Fresh Tomato Salsa

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Hello my dear friends. I have spent the whole day doing house chores. I am so tired, but the schedule says postand the schedule must be obeyed. The good thing is, the weather was extra special today. The sports cars are popping out of hibernation. How was your weekend? Sometimes I wish we could have three days in a normal weekend. Wouldn’t that be nice? Especially for the lazy ones…me included.

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Yesterday I posted a recipe for Feta and Olive Pikelets, served with some Fresh Tomato Salsa. Because the salsa recipe is a one liner, I will gladly post that tonight and call it a day. I’m trying to get at least 7 hours of sleep these days. The result? Comme ci, comme ça”, but at least, I’m getting there. Okay my dear friends, I wish you a goodnight, good morning or good day, wherever you are. I hope you enjoy week 14 (40 more weeks to go).

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Preparation: 20 minutes;  Serves4


  • 4 large tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 2 small red chillies, seeded and finely chopped (I used chilli flakes)
  • ½ cup, finely chopped fresh coriander leaves (cilantro)
  • 1 small green capsicum (bell pepper) finely diced
  • 2-4 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste


  1. Mix together all the ingredients and stir. Taste and adjust seasoning. Let it stand for one hour for flavours to meld. Serve as a side with grilled or barbecued meats, tortilla, taco et

Step By Step Photos

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Please always assemble all ingredients before you start (Note: I reduced quantities for blog purposes)

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Mix together all ingredients together and stir. Taste and adjust seasoning. Let it stand for one hour for flavours to meld.

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Serve as a side with grilled or barbecued meats, tortilla, taco etc Last Updated: 27 July, 2019

Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

40 thoughts

    1. […] I had in my fridge. While the pork was sizzling in the pan, I fried the black beans and made some fresh tomato salsa, with lots of chillies in it. Soon we were assembling the tacos, and […]

  1. Your salsa looks very fresh. We must admit that we’re used to the more “saucy” salsa types but having fresh salsa is so much better than the commercially-available ones.

  2. Last evening we ate out and here in Mexico, they bring you a basket with tortilla chips and a dish of salsa. The salsa was served cooked and still hot! Was certainly a different taste, but it did seem to mellow the heat from the peppers…..maybe this is the answer for those who hate raw onions? I like raw onions myself and so don’t mind raw veg salads like this. Well, adios amigos!

    1. Hi Sandy,
      I am totally backlogged. I saw your two messages. Weekdays are so busy for me…. I’ve never eaten cooked Salsa, I wonder what it tastes like. I eat a tiny, weeny, bit of extra mild pepper. I am not really a fan of raw onions but I can stomach them in Salsa and other raw salads as long as they are red and are sparsely distributed. My daughter loves raw onions. When she goes to Subway, she adds lots of raw onions in her sub. Thank you so much Sandy. You are such a wonderful person. My warm regards to your family and friends. One day, maybe, I shall visit Mexico. Enjoy your holiday!

  3. Oh, this sounds like it would be lovely with it! My dad makes a salsa very similar to this when he makes potato tortillas, so I can imagine what it might taste like. Yum!

  4. I love a fresh salsa. In summer, I will toast a slice of sourdough, smother with cream cheese, add smoked salmon and top with a salsa then grill like a bruschetta. I copied it from a cafe I went to for lunch one day. 🙂

    1. HI Shaheen,
      if I waited to grow my own, I would never have a salsa. Please mail me some when they’re ready. I wish you a pleasant week!

  5. Looks great! We planted…ok my husband planted the garden yesterday. I hope to have lots of fresh salsa this summer with my garden tomatoes and cilantro! Enjoy the week…..if only it really were a four day week and three day weekend. I am all for that!

    1. Hi Mama D,
      Ha ha wishful thinking I hope your garden does well this season. One day maybe I’ll also have a garden. I can see you eating all the salsa and other fresh goodies. Enjoy the week!!!

    1. Hi Judie,
      Just add ingredients and keep on tasting until you get it right..LOL. I think the lemon juice and chilli are key to salsa and of course some salt. Have a wonderful week!

      1. I don’t like raw onions, so tasting is not terribly accurate. I’ve done it many times, but it is the one commercial product that I have been unable to successfully duplicate. Gary always says it is good, and he gobbles it up, but I know it isn’t quite right.

        1. Don’t add a lot of onions and make sure you use the red ones. I also despise raw onions but surprisingly enjoy them in salsa. I add a dash of onions. It’s probably just good as he says. You are just being to hard on yourself. Have a lovely day!

        2. I’ll try again. I usually make too much, but then just add it to things I am cooking after it is a few days old.

        3. It’s best made and eaten fresh so just make enough for the meal. I wish you a happy trying. Virtual hugs…

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