check the Everything Tomatoes Recipe List