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Salsa Fresca Recipe

Salsa Fresca Recipe

Mary Smith |

Heirloom Tomatoes are quite possibly my favorite crop to grow.

For Salsa Fresca, homegrown, heirloom tomatoes absolutely take the recipe to the next level.



What is Salsa Fresca?

If you didn't grow up eating this delicious condiment (or even a snack for me) then you might need an explanation. Salsa Fresca refers to a salsa made with fresh ingredients rather than cooked ingredients.

Simple ingredients include tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapeno and lime juice. For a spicier salsa, I like to use Serrano or Yellow Scotch Bonnets.

In just a few minutes, you can have this delicious salsa ready for your next meal. Below is a recipe that I use and sometimes "tweek" depending on what I have on hand.

I love using San Marzano Tomatoes because they are so versatile and firm.




2 cups diced San Marzano tomatoes, chopped

(roughly 1 pound depending on what you're using)

1/2 a white onion, chopped

2 Jalapenos or 2 Serrano peppers

1/4 cup cilantro

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

salt to taste (approx 1 teaspoon)



Start by cutting up all your vegetables into small pieces.

Place the tomato, jalapeno or a spicier pepper, onion, jalapeno, cilantro and lime juice in a bowl. Add salt.

Stir to combine. Let the salsa sit for a few minutes for the flavors to combine. I usually put my salsa fresca in the refrigerator to cool.



Serve with chips, tacos or whatever you like to eat with salsa. I love using the spicy version on top of home-raised eggs. Yum!

I hope you enjoyed another simple to make, healthy harvest recipe!


If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask!
Email: mary@marysheirloomseeds.com



Perfect timing.I picked all the maters on my 5 “winter” plants because of a maybe frost zone 10a . Now I need to do something with them today :) No frost so far. Our last frost/freeze is ALWAYS Daytona Bikeweek. LOL Its is suppose to be Feb 15 but every Bikeweek we get a cold snap first to second week of March..So enjoy your videos. GREAT germination on all seeds I’ve got from you.

evelyn ,

Please let me know how to get in touch to get some of your wonderful seed would love to go my own again niw thatvi have a place to do it.
Thank you


It’s also a feast for the eyes with how much the fresh ingredients pop. An Italian, say, cousin with an eye-catching presentation is a combination of tomatoes, feta, and basil with a drizzle of olive oil. Of course, that can be used as a foundation to add other favorites from the garden.

Mary Ann Michelletti ,

I am waiting for my tomatos to put on some fruit! I hope I get a lot, because I eat a ton of salsa, and plan to make salsa!

Stephanie Shank,

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