Homemade Fresh Tomato Salsa
A Side Dish Recipe for Weight Loss

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  • 10 Minutes
  • Serves 5
  • Easy
  • No Heat
Homemade Fresh Tomato Salsa

Recipe's Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
3 medium Tomatoes
1 small Green Bell Pepper
6 medium Green Onion with tops
3 cloves of Garlic
1 medium Jalapeño Chili
2 tablespoons chopped Cilantro - Fresh
2 tablespoons juice from Lime
1/2 teaspoon Salt
You can eat with
Flour Tortillas
Tortilla Chips

Nutritional information for Homemade Fresh Tomato Salsa

Saturated Fat

Homemade Fresh Tomato Salsa is a recipe for persons who are following a weight-loss diet, even keto. The taste is incredible and it can be eaten with any kind of chips.

Did you Know?

In 1991, sales of bottled salsa overtook ketchup, which came as a shock to many.


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Steps for Homemade Fresh Tomato Salsa

5 Minutes

Prepare the Vegetables

Place the bowl near your cutting board. After cutting or chopping each ingredient, add each one to the bowl. Cut the tomato crosswise in half and gently squeeze each half, cut side down, to remove the seeds. Chop the tomatoes.

1 Minute

How to cut the Green Bell Pepper

Cut the bell pepper lengthwise in half, and cut out seeds and membrane. Chop the bell pepper.

2 Minutes

Slice the Onion and Garlic

Peel and slice the green onions. Peel and finely chop the garlic.

1 Minute

Prepare the Jalapeño Chili

Cut the stem off the jalapeño chili, cut the chili lengthwise in half and scrape out the seeds. Cut the chili into strips, and then finely chop.

1 Hour

Mix them all and Refrigerate

Add the cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Mix with strength all the ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors but no longer than 3 days.


Serve the Homemade Fresh Tomato Salsa

Serve salsa with flour tortillas or tortilla chips or as an accompaniment to chicken, fish and other main dishes. Enjoy!

Additional Info for Homemade Fresh Tomato Salsa


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Homemade Fresh Tomato Salsa is a recipe for those who want to make everything in their kitchen. I have revamped the ingredients and their amounts and they can be used for weight-loss diets. Fresh, easy, and tasty, what is not to love?

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About Homemade Fresh Tomato Salsa

Because this salsa with tomatoes recipe is made with fresh ingredients, it will last as long as fresh tomatoes last. It’s best to eat it right after you prepare it. Chilled, the salsa should last about three days, no more. Fresh ingredients taste amazing, but they do not last long once they have been cut.

This is an easy recipe to do, needing only a few ingredients like three medium tomatoes, one small green bell pepper, six medium green onions with tops, three cloves of garlic, one medium jalapeño chili, two tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro, two tablespoons lime juice and half a teaspoon of salt. For more taste, I recommend trying this dish with flour tortillas or tortilla chips and watching a movie.



Who invented salsa food?

If you want to learn about historical foods, start with salsa. It is one of the oldest foods on earth, with thousands of recipe variations, and used in many ways by historical cooks. 

As per twistedtaco.com, salsa is traced back to the times of the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans. The native people created their own versions of salsa using tomatoes, chilies, and squash seeds, however “official discovery” to the rest of the world did not occur until after the Spaniards conquered Mexico in the 1500s.

Just imagine how old is salsa recipe if it is traced back to Aztecs and Mayans! Nowadays, salsa is a bit different, but the base ingredients are kept, and the flavor is almost the same. Next time you’ll eat salsa, think about its history.



Tomato Salsa supports weight loss

If you follow a slimming diet or a program based on a low-calorie or low-fat foods, salsa can help you in many ways. It can be included even in a keto diet!

Tomatoes are an appetite-suppressant “high-volume” food, meaning they have high amounts of water, air, and fiber. Tomatoes are definitely among the best fat-fighting foods, and if you want to lose belly fat,  “flatten” your stomach naturally, or lose some pounds, tomatoes will help you achieve that.

Jalapeños help you get slimmer by super-boosting your metabolism, increasing fat burn, and reducing your appetite. Several studies about capsaicin and other similar compounds called capsaicinoids show that it boosts metabolism by +/- 5% per day, making it easier to lose weight or burn belly fat.

Besides these two ingredients, my recipe for homemade tomato salsa also contains green bell pepper, garlic, green onion, and lime… each one of them supports a healthy lifestyle and has weight-loss features.



What kind of tomatoes do you use for homemade salsa?

Fresh homemade salsa is ideally made with firm tomatoes. You can prepare it with any kind of tomatoes but search for firm ones like Romas or Hothouse. Moreover, I suggest buying your veggies and fruits from local farmers for better taste and freshness.



Notes and Tips

  1. Essential Equipment: large bowl
  2. If you desire a hotter salsa, leave some of the seeds in the jalapeño chili.
  3. The flesh, ribs, and seeds of chilies contain irritating, burning oils. Wash hands and utensils in soapy water, and be especially careful not to rub your face or eyes until the oils have been washed away.


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