Fresh Cherry Tomato Salsa

During the summer, I love to make fresh salsa. We don’t have fresh tomatoes from our garden yet, and we’ve only had a few tomatoes from the CSA. So, I picked up a pint of organic cherry tomatoes at the store to make some salsa.  I’ve never made salsa with cherry tomatoes before, but it seemed like a good idea to me. I love the sweetness of cherry tomatoes, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong.

This is a really basic salsa recipe, but it is delicious. If you want to jazz it up a bit, it would be great with some roasted corn or black beans. I’m sure I’ll be making other versions throughout the summer and incorporating lots of new ingredients… But for now, here’s my standard recipe. It’s delicious with organic blue corn chips!

Cherry Tomato Salsa

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Kosher salt

Toss the cherry tomatoes, red onion, and jalapeño together in a small mixing bowl. Squeeze the lemon juice over the mixture, and stir in the fresh cilantro. Season to taste with salt.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes prior to serving.

22 Responses to Fresh Cherry Tomato Salsa

  1. I love homemade salsa so much. I have been so spoiled by it that I can barely take salsa from a jar anymore!

  2. Homemade salsa is probably one of my favorite summer snacks because it’s easy to make, tastes great, and I get to get rid of all of the extra tomatoes that we always have! Great post! :)

  3. I’ve not used cherry tomatoes in salsa before, but what a good idea! Especially since mine are loaded with handfuls of tiny, ripe ones right now. This is very similar to my pico de gallo recipe, except that I use lime in place of the lemon. Delicious!

  4. Joy says:

    That looks great. I love fresh salsa.

  5. Mags says:

    I absolutely cannot wait until our garden tomatoes are ripe so I can make homemade salsa (without the cilantro, of course…LOL)

  6. Eliana says:

    Sometimes simple is best. It looks delicious Jen.

  7. Sarah says:

    simple ingredients. Yum. I bet the sweetness of the cherry tomatoes makes this quite delicious!

  8. jenn says:

    This salsa has my name written all over it. I’ just saying. hehehe…

  9. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Mmmmm salsa. How delicious! During the summer in high school my best friend and I would make salsa almost every weekend.

  10. Laura says:

    Love fresh salsa! Beautiful picture!

  11. LOVE fresh salsa for snacking and for eating with proteins for a main dish. Lovely.

  12. These are just beautiful!

  13. maria says:

    Thumbs up on this one:) Love it!

  14. Absolutely perfect for summer :-)

  15. m smitty says:

    Sounds really good but I think I might need a little more jalapeno!!

  16. Mei Teng says:

    Tasty looking salsa. Would go very nicely with grilled meat.

  17. Lavinia says:

    Have you tried freezing or canning your recipe? I have loads of cherry tomatoes!

  18. Maddie says:

    I have cherry tomatoes galore this year. I made salsa for friends and neighbors and now want to know how long the salsa will last refrigerated. And is it freezable?

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