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Tomato Salsa

  • yield: Makes 2 cups


  • 2 ripe tomatoes (10 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper


For a hotter salsa, add more jalapenos to taste.


  1. Step 1

    Slice tomatoes in half, and scrape seeds into a bowl. Strain out seeds, and reserve liquid. Coarsely chop tomato halves.

  2. Step 2

    Place tomatoes, tomato liquid, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro in a bowl; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Martha Stewart Living, May 2000