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A bowl of salsa fresca served with chips.

Salsa Fresca

This salsa fresca is a blend of diced ripe tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, cilantro and lime juice, all mixed together to make a light and refreshing dip or condiment. A quick and easy recipe that tastes so much better than store bought salsa, and always gets rave reviews.
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 25kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 1/2 cups diced Roma tomatoes cored and seeded
  • 1/3 cup white onion rinsed in cold water and finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno seeds and ribs removed, then minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt to taste


  • Place the Roma tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, lime juice and salt in a bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes to let the flavors blend. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for later use.



Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 132mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 12.1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.1mg