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Tomato Salsa Recipe

Tomato Salsa Recipe

This Tomato Salsa Recipe is the perfect addition to your Taco Tuesday. It’s an easy recipe that comes together fast and has so much flavor. You are going to love it.

Our Tomato Salsa Recipe is reminiscent of the restaurant salsas at a Mexican restaurant that are addicting from the first bite until your entrees finally arrive. We combine fresh tomatoes with canned tomatoes for a perfect balance of that fresh, tangy and sweet flavors. Fresh tomatoes can be unreliable, sometimes sweeter than others so the combination really works. 

This salsa recipe gets its classic Mexican flavor with green chili, loads of cilantro and a hint of heat from hot sauce and a jalapeno. However you can adjust the heat according to your tolerance.

What is about salsa and chips that just kind of feeds the soul. We love serving our salsa with Old Florida chips but any chip goes. The biggest problem you are going to have is saving room for the main dish.

We highly suggest making this at your next taco night. It’s light and fresh and will just bring a little something extra to your table. Round out your next taco night with our:

Abuela’s Guacamole


Salmon Tacos

Tomato Salsa Recipe

Recipe by Abuelas Cuban CounterCourse: Appetizers


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  • 2 tomatoes, cored and seeded

  • 1 can of diced tomatoes 

  • 1 can green chiles 

  • Juice of 2 limes

  • ½ cup of cilantro, leaves only

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • ½ red onion, diced

  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

  • Salt and freshly cracked pepper

  • Optional – 2 tablespoons of hot sauce, 1 seeded serrano pepper

  • Garnish with cilantro and more hot sauce to taste. 


  • In a food processor add the fresh tomatoes that have been cored and seeded, garlic, onion, cilantro, red onion, half of the canned tomatoes and the seeded serrano pepper if you are using.
  • Pulse 8-10 times until everything is incorporated. Be sure the pieces of garlic are minced. Pour out half of the mixture into a large glass bowl and set aside. 
  • Then add the remaining canned tomatoes into the food processor. Pulse another 12-15 times. This time it will be a little more smooth.
  • Add everything into the bowl with the first mixture. 
  • Add green onion, lime juice, salt, freshly cracked pepper and hot sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Let the salsa sit for 10 minutes then taste it again and adjust the seasoning to your preference.
  • The salsa will keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.