The Best Salsa Fresca

fresh salsa

fresh salsa

salsa fresca

salsa fresca

Salsa Fresca


  • 4 medium-sized ripe tomatoes, very finely diced
  • 1/2  cup red onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced green chiles (from a can)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, at least 2 hours.

(makes 3 cups)



18 thoughts on “The Best Salsa Fresca

  1. Riss

    Mmmm… I have an abundance of tomatoes coming in and I thought just the other day that I need to make salsa… or gazpacho!

    I know what I’m doing as soon as the semester ends next week and I catch a few moments to breathe (and cook)!

  2. Johnny

    That looks absolutely fantastic!! Salsa Fresca is the perfect compliment to the tacos I’m having tonight!! :)

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Claire

    Speaking of fresca/o, have you ever made queso fresco? I tried it out a few months ago and it had, like, no flavor. This would obviously not be the case with salsa (YUM), but just curious as to your own south-of-the-border kitchen experiences.

  4. Taylor

    It looks so fresh and tasty!! Can’t wait until my tomatoes are finally ripe so I can make my own salsa too! I’m definitely saving this recipe for when the time comes :)

  5. Bee

    Mmm I LOVE fresh salsa! Also roasted salsa… The chicken in the previous post is sooo delish looking too… I’m excited for this week of Mexican recipes :)

  6. Jackie

    I just have to tell you I am SOO happy I found this blog (by me I mean stumbleupon)- i’ve already printed about 6 of your recipes but I’m not even looking for recipes anymore i’m just reading your posts! OMG hilarious


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