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Salsa fresca in a bowl on a cutting board with a knife, chopped veggies and tortilla chips

Salsa fresca

  • Author: Sachi
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Diabetic


This homemade salsa recipe is made with chunks of fresh juicy tomatoes, spicy jalapeños and scallions. Simply seasoned with vinegar and sea salt. This easy, tasty salsa is great as a dip or to add flavor to your favorite dishes.


  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 sprig cilantro


  1. Chop. Finely chop onions or scallions and place in a bowl that can hold about 2 cups of salsa.
  2. Season. Add a splash of vinegar or lime juice and a generous pinch of salt.
  3. Stir. Mix well to combine.
  4. Chop. Finely chop jalapeño (or other type of chili pepper)
  5. Chop. Rough chop tomatoes and add to bowl. Give it another stir to mix all the ingredients together.
  6. Garnish. Use fingers to break up bits of fresh cilantro leaves over the salsa. You can skip this step if you aren't a fan of cilantro or don't have any handy.
  7. Serve! If you are counting carbs, 8-10 tortilla chips are approximately 15 grams of carbs. Enjoy your chips and salsa!


  • Use any chili pepper you like. Serrano, jalapeño and habanero peppers are traditionally used.
  • Use any onion that you like. Feel free to swap scallions with whatever you have - white or red onions or shallots.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Chop
  • Cuisine: Mexican