Overall Time Approx. 15 minutes
Dietary Dairy, and gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan
Tomato salsa is one of those delicious delicacies that you rarely have but when you do have it, it goes with all of those things that you love. Examples include breadsticks, and the likes of oven-baked tortilla chips that are often paired with grated cheddar cheese, sour cream & chive and a dollop or two of guacamole. Whilst yes, shop brought is usually very cheap it often tastes quite flavourless. Our homemade tomato salsa recipe, on the other hand, is so delicious that you will never buy it again and will search for other occasions that you can eat this condiment sauce.
Other occasions you could serve it at include barbecues, with chips, in wraps, tacos. Why do we love it? Because it has freshness from the cucumber and coriander, a zing from the lime, vinegar, a sweetness from the tomatoes and a slight spice from the garlic and black pepper! Mexican tomato salsa is also known as ‘Pico de Gallo or Salsa Fresca. Usually, authentic Mexican salsa is made similar with the addition of a jalapeno chilli pepper for a fiery twist on your nachos.
If you love chilli, then definitely add it as it will bring the flavour to life. If you have any leftover which is unlikely, you should store it in a glass jar and keep it in the fridge for 3-5 days for the best quality. The tomatoes that you use is not that important, and you can definitely make use of whatever is in your pantry. If you go shopping for tomatoes, you should choose those that are left on the vine as they will have full flavour. If you make this for friends and family that come to visit, they will definitely be impressed when they found out that it was homemade. They will likely also ask for the recipe!
- 10cm chunk of cucumber
- A handful of fresh cherry tomatoes or tinned diced tomatoes
- Juice from half a lime
- 1tbsp of vinegar (white wine vinegar or malt)
- A small handful of coriander
- 1 clove of garlic
- Sea salt and black pepper
- Cut cucumber into small cubes and place in a bowl
- Dice a handful of cherry tomatoes into quarters and add to the mix
- Add finely chopped garlic
- Add chopped coriander
- Squeeze half a lime into the mixture, add vinegar
- Add a pinch of sea salt and black pepper
- Mix well, and serve!
Salsa is commonly served with tortilla chips, but it is not limited to just that. It can also be served with pitta bread, meat, pasta, eggs, fish, grilled vegetables such as sweet potato, aubergine, onion rings, and much more. I like to eat this salsa with flatbread, guacamole, and a homemade garlic mayo aioli, hummus, and tzatziki.
This tomato salsa recipe is very easy to make and is so delicious. You have stumbled upon a real gem, this is the best. A great little hack if you want to add a little sweetness to your salsa, is add about a tablespoon of tomato ketchup to it once its finished and mix well.