LittleBitFae's Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe -
LittleBitFae's Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe

LittleBitFae's Fresh Tomato Salsa

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"A quick and easy salsa without all the chemicals and preservatives from store-bought brands. Store any remaining salsa in an air tight container in the fridge."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Bring a small saucepan of salted water to a boil; add onions and immediately remove saucepan from heat. Let onions blanche in hot water until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain and rinse onions with cold water.
  2. Combine cilantro and lime juice in a sealable plastic bag, squeeze bag to remove as much air as possible from the bag before sealing, and massage the lime juice into the cilantro leaves through the bag until the leaves are all moistened.
  3. Turn the cilantro out onto a cutting board and chop; transfer to a bowl. Stir onion, tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, garlic, salt, and pepper with the cilantro mixture.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
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Jun 25, 2014

this is a great salsa. you can adjust the heat by the peppers. stealing from another recipe I added 1.5 tbls brown sugar. I like a little sweet with my heat!

Aug 03, 2014

This was the first time I made salsa. I made some adjustments by adding red peppers and seasonings, and omitting the jalapeño peppers. I mixed it together in a food processor. Delicious!!

Jul 25, 2014

This is just the recipe I was looking for. I wanted all fresh ingredients and I wanted it to taste as closely as possible like the salsa from a Mexican restaurant I used to frequent many years ago. I think softening the onions is key in this recipe. I was a little concerned that it might be hot with that many jalapeños, so I used the smallest ones I could find. Not to worry! I ended up adding 3 more and the heat was perfect. I also doubled the salt. PERFECT!

May 27, 2014

Salsa is always good, and this is no exception. I ran out of tomatoes so I use this in my grilled cheese sandwich instead. It makes a great addition to a grilled cheese sandwich too.


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  • Calories
  • 19 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.1 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 150 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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