Best Homemade Salsa Recipe Ever For Fresh Tomato Salsa, GF

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One would think that making a delicious salsa recipe would be easy-peasy—not that many ingredients, not so hard to do.

But if that were really the case there wouldn’t be so many store-bought salsas in jars and plastic tubs out there that just don’t cut it.

So aside from controlling my own ingredients so that they’re vegan, organic, and gluten-free, I like the freedom of tweaking flavors and spices just so.

And that’s only possible with a homemade salsa recipe that you make from scratch.

And when you bring guacamole onboard, double-win.

Here’s why:

Avocados can also boost the absorption of the carotenoid phytonutrients in other vegetables, because carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, are fat soluble. . . . That means, if you eat tomatoes without some source of fat at the same meal—avocados, nuts, or seeds, for example—most of that bright red, beautiful lycopene will end up in the toilet bowl rather than your bloodstream. 

This fresh tomato salsa recipe is organic, plant-based, and gluten-free.

Fresh Salsa Recipe

Top view of fresh homemade salsa and chips.
The ingredients in fresh salsa are antioxidant-rich.

The fresh organic tomatoes in this salsa recipe are packed with nutrients like lycopene, quercetin, vitamin C. 

They also rock powerful antioxidants and flavonoids in addition to beta-carotene, potassium, and zinc.        

According to Harvard Health

Eating tomatoes and tomato products may help lower cholesterol and improve blood vessel function, according to a 2017 article in Atherosclerosis.

Ingredients (full recipe below):

  • Organic tomatoes.

  • Organic red onions. 

  • Organic cilantro. 

  • Organic garlic. 

  • Fresh lime juice. 

  • Jalapeno peppers. 

  • Organic cumin.

  • Organic bell peppers.

  • Pink salt and pepper. 

Notes on Kitchenware

If you haven’t invested yet in high-quality non-toxic kitchenware, it’s well worth it. Properly cared for it lasts a long time and supports health.

You can also recycle glass jars and non-toxic containers from products you already buy and use them as food storage containers — which helps the environment and your wallet.

Look for conscientious packaging (BPA & phthalate free, etc.) that you can reuse.

Homemade Salsa Recipe

Top view of tomatoes and herbs for homemade salsa.
Fresh organic salsa is bioactive.

The organic lime in salsa is excellent for health. 

According to this report:

Limes and other citrus fruits, such as lemons and oranges, contain a phytonutrient called hesperidin. This phytonutrient may increase blood flow, reducing the risk of stroke. Hesperidin may also help lower the digestion of fats. Other possible benefits of citrus fruits are protection against cerebrovascular disease and improvement in brain health.

Making your own lemon/lime juice blending whole fruits in their peels couldn’t be easier. Just add enough purified water and done. However don’t blend the limes in their peels for this recipe because it’s too bitter.

Top view of homemade fresh salsa with veggies and herbs.

Homemade Salsa Recipe
This recipe is organic, vegan, and gluten-free.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 10
Calories 20 kcal


  • 6 medium ripe organic tomatoes.
  • 1 small organic red onion finely chopped.
  • 1/4 cup organic fresh cilantro chopped.
  • 2 organic garlic cloves finely chopped.
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice or both.
  • 2 tablespoons organic Jalapeno peppers chopped (to taste).
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon organic ground cumin.
  • 1 teaspoon Celtic or pink salt and pepper to taste.


  • Lightly puree all the ingredients in the blender for a smooth salsa, or 1/2 – 3/4 for a chunkier version with some unblended.
  • You can mix fresh tomatoes with organic canned crushed tomatoes in this recipe (though fresh are preferred).
  • Some people like to simmer salsa for 15 minutes and cool. It can deepen the flavor and produces more lycopene, but reduces vitamin C and other nutrients. Heat also harms constituents in garlic.
  • Remove to bowl and add water as needed for preferred consistency.
  • Adjust to taste. For extra hot ramp peppers, cayenne.
  • Garnish salsa with cilantro sprigs, lemon/lime wedges, or pool into the center of homemade guacamole for a festive dip.
  • Store with plenty of lemon/lime in the fridge and eat within a week.


Serve salsa with guacamole for enhanced nutrients.


Calories: 20kcal
Keyword Best Salsa Recipe, Fresh Salsa Recipe, Homemade Salsa Recipe, Salsa Recipe
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