Mexican Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe with Onion, Salt and Cumin

Fresh Tomato Salsa I

Mexican Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe with Onion, Salt and Cumin
Region / culture: Mexico | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 4


Fresh Tomato Salsa I
Fresh Tomato Salsa I

Fresh Tomato Salsa I is a simple and delicious recipe that is perfect for summer gatherings or as a topping for your favorite dishes. This salsa is bursting with flavor and can be customized to suit your taste preferences.


Tomato salsa has been a staple in Mexican cuisine for centuries. The combination of fresh tomatoes, onions, and spices creates a versatile condiment that can be used in a variety of dishes.


How to prepare

  1. Combine tomatoes and onions.
  2. Season with salt, pepper, and a dash of cumin to taste.


  • You can customize this salsa by adding ingredients such as corn, black beans, avocado, or mango for a unique twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

For the best flavor, use ripe tomatoes and onions. You can also add chopped cilantro or jalapenos for an extra kick of flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Fresh Tomato Salsa I with tortilla chips, tacos, grilled meats, or as a topping for salads.

Cooking Techniques

This salsa is best when made fresh, but you can also refrigerate it for up to 2 days.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have fresh tomatoes, you can use canned diced tomatoes instead. You can also use red or white onions in place of yellow onions.

Make Ahead Tips

You can chop the tomatoes and onions ahead of time and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Fresh Tomato Salsa I in a colorful bowl or hollowed-out bell pepper for a festive presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

This salsa pairs well with grilled chicken, fish tacos, or as a topping for scrambled eggs.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover salsa in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Fresh Tomato Salsa I contains approximately 20 calories.


Each serving of Fresh Tomato Salsa I contains approximately 5 grams of carbohydrates.


This salsa is low in fat, with less than 1 gram of fat per serving.


Fresh Tomato Salsa I contains minimal protein, with less than 1 gram per serving.

Vitamins and minerals

Tomatoes are a great source of vitamin C, potassium, and folate. Onions also provide a good amount of vitamin C and fiber.


This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free. However, if you have a sensitivity to onions or tomatoes, you may need to avoid this recipe.


Fresh Tomato Salsa I is a low-calorie, nutrient-rich condiment that can be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet.


Fresh Tomato Salsa I is a versatile and flavorful condiment that is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. Enjoy this salsa with your favorite dishes for a burst of fresh flavor.

How did I get this recipe?

I can still remember the exact moment I discovered this recipe for Fresh Tomato Salsa. It was a warm summer day, the sun was shining brightly, and the smell of fresh tomatoes wafted through the air. I was visiting my friend Maria, who lived on a small farm just outside of town. She had a beautiful garden filled with all sorts of vegetables, and that day she had just picked a basket full of ripe tomatoes.

As we sat on her porch, sipping lemonade and chatting, Maria suddenly jumped up and exclaimed, "Let's make some salsa with these tomatoes!" I had never made salsa before, but I was always eager to learn new recipes, so I eagerly agreed. Maria led me to her kitchen, where she pulled out a cutting board, a sharp knife, and a few simple ingredients.

She began by chopping the tomatoes into small pieces, their juice dripping onto the cutting board. She then added some finely diced onions, a handful of chopped cilantro, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and a pinch of salt. She mixed everything together in a bowl and handed me a tortilla chip to taste.

The salsa was incredible - fresh, tangy, and bursting with flavor. I couldn't believe how something so simple could taste so delicious. Maria explained that this recipe had been passed down in her family for generations, and she was happy to share it with me.

From that day on, Fresh Tomato Salsa became a staple in my kitchen. I made it for family gatherings, picnics with friends, and even just for myself on a lazy afternoon. Every time I made it, I thought of Maria and that sunny summer day on her farm.

But as the years went by, I began to experiment with the recipe, adding my own twists and variations. I started roasting the tomatoes before chopping them, which added a smoky depth to the salsa. I also threw in some diced jalapenos for a spicy kick, and a splash of vinegar for extra tang.

My family and friends raved about my version of Fresh Tomato Salsa, and soon it became my signature dish. People would come over just to taste it, and I loved sharing the recipe with anyone who asked. I felt proud to have taken a traditional family recipe and made it my own.

One day, my granddaughter came over for a visit and asked me to teach her how to make Fresh Tomato Salsa. I was thrilled to pass on the recipe to her, just as Maria had done for me all those years ago. We spent the afternoon chopping, mixing, and tasting, and I watched as my granddaughter's eyes lit up with joy at her first bite of the salsa.

As we sat together, enjoying our homemade salsa, I realized that this recipe had become more than just a dish - it was a connection to the past, a link to the generations of cooks who had come before me. It was a reminder of the power of food to bring people together, to create memories, and to keep traditions alive.

And so, as I sat on my porch, sipping lemonade and watching the sun set, I felt grateful for that fateful day on Maria's farm, where I had discovered the recipe for Fresh Tomato Salsa. It had brought me joy, laughter, and a sense of belonging. And for that, I would always be grateful.


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