Next time you’re tempted to buy salsa from a supermarket, why not have a go at making your own fresh tomato salsa at home? It only contains 6 simple ingredients, takes 10 minutes to make, and tastes fresh and healthy. You’ll never look back!
Just recently, I discovered a gourmet supermarket that stocks wonderful ready prepared foods.
The one thing Mr Scrummy and I couldn’t resist buying was a big tub of homemade salsa and a huge bag of tortilla chips to dip into it.
It was delicious, but a bit expensive, so I decided to try to guess what was in it and make my own version at home. The result is this 10 minute fresh tomato salsa!
Simple… but delicious!
This is a very SIMPLE SALSA.
To be honest, when we have a meal that salsa goes well with, like these 5 bean chili loaded nachos, I usually just dice some tomatoes and onions and add a drizzle of olive oil.
Generally I think this is a neat hack. I only have 30 minutes to an hour (maximum!) to prepare dinner, so I don’t have time for anything else.
HOWEVER, if I’m just pulling something from the freezer (again, like 5-bean chili!), I sometimes go the extra mile and make this simple 10 minute tomato salsa. Sometimes I make it ahead and pop it in the fridge ready for that night’s meal.
So how do you make a tomato salsa?
This is what I put in my 10 minute fresh tomato salsa:
- diced tomatoes (of course!)
- a little diced red onion (but any kind of onion is fine)
- some finely chopped salad onions / spring onions
- lime juice
- a drizzle of vinegar
- chopped fresh coriander
- salt & pepper
So yes, just 6 ingredients!
How long does tomato salsa keep for, and can you freeze it?
This tomato salsa keeps for quite a few days in the fridge – at least 3 to 4. After that you might find it’s gone past its best, but keep eating it if you dare!😉
I’ve never frozen salsa before, but it’s fine to do so. There might be a bit more watery liquid in it after you’ve defrosted it, but you can easily drain it off.
If you have any leftover salsa, you could:
- have it as a snack with a few tortilla chips or these air fryer pita chips (use your regular oven if you prefer)
- serve it with quesadillas, tacos, or something else ‘Mexican’!
- use it as a raw pasta sauce
- mix it into a salad (why not?)
- eat it with crackers and cheese, a bit like a chutney (again, why not?)
- add it to a sandwich
- eat it from a big spoon (just kidding – I probably wouldn’t eat it like this, but hey there are no rules!)
This is one of those basic but delicious recipes that are just good to know. They have everything. They’re easy. They’re nutritious. They’re versatile. They’re popular for a reason.
You make them again and again and they never grow old.
I hope this becomes an old favorite of yours too!
More delicious dips and sauces
- This amazing 5-minute tahini dressing is delicious served over falafel, salads, and roasted veggies.
- There’s a great recipe for Greek tzatziki sauce here. The Greek quesadillas are pretty delicious, too!
- Need a dip in a hurry? Try this 5-minute tyrokafteri or Greek spicy feta dip. It’s so easy, and much better than store bought dips.
Don’t forget the homemade pita chips (air fryer or regular oven!) to go with them!
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10 minute tomato salsa
Ingredients (UK/Australia? Click below for grams/ml)
- 3 medium tomatoes chopped finely (3-4)
- ¼ large red onion chopped finely
- 3 spring onions (salad onions) chopped (3-4)
- ¼ bunch fresh coriander chopped (1/4 – 1/3)
- 1 lime juice only
- a drizzle apple cider vinegar (or any vinegar!)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt & pepper to taste
- Stir all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl.
- Serve immediately or keep covered in the fridge for a few days. Alternatively you can freeze the salsa for later.
I have one of those gadget vegetable choppers …. so used up all my plum tomatoes. Really tasty with some nachos! Thank you Helen for inspiring me to cook from a below freezing Manchester UK ! x
Hello Glynis! Aw, thank you so much for letting me know! It must be even faster to prepare with the veggie chopper. I’m so happy you liked it! Stay warm!
Delicious! This fresh tomato salsa is so good to our body. I saw the recipe very easy to make.
Thank you Blitzo! Glad you like the recipe! 🙂
Glad you like it, Sue!
This was absolutely delicious, will definitely be making it again!
Thank you so much for the feedback, Marsha!
Jillian Wade says
Homemade salsa is the best. This recipe was SO easy to make!
Thanks, Jillian – so happy to hear that!
mimi rippee says
Very similar to how I make my fresh salsa, but I don’t add oil or vinegar. I do add Tabasco!
Hi Mimi! Oooh, that would be lovely with tabasco! 😉
I’d made lunch: chick pea salad and had made a tomato salad that didn’t quite hit the spot. Then I found your recipe – I’d made your salsa if I added lime juice, which I had, and cilantro- which I didn’t have. The lime made all the difference! I added basil too.
Hi Risaria! Really glad you enjoyed this! Thank you for your review!