This basic homemade tomato salsa recipe is easy to make and features fresh summer tomatoes. It’s perfect for snacking, taco night or for use in a recipe.
Salsa and chips are always a hit in our house. They are one of my oldest son’s favorite go to snacks. Salsa can be very simple to make. You can follow a recipe like this one and be done. Or you can improvise and add to it, just balance the proportions of ingredients you use according to taste. Salsa is possibly best known for using with chips, but it also works as an excellent ingredient in recipes. Here’s instructions for how to make a basic homemade tomato salsa. This homemade salsa recipe features fresh summer tomatoes, which you can pick or buy at the store. The recipe is perfect for snacking, taco night or for use in a recipe. The recipe tastes even better the following day after the flavors have a chance to meld together.
Homemade Tomato Salsa
- blender or food processor
- cutting board
- measuring spoons
4 medium ripe tomatoes, cored and seeded
2 – 3 cloves garlic, peeled
juice from 1 fresh lime (about ¼ cup)
1 – 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, stems removed and finely chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
Cut 3 of the tomatoes into quarters and place in blender or food processor. Add garlic cloves and half the lime juice. Pulse until thoroughly combined.
Dice remaining tomato into evenly sized small pieces. Stir into tomato garlic mixture to create a chunkier texture. Stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro (adjust according to personal preference).
Add remaining lime and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Serve with your favorite Mexican entrée or by itself with crispy tortilla chips.