Green Tomato Salsa

This super-simple green tomato salsa has lots of savory tomato flavor and just a touch of heat from the jalapeño. Cumin adds just enough complexity to this easy green salsa.

green tomato salsa
Photo: Photography / Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling / Emily Nabors Hall
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 1 ¼ pounds green tomatoes, cored and chopped

  • 1 cup chopped white onion

  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • Tortilla chips for serving


  1. Place tomatoes, onion and jalapeño in a food processor and process until mostly smooth, 15 to 30 seconds, scraping down the sides as needed. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and stir in cilantro, lime juice and salt.

  2. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat; stir in cumin and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Scrape the cumin mixture into the tomato mixture and stir to combine completely. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.

To make ahead

Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

29 Calories
1g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1/4 cup
Calories 29
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 1g 1%
Vitamin A 408IU 8%
Vitamin C 15mg 17%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 8mcg 2%
Vitamin K 9mcg 8%
Sodium 105mg 5%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Magnesium 7mg 2%
Potassium 129mg 3%

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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