Fresh Tomato Salsa


This easy fresh tomato salsa recipe yields about 5 cups of salsa—plenty to serve a crowd. If you like spicy salsa, use the full amount of jalapeños and add more cayenne pepper. Serve with chips, tacos and more.

Fresh Tomato Salsa
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
10 servings, 1/2 cup each


  • 4 cups diced tomatoes, (5-6 medium)

  • 3/4 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


  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 Facts (per serving)

18 Calories
0g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 18
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Vitamin A 674IU 13%
Vitamin C 13mg 14%
Folate 14mcg 4%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 10mg 2%
Potassium 196mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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