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Homemade Mexican Tomato Salsa

Just five straightforward ingredients, tomatoes, garlic, onion, green serrano chile, and cilantro, make this fresh, fruity, and not-too-spicy homemade Mexican tomato salsa.

Homemade Mexican Tomato Salsa | Letty's Kitchen

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For the quickest and easiest homemade Mexican salsa, use the pulse button on your food processor or blender. And for super-easy– use canned tomatoes.

For a respectable tomato salsa, fresh chiles are essential. Choose the finger-size serrano chiles for their citrusy notes. If you only have jalapeño chiles, they make excellent tomato salsa too. For milder tastes, scrape out and discard the seeds and veins. For a bit more heat, include the seeds and veins.

Using canned tomatoes, this chunky salsa comes together in 10 minutes! You can use regular or fire-roasted, diced or crushed, your choice.

When fresh tomatoes are seasonally abundant and you have enough time, go with fresh tomatoes, roasted on your grill first. Char-roasted, the skin easily slips off. Since the grill is already hot, why not give the chiles a char as well? There’s no need to peel the skins off the small charred chiles.

Homemade Mexican Tomato Salsa | Letty's Kitchen

This go-to homemade Mexican salsa is infinitely more flavorful, more vibrant, and much classier than store-bought salsa!

Bring on the chips! Dress up your chips and dip situation with homemade salsa.

Once you’ve got this recipe, you’ll be serving with more than chips. Make homemadeMexican tomato salsa to go with your favorite breakfast eggs. It’s perfect fwithor potato nachos, and colorful tacos too!

Taste the love. Savor the difference. Eat your heart out Herdez.

LOL: People like to say salsa.

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** This is an update of the Mexican tomato salsa recipe, migrated over from my no longer live muffintalk blog. The photo in the pretty blue dish is from that blog post.


  • Kelly

    Made it today for salsa contest at work and got third place! Had some at home and the boys gobbled it up and deemed it really good. Which is saying something for teen age boys. Reply · 4 May, 2018

  • This Mexican tomato salsa sounds flavourful. I will definitely be giving it a try! Thank you for the recipe. Reply · 13 December, 2022

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