Fresh Tomato Salsa

Fresh Tomato Salsa

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, June/July 2005

Fresh and easy, this recipe yields about 5 cups of salsa—plenty to serve a crowd. If you like spicy salsa, use the full amount of jalapenos and add more cayenne pepper.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • 4 cups diced tomatoes, (5-6 medium)
  • ¾ cup finely diced red onion, (about 1 small)
  • ¼ cup red-wine vinegar
  • 1-2 jalapenos, seeded and minced
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper, or more to taste


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  1. Combine tomatoes, onion, vinegar, jalapeno, cilantro, salt and cayenne in a medium bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ cup
  • Per serving: 18 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 4 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 14 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 674 IU vitamin A; 13 mg vitamin C; 11 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 121 mg sodium; 196 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (22% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable

Reviews 2

December 06, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I make a dish like this for most parties except substitute smaller amount of lime juice for vinegar, use chopped roma tomatoes drained in a colander before mixing, also add more onions and jalapenos to taste, plus a "kicker" of a few drops of Tabasco to taste and garlic salt. I like flavors to blend before placing in a colander type serving dish in a well of crushed ice for a party. Though, must say I do like your idea of using the drained juice in my salad dressing, so will work on the ice draining in a way to save the juices. Thanks!
August 10, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Certainly a fresher taste than any packaged salsa! I used products straight from the garden & while yes it is fantastically delicious, I LOVE a bit of kick in my salsa so I feel like it is missing a certain zest... Next time I may add a touch of jalapeno or habanero pepper! My salsa also turned out pretty runny, though the juice is great for a touch of extra dressing on a salad ;)
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