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Fresh tomato salsa.

Fresh tomato salsa or Mexican salsa made with fresh tomatoes takes just 15 minutes to put together.

With just 6 main ingredients that include tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro, chilies a dash of lime and a pinch of salt.

You can make a homemade salsa just like your favorite restaurant-style Mexican salsa.

Serve with some store-bought homemade tortilla chips or homemade ones.

You can also serve this fresh tomato salsa with your favorite crackers or even rice crackers.

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Utensils and appliances needed

Chopping boards/knife

Food processor

Small cooking pan

Tips on making the best fresh tomato salsa

The tomatoes and cilantro should be fresh.

Do not add more than the recommended amount of coriander leaves/cilantro, should you add more the coriander flavor overtakes the tomato flavor. even your salsa would change color.

Make sure to use salt and lime as you need, this means you need to taste the salsa as you make it.

Cooking the salsa over very low heat helps to enhance the flavors, thicken the salsa and preserve the salsa longer than fresh salsa.

Let the tomato salsa completely cool before serving.

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RECIPE DIFFICULTY- EASY

How to make fresh tomato salsa

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions at least once to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

6 medium-sized tomatoes
1 large onion
2 green chillies(reduce to 1 if you want a less spicy salsa)
2 garlic cloves
1/2 a cup of chopped coriander leaves(cilantro leaves)for strong flavor, 1/4 cup for a milder flavor of coriander taste
Salt to season
1 tablespoon of lime juice
2 tablespoons of oil

Medium

Cut the tomatoes(6 medium-sized)into halves, onion(1 large), green chillies(1-2 as per the spice your need), cilantro(1/2 a cup of chopped coriander leaves(cilantro leaves)for strong flavor, 1/4 cup for a milder flavor of coriander taste)

Blend the chopped tomatoes. 10 seconds.

Add the onions, green chillies, garlic cloves and blend with the tomatoes. 10 seconds.

Add the cilantro and blend with the rest of the ingredients. avoid adding water to ease the blending process. if you do find it difficult to blend the tomato salsa then just add 2 tablespoons of water. 10 seconds.

The fresh salsa should not be waterish so transfer the salsa into a cooking pan.

Add 2 tablespoons of oil and cook over low heat until the salsa thickens. 3-5 minutes.

Taste and season with salt, remove the cooked tomato salsa on to a bowl and let it cool.

Add lemon juice as per your need.

Mix well into the salsa before serving.

Yield: 4

Fresh tomato salsa.

scooping tomato salsa with crackers.

Fresh tomato salsa or Mexican salsa made with fresh tomatoes takes just 15 minutes to put together.

With just 6 main ingredients that include tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro, chilies a dash of lime and a pinch of salt.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 medium-sized tomatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 green chillies(reduce to 1 if you want a less spicy salsa)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 a cup of chopped coriander leaves(cilantro leaves)for strong flavor, 1/4 cup for a milder flavor of coriander taste
  • Salt to season
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons of oil

Instructions

Cut the tomatoes(6 medium-sized)into halves, onion(1 large), green chillies(1-2 as per the spice your need), cilantro(1/2 a cup of chopped coriander leaves(cilantro leaves)for strong flavor, 1/4 cup for a milder flavor of coriander taste)

Blend the chopped tomatoes. 10 seconds.

Add the onions, green chillies, garlic cloves and blend with the tomatoes. 10 seconds.

Add the cilantro and blend with the rest of the ingredients. avoid adding water to ease the blending process. if you do find it difficult to blend the tomato salsa then just add 2 tablespoons of water. 10 seconds.

The fresh salsa should not be waterish so transfer the salsa into a cooking pan.

Add 2 tablespoons of oil and cook over low heat until the salsa thickens. 3-5 minutes.

Taste and season with salt, remove the cooked tomato salsa on to a bowl and let it cool.

Add lemon juice as per your need.

Mix well into the salsa before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 5g

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