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This delicious tomato salsa recipe is sure to liven up any meal. The combination of ingredients creates a unique, rich flavor combination of sweet, spicy, and salty. It’s easy to make, and great for adding a little extra flavor to tacos, wraps, steak, or fish.

The key to this salsa is in the careful blending of ingredients. The diced onion and garlic are first pulsed in a food processor until they have a fine, minced texture. The jalapeno is then added and pulsed, according to your desired level of spiciness. This creates an intense flavor base that is then complemented by the fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and citrus juices. The mixture is then seasoned with salt, pepper and an optional pinch of sugar to bring out the sweetness in the tomatoes.

The result is a flavorful, easy-to-make salsa that is sure to bring life to any meal. Enjoy it with tortilla chips, or as a condiment to tacos, wraps, steak, or fish. Just be sure to store in an airtight container, as this salsa will keep for up to 2 days in the refrigerator.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Q: What is the best way to eat this salsa?
A: Enjoy this salsa with chips, tacos, wraps, steak, or fish. You can also use it as a condiment to add a unique blend of sweetness, spiciness and saltiness to any dish.

Q: How long will it last in the fridge?
A: This salsa will stay fresh in a securely sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Q: How should I adjust the spiciness level?
A: You can adjust the level of spiciness by how much jalapeno you add. Start with half of a pepper, pulse in the food processor, and then taste to gauge the desired level.

Q: Can I use red onion instead of white onion?
A: Absolutely! You can use either red onion or white onion in this salsa depending on your preference.

Tomato Salsa

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Recipe by Dish Lingo Course: Appetizers, SnacksCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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This delicious tomato salsa recipe is sure to liven up any meal.


  • 1 1 white or red onion, quartered

  • 6 6 fresh ripe tomatoes, quartered

  • 3 cloves 3 garlic

  • 3 tablespoons 3 fresh chopped cilantro

  • 3 tablespoons 3 olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons 3 freshly squeezed lime juice (or if not available, 1 tablespoon lemon juice)

  • 1/2 1/2 - 1 teaspoon salt, to taste

  • Ground pepper to taste

  • 1 1 jalapeno pepper, to taste (optional)


  • Begin by placing the quartered onion, garlic, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, olive oil, lime (or lemon) juice, salt, pepper, and sugar in a food processor and pulsing a few times until the ingredients are minced.
  • Next, add the tomatoes to the food processor and pulse until the desired consistency is achieved. Be sure to avoid over-processing, or else the salsa will be overly runny.
  • Transfer the salsa to a bowl and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  • Serve the salsa with tortilla chips (for extra deliciousness, try serving with a dollop of sour cream) or use as a dip for wraps, meat, or fish.


  • This homemade salsa can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days. To ensure maximum freshness, make sure to wrap it tightly with plastic wrap.