Super Easy Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe

Fresh, delicious and quick to prepare, this easy tomato salsa recipe is the perfect accompaniment for SO many things! (Particularly loaded homemade nachos!) It’s also very healthy and naturally gluten free/vegan, meaning no one needs to miss out as everyone can enjoy it.

Fresh tomato salsa in a white bowl with a spoon

Using perfectly ripe tomatoes is absolutely key to making beautiful tomato salsa. In fact, using the best, freshest ingredients you can find/afford will put you in a good place to make the most amazing fresh tomato salsa!

Fresh tomato salsa in a white bowl with a spoon

Just image it with some guacamole on your fajitas and tacos, inside your burritos and all over loaded homemade nachos, in salads and sandwiches… the uses for this delicately simple dish are endless! I even spooned some on top of cheese on toast and, I can tell you now… it was like little bites of heaven. Exquisite!

Fresh tomato salsa in a white bowl with a spoon

The most important part of this recipe for me is to do nothing. Yes, you heard me right! Make sure you put this bad boy in the fridge and allow those flavours to develop for a few hours. So yes – sit back, relax and do nothing while your salsa and the fridge work the marvellous magic. It’ll be the best decision you ever made!

Fresh tomato salsa in a white bowl with a spoon

How to make fresh tomato salsa

It really is very simple when you break it down…

  • Quarter, deseed and chop the tomatoes.
  • Finely dice the onion and mince the garlic.
  • Mix it all in a bowl along with a little olive oil.
  • Let marinade for a while so the flavours can mellow. Yep – do nothing and let the magic happen!
  • Add some freshly chopped coriander and serve.

 

That really is it! So simple yet SO scrumptious!

Fresh tomato salsa in a white bowl with a spoon

Fresh tomato salsa recipe ingredients

Because there are so few ingredients in tomato salsa, the quality of the ones you buy really does matter.

  • Tomatoes – Buy the freshest, most ripe tomatoes you can get your hands on. They are the most vital ingredient in a tomato salsa recipe and you want it to taste great right? So skip those watery tasting ‘salad tomatoes’ and head straight for the ‘on the vine’ variety instead.
  • Onion – The onion is mainly to compliment the tomatoes so it’s personal preference really. Just a regular white onion works perfectly and, if you leave the salsa to marinade after you’ve made it, the harshness fades and you’re left with a wonderfully rounded onion flavour instead.
  • Garlic – I LOVE garlic and like a healthy amount in my food so used a large clove. If you’re less of a fan, use a small clove instead.
  • Olive Oil – This is more important for the flavour than you think. The olive oil coats every piece of your tomato salsa so contributes quite largely in the way of flavour. Use a good quality olive oil if you can afford it.
  • Fresh Coriander – Use the freshest, greenest coriander you can get to add a wonderfully fresh and clean flavour to your salsa.

 

Fresh tomato salsa in a white bowl with a spoon

Other ways to use tomato salsa / recipes it would go well with

 

Fresh tomato salsa in a white bowl with a spoon

Fresh tomato salsa recipe tips

  • Use the best ingredients you can afford. With so few ingredients, there’s little to hide behind in this recipe.
  • Once made, put your tomato salsa, covered, in the fridge for a few hours (or overnight) to allow the flavours to mellow. It takes away that harsh onion flavour and makes it taste incredible!
  • Don’t skip the coriander. It’s adds a beatiful freshness to the dish that shouldn’t be overlooked.
  • Not a fan of coriander? Use fresh parsley instead.
  • Do NOT switch fresh herbs out for dried ones. It just won’t taste the same. 
  • Make sure you use ripe tomatoes. Hard, unripe tomatoes don’t work well in a fresh tomato salsa recipe.

 

Fresh tomato salsa in a white bowl with a spoon

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Fresh tomato salsa in a white bowl with a spoon

Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe

Here is what you will need to make approx 350g.

(For a printer friendly version, see the recipe card at the end of this post)

  • 4 x Large Ripe Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Small Onion
  • 1 x Garlic Clove
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Handful of Fresh Coriander

 

Essential Equipment

  • Sharp Knife
  • Chopping Board
  • Small Bowl

 

First and foremost, let’s prep those veggies.

Quarter the tomatoes (4 x large) with a sharp knife on a chopping board then scrape out all the seeds.

A quartered tomato on a green chopping board with a sharp knife

Quartered and desseded tomatoes on a green chopping board

Next, chop them all into small pieces (about 1cm square) and place into a small bowl.

Diced desseded tomato in a silver bowl

Now peel and finely dice the onion (1/2 small) and mince the garlic (1 x clove).

Diced onion on a green chopping board with a sharp knife

Add them both into the bowl with the tomatoes.

Diced desseded tomato, diced onion and garlic in a silver bowl

Then add the olive oil (2 tbsp) and give everything a really thorough mix.

Diced desseded tomato, diced onion and garlic mixed together in a silver bowl

At this point, I implore you to cover it and place into the fridge for a few hours to allow those flavours to mellow and develop. Trust me, this is the secret weapon in making incredible tomato salsa!

Then, when you are ready to serve it, roughly chop some fresh coriander (handful) and mix it through the salsa.

Diced desseded tomato, diced onion and garlic mixed together in a silver bowl, topped with freshly chopped coriander

Diced desseded tomato, diced onion, garlic and coriander mixed together in a silver bowl

And there you have it! It’s as simple as that. Super fresh, super healthy and super delicious fresh tomato salsa. YUM! If you don’t use it all, it will keep covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Fresh tomato salsa in a white bowl with a spoon

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Fresh tomato salsa in a white bowl with a spoon

Fresh tomato salsa in a white bowl with a spoon

Super Easy Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe

Super Easy Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe

Yield: 350g
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Fresh, delicious and quick to prepare, this easy tomato salsa recipe is the perfect accompaniment for tacos, nachos, salads, sandwiches and so much more...

Ingredients

  • 4 x Large Ripe Tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
  • 1/2 Small Onion, finely diced
  • 1 x Garlic Clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Handful of Fresh Coriander, roughly chopped

Essential Equipment

  • Sharp Knife
  • Chopping Board
  • Small Bowl

Instructions

  1. Place the deseeded chopped tomatoes into a small bowl along with the diced onion, minced garlic and olive oil.
  2. Mix thoroughly then cover and place in the fridge to marinade for a few hours. (This let's the flavours mellow and develop.)
  3. Just before serving, add a handful of freshly chopped coriander and mix well.

Notes

This will keep covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 100Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information on kitchenmason.com should only be used as a general guideline, I am not a certified nutritionist. Please always check labels for allergens where applicable.

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2 thoughts on “Super Easy Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe”

  1. love me a fresh & easy tomato salsa! thanks so much for recommending my bean burritos, they sure make a nice team 🙂

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      Aww thanks Alena! Emma x

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