This easy cherry tomato salsa recipe comes together in minutes and tastes totally delicious. The sweetness from the cherry tomatoes makes this salsa totally irresistible and perfect with salty chips!
What is Cherry Tomato Salsa
Cherry Tomato Salsa is a vibrant, zesty concoction that dances on your palate like a summertime fiesta!
Bursting with the juicy sweetness of cherry tomatoes paired with a kick of jalapeño heat, this salsa finds harmony with fresh cilantro, tangy lime, and a hint of crunchy red onion.
It's a fresh, colorful celebration in a bowl, perfect for dipping, drizzling, or devouring straight up, and every bite feels like a joyful toast to the very best of al fresco flavors.
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Cherry Tomatoes - Any style tomato will work!
- Red Onion - Feel free to swap red onion for white, sweet, or yellow onion.
- Cilantro - No real sub for cilantro. If you don't like it, just leave it out.
- Lime - Fresh lime juice is best but lemon can work if you're in a pinch.
- Kosher Salt - Any kind of salt will work in place of kosher salt.
- Olive oil - This is just a tiny bit of fat to balance out the dish. You can absolutely swap it for another oil of your choice.
- Jalapenos - If fresh are too hot for ya or you don't get along with them, try using pickled jalapenos or just leave them off completely.
How to make it
Making cherry tomato salsa is super easy!
Basically just chop everything up and throw it in a bowl and stir it up.
Season with more salt and lime juice to taste before serving.
What goes with Cherry Tomato Salsa
Frequently asked questions
Can you leave the skins on tomatoes when making salsa?
Absolutely. Leaving the skins on tomatoes gives your salsa a rustic charm and a burst of fresh flavor that's pure magic.
Why did my salsa turn to jelly?
Don't worry, it just sounds like your salsa turned into a jiggly surprise because of the natural pectins found in tomatoes and other fruits concentrating. Give it a good stir while it’s chilling to break up that salsa dance party into a smoother groove.
What kind of salt is best for salsa?
Darlings, when whipping up that sassy salsa, opt for kosher salt—it has that flaky texture and pure flavor to elevate each zesty bite to perfection. Plus, it makes food taste more like food rather than salt!
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Cherry Tomato Salsa
- Add all ingredients to a serving bowl and toss together.
- Season with more salt and lime juice to taste if needed.