Tomato Salsa (Salsa Cruda)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

Taken from The Best International Recipe, posted for safekeeping. Tastes best the day it is made.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set a large colander in a large bowl.
  2. Place the tomatoes in the colander and let them drain for 30 minutes.
  3. As the tomatoes drain, layer the jalapeno, onion, garlic, and cilantro on top.
  4. Shake the colander to drain off the excess tomato juice; discard the juice and wipe out the bowl.
  5. Transfer the contents of the colander to the now-empty bowl.
  6. Add the salt, pepper, and 2 teaspoons of the lime juice and toss to combine.
  7. Season with the minced jalapeno seeds, sugar, and additional lime juice to taste and serve.


Most Helpful

This salsa is terrific! Thank you for sharing!

frenzylindsey December 06, 2012

Very tasty! Had to make two adjustments based on availability: used 1 15-oz. can of fire-roasted tomatoes (ours from the garden aren't ready yet and the store-bought ones are terrible), and substituted two small serranos for one large jalapeno. Will definitely fix again -- likely double the recipe!

l'ecole July 28, 2012

It's so refreshing! It's so much better than regular salsa you buy at the grocery store including fresh one. My kids usually never eat fresh tomatos but they said it's good.

kimsdream January 20, 2009

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