Appetizers and Snacks, Recipes

Real Easy Salsa

This is a fresh, easy salsa that requires no cooking, tomato peeling, etc.
Gotta use up the cilantro before it bolts on me!


  • 4-5 medium, ripe tomatoes, chopped, seeds removed
  • 1/2 large Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (less if you’re not a big fan)
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped, seedy core removed
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped, veins and seeds removed
  • Juice of 2 small limes
  • salt to taste


In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. If you wish, you can pulse this a few times in the food processor, but do not over-process or it will get too watery. You may wish to taste test this first with 1/2 the jalapeno, then add more heat if needed. I did not add garlic to mine, but you can certainly add a minced clove if you wish.


6 thoughts on “Real Easy Salsa”

  1. Oooo! I make a fresh salsa very similar to this. I do add garlic, but sometimes the fresh onion AND fresh garlic can really leave you with some kickin’ breath! Never thought about adding cucumber, though! I’ll totally have to try that! My mom made some the other day with lemon instead of lime and it was just as good!

    1. Hi Jessica! Yes, we have used lemon too! And I had not thought of the cucumber either until I saw it used in a fresh salsa at my supermarket. It adds a nice, fresh crunch.

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