Fresh California Salsa

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A refreshing, spicy salsa recipe with tomatoes, jalapeños, onion, and cilantro. Jalapeño peppers vary in heat, so it is important to taste the salsa to ensure you do not make it too hot to handle. It’s very popular and requested at potlucks. Serve with tortilla chips.


  • 4 large tomatoes, diced
  • ½ large onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ⅔ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • salt to taste


In a small mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice. Add 2 teaspoons minced jalapeños; taste to see how hot it is, then add more if desired. Season with salt to taste. Enjoy!

Prep time: 15 mins / Cooking time: – / Total time: 15 mins

Serving: 16 / Yield:

Calories: 12.1

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