Cooking at Home - Salsa Fresca

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Published Saturday, June 18, 2022

Makes: 7 servings

A great summer treat to make when our garden is bursting with tomatoes and jalapeno peppers. Enjoy over eggs, meat, fish, tofu, or with whole grain chips.


  • 5 tomatoes (medium)
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 red onion (medium)
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice (fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro (fresh, leaves)


  1. Wash the vegetables. Cut the tomatoes into 1/2-inch pieces and put into a medium bowl. Because they can burn the skin, an adult should seed and mince the jalapenos and add them to the tomatoes.
  2. Peel the garlic and mince. Peel the onion and cut into 1/4-inch pieces. Add the onion and garlic to the tomato mixture.
  3. Stir in the lime juice, salt and pepper. Chop the cilantro and stir only until combined.

Source: Cooking with Kids New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup prepared salsa, 1/7 of recipe (104g)



Total Calories


Total Fat

0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g


0 mg


171 mg


5 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

3 g

Added Sugars included

0 g


1 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


13 mg


0 mg


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