The end of summer is hands-down my favorite time of year for produce. Tomatoes, sweet corn, peaches, zucchini, bell peppers and berries – so many options to make amazingly fresh recipes!

I usually grow several types of tomatoes each year, and I love to make homemade salsa with jalapeno, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and garlic. So simple, and so refreshing as an appetizer with crispy tortilla chips.

The beauty of this recipe is you can make it as chunky or as pureed as you wish. And, the food processor does all of the work – although you could dice and chop all of the ingredients if you wish!

Don’t let all of the end-of-summer produce pass you by without making fresh salsa!

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Farmer’s Market Tomato Salsa

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: Makes 3 ½ cups salsa 1x
  • Method: No-Cook

Description

A simple summer salsa made with fresh ingredients.


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Ingredients

  • 4 medium tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 medium jalapeno, halved and seeded
  • ½ medium red onion, cut into wedges
  • Zest and juice of 2 medium limes
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 23 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until desired consistency is reached.
  2. Use a fine mesh strainer to strain out the excess liquid, if desired. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.

Notes

Prep Tip: Make the salsa as chunky or pureed as you like – simply change the amount of time you blend it in the food processor.

Serve with: Seared Salmon Taco Salad


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: ½ cup
  • Calories: 23
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 173mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: salsa, tomato, farmer’s market, appetizer

43 Comments

  1. Betsy Schnable on September 16, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Looks amazing!

    • Julie Andrews on September 16, 2019 at 7:16 pm

      Thank you, Betsy! I have been making this for a few months, and I can’t get enough!

  2. Linda on September 17, 2019 at 6:41 am

    my mouth is watering!

    I bet you could make this pureed smooth and have it as gazpacho. MMMMmmmmm!

    • Julie Andrews on September 17, 2019 at 8:14 am

      That’s genius, Linda! I’d throw some watermelon in, too! 🙂

  3. LoriLee on September 17, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Pure and simple .. Great recipe!

    • Julie Andrews on September 17, 2019 at 9:18 am

      Thanks, Lori! Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  4. Carla LaCount on September 17, 2019 at 9:14 am

    looks fabulous and simple! can’t wait to make it

    • Julie Andrews on September 17, 2019 at 9:18 am

      You’ll have to let me know how you like it, Carla!

  5. Holly on September 17, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    That’s exactly how I make it, but I add Cilantro and lots of it. This sounds yummy !

    • Julie Andrews on September 18, 2019 at 4:31 pm

      Love adding a ton of cilantro! Enjoy!

  6. Michelle Byrnes on September 18, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    I can’t wait to make this! So simple but looks delicious!

    • Julie Andrews on September 18, 2019 at 4:30 pm

      My favorite kind of recipes 😉

  7. Laquita Sigler on September 18, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Trying it out this weekend!

    • Julie Andrews on September 18, 2019 at 4:30 pm

      Keep me posted, Laquita! I’d love to hear how it turns out and how you serve it. 🙂

  8. MIchelle Roback on September 19, 2019 at 6:39 am

    I add cucumber. Adds more flavor and a thicker consistency when using the food processor.

    • Julie Andrews on September 19, 2019 at 9:40 pm

      Great idea, Michelle! The more veggies, the better!

  9. Kerry Tiegs on September 19, 2019 at 6:51 am

    Do you blanch and peel the tomatoes prior?

    • Nat Sisavath on September 19, 2019 at 8:39 am

      That’d be up to you, you can modify the recipe! What given is the basic base salsa!

    • Julie Andrews on September 19, 2019 at 9:41 pm

      Not for this version – all of the ingredients are raw. If you wanted to can/jar it, you’d want to cook the salsa first!

  10. Laya on September 19, 2019 at 7:52 am

    This looks sooooo good. 🙂 Thank you for this recipe. Something to add to TACOOOO TUESDAYYYY hahaha

    • Julie Andrews on September 19, 2019 at 9:41 pm

      You’re welcome! LOVE Taco Tuesday with this salsa! :):)

  11. Nat Sisavath on September 19, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Thank you for the recipe!

    • Julie Andrews on September 19, 2019 at 9:42 pm

      You’re welcome, Nat! Enjoy!

  12. Erick R. on September 20, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Looks delicious! Try toasting the tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and garlic for a smoky flavor.

    • Julie Andrews on September 25, 2019 at 1:21 pm

      Great idea, Erick!

  13. Justin on September 23, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Will definitely try this at home! Looks lovely! Question though, how much lime zest do I need? Thanks 🙂

    • Julie Andrews on September 25, 2019 at 1:20 pm

      Hi Justin! I don’t generally measure it for a recipe like this (rather, go by taste!) but I zest 2 limes and juice them for this recipe – and that much zest would probably be about 1/2 tablespoon. The more, the better in my opinion! 🙂

  14. Jan Schultz on September 23, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Thank goodness the recipe did not call for canned or pickled Jalapenos! I live 17 miles from the border. Fresh is best.

    • Julie Andrews on September 25, 2019 at 1:17 pm

      Ha! All fresh in this recipe!

  15. Usha on September 24, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    omg omg I CANT WAIT TO TRY THIS…except I am going to make my own tortilla chips 🙂

    • Julie Andrews on September 25, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      I hope you love it, Usha! And ohmygosh, homemade tortilla chips?! *swoon*

    • Lisa B on September 26, 2019 at 3:24 pm

      I agree with the homemade tortilla chips. I always make my own chips and fresh guac for work events. Will definitely be making this salsa to go along from now on.

      • Julie Andrews on September 29, 2019 at 10:07 am

        Love fresh guac!!!

  16. BC on September 25, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Great recipe. I prefer a bit more cilantro, but the lime adds a wonderful freshness and zest. 5 thumbs up!

    • Julie Andrews on September 25, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      You can never have too much cilantro…! 🙂

  17. Daniel Conners on September 25, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Ideal for Potluck! Thanks for the idea! Nom Nom Nom!

    • Julie Andrews on September 25, 2019 at 1:10 pm

      Yeah! So fresh and so good! 🙂

  18. Marti Rollins on September 26, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Ever since I visited Houston many years ago and broadened my condiment horizons, my omelets and scrambled eggs MUST have salsa. This is a great recipe.

    • Julie Andrews on September 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

      YUM. It adds such a fresh element to an omelet!

  19. Lisa B on September 26, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    This looks amazing! I am going to be making some today along with my homemade chips! Can’t wait.

    • Julie Andrews on September 29, 2019 at 10:07 am

      Yum! How’d it turn out, Lisa?

  20. melissa Gloria on September 27, 2019 at 11:43 am

    my mouth is watering

    • Julie Andrews on September 29, 2019 at 10:08 am

      Same 🙂

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