Fresh Salsa

Source: USDA What's Cooking

Serving size: 1/2 cup prepared salsa

Servings per recipe: 4 servings

Fresh tomatoes with jalapeno peppers, onions, and lime make this dish a light and easy summer time treat.

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2 tomatoes (chopped)

1/2 onion (chopped)
3 jalapeno chiles (finely chopped, seeded if desired)
1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 lime (juiced)


Mixing Bowl, cutting board and sharp knife, measuring cups and spoons


1. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients.

2. Serve or store salsa in refrigerator for up to three days in a covered plastic or glass container.

More About Tomatoes

How to Select

Choose plump tomatoes with smooth skins that are free from bruises, cracks, or blemishes.

How to Store

Store at room temperature away from direct sunlight. Use within 1 week after ripe. Tomatoes taste best if not refrigerated; refrigerate only if you can't use them before they spoil. Freeze or can for later use.

How to Prepare

Rinse in cold water. Chop or slice. Eat raw: Add to salads, sandwiches, and fresh sauces. Eat cooked: Steam, microwave, boil, sauté, stir-fry, roast, grill, braise, or simmer. Add to casseroles, soups, and stews. Chop, simmer and blend to make sauce for pizza, pasta, rice dishes, casseroles, salsa, and dips.