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Chopped Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe

Staff Writer

Serve this salsa Mexicana, also known as pico de gallo, alone with corn chips or as a party of a custom guacamole bar.

Deliver Ingredients


  • ½ medium white onion, chopped into ¼-inch pieces
  • 1-2 serranos or 1 small jalapeño, to taste, stemmed, seeded (if you wish), and finely chopped
  • 12 ounces (about 2 medium-small round or 4-5 plum) red-ripe tomatoes, chopped into ¼-inch pieces
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons loosely packed, chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, to taste


Scoop the onion into a strainer, rinse under cold tap water, shake off the excess and transfer to a medium bowl. Add enough serranos to your liking, as well as the tomatoes, cilantro, and lime. Stir well, taste and season with salt, usually about ½ teaspoon. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

Tomato Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Tomato Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.