Family Favorite Recipes-Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe

359px-TomatoesNeed a quick World Series appetizer recipe for tonight’s game? This Fresh Tomato Salsa recipe from Eco News Network is a winner no matter where you are. You can still find locally grown tomatoes in most areas of the country and there is nothing like a quick, fresh chopped tomato salsa instead of that soupy stuff you find in the market. I use a mix of organically-grown, heirloom tomatoes, if available, in various colors as I find this adds to the flavor and makes the salsa really colorful. Easy to do, I especially like this salsa as a topping for toasted French baguette slices or for a dip for organic corn chips. You’ll never go back to store bought again.

Family Favorite Recipes- Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe


  • 3 -5 local, ripe tomatoes, seeds removed and roughly chopped (I leave the skins on but you can peel them if you prefer.) Use organically-grown tomatoes in a variety of colors if available. If you can find heirloom varieties, all the better.
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped sweet onion (Vidalia onions work great but any sweet onion will do. Or you can use local onions if you can find them.)
  • 1- 2 cloves minced garlic (depending on how much you like garlic)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1-2 Chile peppers (depending on how hot you like it) or you can roast fresh (not from a jar) sweet Italian peppers if you prefer a mellower flavor. Chop finely.
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and refrigerate for a few hours to allow the flavors to blend together. Serve with toasted baguette slices or with organic corn chips.


Photo credit: E.E. MacDougall via Wikimedia Commons

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