five ingredient fresh salsa

5 Ingredient Fresh Salsa

Hello, hello. Although summer feels over, it’s not. And, I have proof in the form of regular sweat whenever I step outside.

So, although Ellie is back in school, my garden is in full production mode – which thankfully means regular batches of beautifully ripe Roma tomatoes. I’ve been using my stash to whip up tomato soup concentrate for the freezer (that I’m hoping will be delicious come fall). I’ve also been making a five ingredient salsa that only takes minutes to prepare if you have a food processor.

For this super simple fresh salsa recipe, tomatoes, onion and jalapeno are minimally chopped. Garlic is grated. Fresh lime juice and salt are sprinkled in, and voila – fresh tomato salsa. You can always up the spicy factor by leaving in the jalapeno’s seeds or putting in more than one. You could even add cilantro to the mix, if you’re feeling wild. But, no matter what you decide to put in it, I promise you’ll have fresh, bright tomato salsa ready in minutes.

5 Ingredient Fresh Salsa

Makes 1 1/2 to 2 cups. 


  • 5 ripe Roma tomatoes
  • 1 medium clove of garlic
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 of a yellow or Vidalia onion
  • 1/2 of a jalapeno
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


Quarter the Roma tomatoes and add them to the bowl of a food processor. Using a microplane, grate a clove of garlic over the tomatoes. Add half of diced onion, as well as a jalapeno that has been seeded and chopped (I remove the ribs too). Wash your hands to avoid burning your eyes. Then, squeeze in the juice from a lime and sprinkle in a 1/2 tsp of salt. Blend in the food processor until you’ve reached your desired consistency. This tastes best after a few hours in the fridge.

If you like more of a pico de gallo style salsa, this one is also deliciously simple. 



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