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Our absolute favorite fresh homemade salsa recipe ohsweetbasil.com 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 ohsweetbasil.com 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!


Do Grape And Cherry Tomatoes Taste Different?

Grape tomatoes are not quite as sweet as cherry tomatoes.

Grape tomatoes are meatier and contain less water.

Can Salsa Be Frozen?

Cooked salsa can be frozen.

Fresh salsa needs to be cooked before freezing.

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

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Fresh Homemade Salsa

4 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 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


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


Salsa should be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Nutrition Facts
Fresh Homemade Salsa
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 85mg4%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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

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    • It’s all about the variety of colors. They bring so much more flavor. 🙂

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