Salsa Fresca Recipe How-To Video

Salsa Fresca Recipe How-To Video

Annalisa shows us how to make Salsa Fresca! Compared to what you would find in the store, this salsa has no preservatives, low sodium, and it’s fresh! This recipe is a great way to re-use old jars and reduce the waste from packaging. Check out this recipe at https://eatfresh.org/recipe/snacks/salsa-fresca.

Ingredients (Serves 4):

  • 1 bunch Fresh Cilantro chopped, stems included
  • 1 Red Onion small, chopped
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper chopped 
  • Hot Sauce to taste, optional or 1 Hot Pepper to taste, optional
  • 6 Plum Tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil Salt to taste


  1. Roughly chop the cilantro. Cut the onion and peppers into large pieces. Process in a blender until coarsely chopped.
  2. Quarter the tomatoes. Add, along with remaining ingredients and pulse until the mixture is chopped into small pieces.
  3. Serve immediately, or cover and chill for up to three days.

Chef’s Tip: Prepare this without a blender by chopping everything finely with a knife and grating the tomatoes on the large holes of a grater (over a bowl so you catch the juices!).