Salsa Fresca

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
15 min

Yield:
2 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 8 cilantro sprigs, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients together. Toss thoroughly. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.


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This was very yummy - my first time making fresh salsa and I loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this!! I used 1/2 of the olive oil, just because I personally don't need that many calories in anything. I also added another jalapeno, but I think this is just because my jalapenos were weak this go round. I was very skeptical about the olive oil so waited to add it until last, but I loved it. It really does bring the flavors together and gives the salsa a better consistency. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love the freshness and versatility of this recipe. We add items orleave items out as we have them. You can also adjust the heat to your level by adding more jalepenos. We like to leave the oil out for a healthier option since the tomatoes are fresh from the garden. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used a half clove of garlic and half of a lime. Loved it and will make again. It was really runny but I like my salsa that way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with the other reviews, reduce the olive oil. I wish I would have read these before making the recipe. Mine had too much liquid, but it was very flavorful - just what I was looking for. I used it on beef & chicken tacos with a little sour cream and queso fresco last night and then as salsa with chips today. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This a great recipe! I used half of the jalapeno and a little less garlic than recommended. I was concerned about the olive oil, but it tasted great. I also used only the cilantro leaves and I added some freshly ground black pepper. I will absolutely make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I used only a little bit of olive oil. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy & so delicious! Way better than anything you can buy & it took less time to make than a trip to the store to buy!!! Thank you Tyler for sharing, your recipes are always amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious. Tastes very fresh and bright thanks to the lime and cilantro. Used fresh tomatoes from the garden which added its own sweetness to the salsa. I agree with others that you can decrease olive oil or omit it( it's really a personal preference. I used 1/4c and it was sufficient. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great use for season fresh tomatoes and cilantro. I omitted the olive oil completely and added a tsp. of sugar to enhance those sweet delicious tomatoes. Makes a tasty dip when drained and combined with a cup of sour cream and a half cup of shredded cheddar cheese. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Found this to be very easy and tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty. I would use a tad less olive oil though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and yummy.. the best!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty and easy recipe!! I made a few changes and it was even better!! I used 6 roma tomatoes, added a whole mango, added a little more cilantro and reduced the jalepeno to a half (I do not like hot salsa). I put everything into the food processor and gave it a few zaps and it was perfect! I loved the big garlic flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best salsa in the world! I was afraid we would be late to a party because of making the salsa, but we were early! It tastes authentic and is not too spicy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
As first time salsa-makers, my husband had me search for a recipe. I love Tyler's style, so I looked to see if he had any. With the previous reviews this one received, I was a little skeptical. However, given the fact that all of ours was gone within a day, I have no need to look for any other recipe. it has all of the ingredients we like, I enjoy the taste of the oil in it and feel it's necessary, and it's inexpensive, especially if we use what's harvested from our garden. The only thing we changed: wwe pureed half of the tomatoes and all of the jalapeno. We liked the consistency better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this 1/2 hr ago. Good, but next time I will cut back the garlic to 1 large or 2 small cloves. And I used 2 TBL evoo and it had a nice smooth finish without too much fat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
didn't take long for this salsa to disappear LOVE IT item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was very apprehensive of this recipe as it called for olive oil but man it is GOOD. even the 4 year old loved it. don't let the oil put you off. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am of Mexican heritage and I enjoyed this simple yet tasty salsa fresca. I am using it tonight with grilled salmon. Since I didn't have olive oil I used what I had in the pantry. A dash of canola oil...it mellows out the ingredience and brings another layer of flavor. Great Stuff item not reviewed by moderator and published
I lived in San Diego, Ca for 16 Years now. As you know San Diego is Next to Mexico. So Salsa Fresca is a Staple food at Taco Shops and restaurants. I have known Many Mexican friends. They have given me the basic recipe for Salsa Fresca. It is pretty much the same as Tyler's. The Pepper I used was a Serrano pepper. A bit more heat and more authentic flavor. But the Olive oil is not part of what I add or was told to add. Basically you have taken a 100% Fat free food and added FAT. I'm sure it tastes good. But as for an authentic Mexican Salsa I would not add the Olive oil. And... If you take 5 ripe Avocados and add some of that Salsa to those you will have terrific Guacamole! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have to totally disagree with the olive oil naysayers, especially the one who said this is a disgusting recipe. I noticed on the reviews their are way more of us giving it 4-5 stars than the people who don't like it! anyway, I love this recipe and whenever I serve it to guests it's always a big hit, it's always runs out so I double the recipe. The olive oil can be adjusted but I think it's fine as is and it brings all the ingredients together nicely. I also love garlic so the amount is no problem for me, but again as with the peppers and oil one can adjust to one's preferences. Also not using salt as one reviewer suggested is ridiculous unless you have dietary concerns because anyone with a palate knows salt enhances the flavor of just about anything! The use of oil may not be traditional, but that is what being a chef and innovation is all about, thanks Tyler for another fantastic recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a good basic recipe, but the garlic was way too overpowering. I would suggest one clove of garlic instead of 3 cloves. I also did not add the oil as that is just too weird for salsa. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oilive oil?? What a disgusting recipe for a supposedly "fresca" salsa This is a great salsa: 8 medium tomatoes 2 medium "sweet" onions. 2 bunches of FRESH cilantro (only leaves - no stems - clean thoroughly) 1/2 clove garlic 1 lime NO SALT (totally unnecessary unless you really want high blood pressure) 1/4 cup quality balsamic vinegar 1-2 Jalapenos (adjust heat for personal taste - I like it hot) Dice tomatoes and onions to 1/8-1/4" pieces. (Choppers work well). Finely chop the cilantro and Jalapeno. I use a garlic press for the garlic, but finely chopped garlic works too. Can cut recipe in half, but you'll be amazed how quickly this salsa disappears. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I actually came across Tyler Florence's salsa fresca recipe some time ago and fell in love with it and so did my family. Depending on who I serve it to, I can adjust the cilantro or amount of heat, but all in all, this is the most versitile recipe that I've come across! I use it in black bean soup, as salsa dip, as finishing ingredients in pinto beans, I spoon it over fish, taco salads, you could probably use it as an alternative for a topping when making bruchetta! Try it today and see what you think! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tyler Florence's Salsa Fresca is a great mixure of spice and texture. The texture makes your mouth water, and makes you want more. This recipy is very easy, because I'm only 11 and I made it in 15 minutes and it was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is a keeper. I combined the Salsa Fresca & Guacamole from this episode into one bowl. The result of the combined recipes was impressive. The two adjustments I made were to add red pepper flake & use an entire red onion. My friends were all raving about the results. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I were making this together and he measured out the oil and looked at me dubiously. Even then, we could tell it was going to be too much. We went with it though, after all, how could Tyler Florence ever be wrong? Well... it was oil soup with a dash of salsa swimming about. The flavor was good but because of all the excess oil, my husband couldn't eat it. Next time, I will only add a DASH of oil and go from there. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Theres nothing better then a fresh salsa. This is made very quickly and the whole family loves it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was very colorful and taste great on tortilla chips item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple to make and very tasty. I used the garlic press to press in the jalape?o pepper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
great item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe, but the tomatoes and lime make it very juicy. I use the olive oil sparingly to reduce the liquid content. Everyone I have made it for likes it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is a hit every time I make it. The fresh cilantro is key - it won't taste the same without it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely the best salsa I have ever tasted. Made this 3x already and almost inhale it when I eat it, it's that good. When I do not have fresh jalapenos on hand, I have them in fridge as they come in a jar in liquid and they substitute nicely in a pinch. You need a healthy amount of cilantro for this...the lime is a necessity too. I bought one of those new gadgets on the market now that dices veggies quickly by pushing down on a lever and it pops thru the other side in a clear container. So now the time I spend making the salsa is even faster than it would be by hand. That gadget rates 5 stars too! This salsa is not just for dipping with chips. Use also as a condiment for fish or chicken dishes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is so delicious and so easy to make!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
amazing salsa! perfect in every way! I took the seeds and the ribs out of the jalapeno so my husband could tolerate it and it was awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so simple, words can't describe it. Very tasty. Try it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The absolute best salsa recipe. Every time I make it, someone wants the recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is so good and easy to make. I don't buy salsa in a jar anymore. I do add a yellow tomato for extra color. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Took this to a beach bbq and everyone looooved it! Friends wanted recipes and strangers wanted to know who made it! Outstanding! item not reviewed by moderator and published
WONDERFUL!! I used sweet white onion and added avocado because mine was too hard for guacamole. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved the recipe, but I did adjust it a bit to my family's taste. I used 1/2 bunch of cilantro and added an additional 1/2 pepper to spice it up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So fresh and tasty. We love this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great fresh salsa recipe. Our family loves it. I especially like to make this in the summer when fresh tomatoes are plentiful. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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