Easy Homemade Salsa
Yields: 2 cups Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes
Super easy and full of the fresh garden flavor, this salsa is allergen free and loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants!
2 cups fresh tomatoes
1/4 cup yellow or white onion, largely diced
1 medium clove garlic
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Cut tomatoes in half (or smaller if really large). Scoop out seeds to remove watery insides.
2. Place onion, garlic and cilantro in a food processor or blender. Pulse about 10 seconds to get a good chop in before adding the tomatoes, as they will puree very easily. Or you can simply put all ingredients together if they are roughly the same size and slowly pulse.
3. Otherwise, add tomatoes, salt and lime juice. Pulse on and off for another 10 seconds or so until desired thickness.
4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Now in our third year of gardening, I have finally gotten the hang of growing tomatoes. I still have much to learn in the realm of diseases and nutrient deficiency diagnosis, yet we have had (and still have) quite a successful crop this year. So, the only “problem” I have had is keeping up with recipes involving tomatoes, as we have been passing them out by the handfuls!
This salsa is mild in nature, as it appeals to the kiddos, who scoop it up faster that I can keep it in the bowl. So, for anyone preferring a little extra heat, or any heat at all, add a bit of jalapeño to the first step when blending the garlic and cilantro.
As I mentioned in the directions above, straining out the excess water might be a desired step as well. Depending on the breed of tomatoes and nature of the crop, there may be excess water in the salsa from the tomatoes.
Letting it refrigerate an hour or two before serving also lets the flavors blend together. Either way, this is a delicious salsa, with a fresh-from-the-garden flavor sure to please!
I’ve updated this post and want to add how much of a favorite this salsa has become. It is only 6 ingredients and is whipped up so fast, it is such a perfect way to make use of summer tomatoes. And it’s so healthy!
Two of my kids love salsa and pungent tastes. My oldest isn’t quite the same level of fan. However, she really enjoys this salsa. Part of it has to do with the fine texture of the veggies and herbs. Also, I have not always had limes around the house, but I always have lemons. So, swapping in lemon juice for lime juice works. I just prefer the lime, as it has an extra kick for the whole combo.
*This post originally published August 2015, and has since been updated July 2017.*