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Homemade Mexican Tomato Salsa

Bring on the chips! And give those chips a tasty dip–this fresh, fruity, not-to-spicy salsa. For the quickest and easiest homemade Mexican salsa, use canned tomatoes, but if you have a little time and fresh tomatoes are seasonally abundant, go with the fresh. 

Homemade Mexican Tomato Salsa | Letty's Kitchen

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Just five straightforward ingredients, tomatoes, garlic, onion, green serrano chile, and cilantro, mixed using the pulse button on your food processor or blender, make this delicious chunky homemade salsa.

For a respectable tomato salsa, fresh chiles are essential. Choose the finger-size serrano chiles for their citrusy notes, although jalapeño chiles 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.

If using fresh tomatoes, roast them on the grill first. The skin easily slips off after roasting. 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!

Make yourself proud. Dress up your chips and dip with homemade salsa.

Of course you’ll want to serve your homemade Mexican tomato salsa with more than chips. Make it to go with your favorite breakfast eggs, or potato nachos, or colorful tacos.

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.

Homemade Mexican Tomato Salsa in blue bowl

1 comment

  • 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

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