Homemade Tomato Salsa

Fresh tomatoes, cilantro and lime make this ready-in-minutes homemade tomato salsa the perfect side to your next taco night or Mexican fiesta!

Homemade Tomato Salsa |

A few weeks ago my husband and I went to the Nurnberg Easter Market to buy one thing and one thing only… A Nicer Dicer.

We’ve seen this chopping and dicing contraption at every market we’ve been to in Nurnberg and frankly, it was just time for us to bite the bullet and get one!

This dicer makes the perfect sized pieces of tomato for salsa.  It’s AMAZING.

It literally took my husband less than 15 minutes to prep all the ingredients and make this salsa.

I’ve also used the dicer to make the most delicious Mango Pineapple Salsa!!! You definitely need to check out that recipe!

Homemade Tomato Salsa |

Oh… and this salsa.  HEAVEN.  So much better than anything I’ve ever had from a jar.

My daughter wanted to put it on toasted baguettes like bruschetta (not a bad idea… just add basil!) and my son… well, he just ate it by the mouthful!

Homemade Tomato Salsa |

Even if you don’t have a Nicer Dicer, you can still make this salsa… it just might take a little bit longer, but I assure you it will be worth it.


Homemade Tomato Salsa

Homemade Tomato Salsa

Homemade Tomato Salsa

Yield: 5-6 cups
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 4 large tomatoes, diced very small
  • 1 large red onion, diced very small
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro, stems removed and chopped
  • 2 jalapenos, diced very small (leave seeds in if you want it HOT!)
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced very small
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • juice and zest of 1 large lime


  1. In a large bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, onion, jalapenos and garlic.
  2. Add the lime zest and the lime juice then toss to combine.
  3. Sprinkle the chili powder on and then the salt/pepper. Stir to combine. Taste to see if it needs more salt/pepper.
  4. Add the chopped cilantro leaves and fold together.
  5. Cover and chill for 1 hour to allow the flavors to come together.


  1. Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Wow! This is so pretty and colorful! Looks like your kids have the right idea with this tasty salsa!


  2. Erin+@+Miss+Scrambled+Egg

    Fresh salsa is the best. I love it in the summer with a glass of sangria. Nothing says happiness like fresh Mexican flavors. 🙂


  3. Jo

    Thank you, thank you for not using cumin or oregano. Anymore cumin is used in so much.


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