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in the centre, large round black bowl of salsa, small round bowl of tomatoes and lime and a container of Perino tomatoes, sitting on a white marble bench.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

This easy to prepare Fresh Tomato Salsa is a staple in my home. It is a simple salsa which is made in 15 minutes or less. Using Perino Grape Tomatoes for their naturally sweet, one of a kind flavour, this salsa is delicious served with homemade guacamole, corn chips and so much more.
Course Appetiser, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine International
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 48kcal
Author Alexandra


For the Fresh Tomato Salsa:

  • 600 g (3 cups chopped) Perino Grape Tomatoes See Note 1
  • 1 small red/purple onion See Note 2
  • ½ - 1 jalapeno See Note 3
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander/cilantro leaves - finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice - freshly squeezed See Note 4
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste

Serving Suggestions:

  • corn chips, guacamole, sour cream etc.


  • Cut the tomatoes in quarters and add to a medium size bowl.
  • Peel and finely chop the red onion and add it to the tomato.
  • Cut the jalapeno chilli in half and remove the seeds if less heat is required, then finely slice the chilli.
  • Next, add finely chopped coriander/cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, sea salt and pepper. Toss together and check that the seasoning is to your taste. Serve immediately.
  • If not serving immediately, add the salt just before serving. If added in advance, the salt will draw moisture from the ingredients and the salsa will become watery. Just cover and set aside for a short time to let the flavours develop.
    The salsa will have the best flavour when served at room temperature. Refrigerating tomatoes dulls their flavour.


  1. I have used Perino Grape Tomatoes for this recipe. Tomatoes are best enjoyed at room temperature, as refrigeration can dull their flavour.
  2. You could also use a brown/yellow onion or spring onion if you prefer.
  3. Omit the jalapeno if you do not like the heat, or add more to taste if you prefer it spicy. Alternatively, you could use a green pepper.
  4. Ensure you use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best flavour.
  5. Ensure you season the Fresh Tomato Salsa to taste - add additional salt, pepper or lime juice until your ideal taste is achieved.
  6. Please note, the nutritional information is based on the Fresh Tomato Salsa being enjoyed as an appetiser. It would serve 4 people if used as a side dish. The nutritional information is an estimate only.
  7. Love salsa? Try our Fresh Peach Salsa or White Bean Salsa also. 


Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 871IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg