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salsa fresca with tortilla chip

Easy Salsa Fresca

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  • Author: Jen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 cups 1x
  • Category: Sauces
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This salsa fresca is the best salsa I've ever had! With only 6 ingredients, this Salsa Fresca recipe is easy to prepare, chock full of veggies and fits many dietary preferences. It is paleo, Whole30 compliant, vegan and low carb.


  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeño (with or without seeds depending on your spice preference)
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp kosher salt (I add a little more than this for my salt preference but start here and see what works best for you)


  1. Add your onion to the food processor and pulse until finely chopped
  2. Next, add in your tomatoes and pulse with the onion until you get a chunky pulp-like texture
  3. Add cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice and kosher salt. Pulse several times until salsa is well mixed and desired texture is reached.
  4. Taste test your salsa to see if you need any more lime or salt. Store in a bowl with a lid and leave in the refrigerator for a couple hours to allow the flavors to mesh together.
  5. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips!


*leave out jalapeño seeds for less spice

*nutrition information calculated for the entire recipe


  • Calories: 132
  • Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 30
  • Fiber: 7
  • Protein: 4.6