Homemade Salsa with Fresh Tomatoes

It is tomato season and with so many beautiful varieties in season, it is the perfect time of year to make homemade salsa. Did you know that there are over 7500 varieties of tomatoes? Tomatoes originated in South America and are actually a fruit, not a vegetable. Although commonly grown as an annual, tomatoes are actually a perennial that is high in lycopene.

Homemade salsa from the garden only takes minutes to make and you get to customize it to be as hot or mild as you prefer. This delicious salsa is a mixture of fresh tomatoes, cilantro, hot peppers, onions, and just a dash of cider vinegar and raw, local honey add a perfect hint of sweetness. Try your hand at fresh garden salsa and I bet you’ll be kicking the canned stuff straight to the curb.

Homemade Salsa with Fresh Tomatoes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican


  • 8 ounces fresh tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro or 1 teaspoon dried
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2-3 small hot habanero or jalapeño peppers I used 2 habaneros and 1 jalapeño for a super hot salsa, but you could use 1 green pepper if you prefer a mild salsa
  • drizzle of raw local honey


  • Finely dice tomato, onion and pepper and mix together in a bowl.
  • Combin vinegar, salt and lime and stir into tomato mixture. Toss with cilantro. If you enjoy a chunky salsa you're done. If you prefer a thicker, more blended salsa place half of the salsa in the blender and pulse a few times and then return the mixture to the salsa bowl.
  • Serve with tortilla chips or your favorite mexican dish.
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