Fresh Homemade Salsa


Our absolute favorite fresh homemade salsa recipe Mexican, cilantro, paleo, whole 30, gluten-free, dairy-free


Does your Costco sells those tubs of heirloom tomatoes? The little ones? Ours does and I adore them as does Cade. We love fresh anything and the other night while Cade was out working on the yard I decided to wing it and make my own salsa with those pretty babies. I love that each little tomatoes has a slightly different taste so your salsa is extra fresh and flavorful without you doing anything other than chopping. I think I’m in love with this fresh homemade salsa and you will soon feel the same.


The key to any salsa is really fresh cilantro in my opinion. It takes everything to a new level. We added a little lime juice, chopped onion, garlic, cilantro to brighten it all up and a touch of chili flakes and cumin to bring us back to the barely spicy, munching on chips and salsa at the beach in Mexican flavor.


Our absolute favorite fresh homemade salsa recipe Mexican, cilantro, paleo, whole 30, gluten-free, dairy-free


I know you aren’t supposed to let everything sit as the juices run, but I did. I let it sit on the counter for almost two hours. Though I did wait until serving to add the salt as it just pulls even more moisture out and I didn’t want this to be salsa soup. Although… I bet I could make a salsa soup that would be pretty darn tasty!


Is Salsa Good for a Cold?

Salsa Could help with a could.

It is filled with good stuff: immunity-boosting vitamin C and phytochemicals, for instance.

And the spiciness works wonders in clearing out a stuffy nose (if only temporarily).



Is It Safe to Eat Salsa When Pregnant?

Yes, you can eat salsa when pregnant.

Bear in mind that heartburn can be more prevalent during pregnancy, and the spices in salsa could cause heartburn.


How Long Will Homemade Salsa Keep?

Homemade salsa will keep for about one week.

You should keep homemade salsa in an airtight container in the refrigerator.



Fresh Homemade Salsa

Fresh Homemade Salsa


  • 2-3 Cups Variety of Grape or Small tomatoes, red, yellow, sun burst, heirloom purple etc, chopped
  • 1/2-1 Whole Lime, juiced
  • 2 Small Cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/3 Cup Onion, minced
  • 1/3 Cup Cilantro, chopped
  • Dash of Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. In a small bowl, toss the tomatoes, lime juice, garlic, onion, cilantro, red pepper flakes and cumin together.
  2. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Drain any juices you don’t want and season well with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 78 Calories
  • Total Fat: 0.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.4g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Sugar: 15.4g
  • Protein: 1.1g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

Our absolute favorite fresh homemade salsa recipe Mexican, cilantro, paleo, whole 30, gluten-free, dairy-free

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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2 comments on “Fresh Homemade Salsa”

  1. Sounds good and looks good….will have to give it a try with the grape tomatoes….I usually use Roma tomatoes or fresh tomatoes… salsa…..