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Fresh Salsa Roja

This Fresh Salsa Roja (Salsa Fresca) is a must-try recipe for a variety of reasons. For starters, it is incredibly versatile, as it can be served alongside grilled meats, fried fish, tacos, crispy taquitos, and many other Mexican dishes.
Course Salsas
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 140kcal


  • lb. Ripe Tomatoes About 3 large tomatoes or 5 Roma tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped onion about ¼ of a medium onion
  • 2 Jalapeño peppers chopped
  • 1 garlic clove small
  • cup Cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons onion finely chopped (for garnishing)
  • Salt to taste


  • Roughly chop the tomatoes, onion, and peppers to get them ready for the blender.
  • Place the garlic, chopped tomatoes, onion, and peppers into the blender. Process for about one minute or less until you have a salsa that still has some texture to it.
  • Place the salsa in a large bowl, season with salt, and stir well. Garnish with the chopped cilantro and onion. Enjoy your salsa. You will never buy store-bought salsa again!


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 1472mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 5385IU | Vitamin C: 118mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg