How to Make Homemade Salsa

Homemade salsa in a glass dish, surrounded by ingredients


A Simple Way to Add Freshness to Your Dinner

As a busy mom, you're likely always looking for ways to speed up dinner prep. While opening up a jar of salsa on taco night certainly helps, you can easily chop up tomatoes, onions and peppers and make a quick and healthy salsa from scratch. Homemade salsa not only adds color to the dinner plate, but also will win you points for added nutrition.

This tomato-based salsa recipe, traditionally called pico de gallo, is simple and fresh.

Total Time: 15 minutes | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Serves: 12


  • 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup diced white onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.