Tomato Salsa Recipe : Classic Twist to Authentic Dip!

Twirling the pages of the recipe book to find some quick and easy recipe for dip? Here, take a pause and stick around to read this simple tomato salsa recipe which has Indian zest to Mexican flavors. It is easy and can be prepared quickly in minutes either for a single or for a party server. It is used a side dip and acts as an appetizer due to the presence of heavy condiments. The best time to have chilled tomato salsa is during summers but it an evergreen dip for every season.

Tomato Salsa

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  • Recipe Category: Dips and Chutney
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description: The Tomato Salsa Recipe is easy and quick with only requirement of fresh tomatoes. It is an Indian version of Mexican dip with various pepper and herbs.

Tomato Salsa Recipe

Tomato Salsa Recipe Ingredients:

  • Red Onions – 2 cups (finely chopped)
  • Ripe Tomatoes – 2 cups
  • Green Chilies – ½ cup
  • Minced Fresh Cilantro – ½ cup
  • Coriander Leaves – ½ cup
  • Lime Juice – ½ cup
  • Black Pepper Powder – ¼ cup
  • Dried Oregano – a pinch
  • Ground Cumin Powder– a pinch
  • Red Chili Powder – ¼ cup
  • Garlic Cloves – 1 clove
  • Hot Pepper Sauce – 1 tsp.
  • Green Bell Pepper – 2 cups
  • Jalapeno Pepper – 2 cups
  • Salt – as per taste

Note: You can use other peppers and spice powders if you prefer spicier dip.

Tomato Salsa Recipe Steps:


  • Remove the seeds and chop green bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, and the green chilies.
  • Finely chop the onions.
  • Rinse, Wash and Chop Coriander Leaves and Cilantro leaves.
  • Chop Tomatoes :
    • Make an “X” mark on the tomato bottom.
    • Take the thick-bottom deep cooking casseroles.
    • Fill the water almost 2/3rd its quantity.
    • Bring the water to the boiling point.
    • Place tomatoes in the boiled water, at a time.
    • Let them boil for a minute.
    • Remove tomatoes from the casserole and place it in ice cool water.
    • Discard the skin of tomatoes. Peel it off.
    • Dice chop the tomatoes.

Note: You can use the food processor in place of chopping board.


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the finely chopped onions with the roughly chopped tomatoes.
  • Now, combine the chopped green bell peppers and jalapeno peppers. Also, add the green chilies.
  • Mix the chopped coriander leaves and the cilantro leaves.
  • Sprinkle the grounded cumin powder, black pepper powder, and the red chili powder.
  • Add the grated garlic cloves and jalapeno peppers.
  • Squeeze lime juice and check for taste. If required add more.
  • Mix the ingredients to blend their taste and flavors well with each other.
  • Cover the bowl with the plastic wrap and refrigerate it before serving the dip.
  • Season the chilled tomato salsa dip with chopped leaves.

And the tangy Tomato Salsa sauce is ready to be dipped in!

Note: Add salt only if you feel the unbalance in seasoning.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 23 calories
  • Total Time: PT10M
  • Serves: 1
  • Date Published:

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It beautifully blends pungency of onions with the tangy tomatoes. It has an amiable amalgamation of spicy chilies and sweet mangoes. The sourness of lemon pairs perfectly with mint flavors of cilantro. The strong aesthetic aroma of all these different ingredients creates a powerful impact on the mind. When you eat it, the essence of flavors gets better as they melt in your mouth

It is not compulsory to use all the ingredients mentioned except few. The others are a matter of your choice and their availability in that hour. The ripe and juicy tomatoes are the hero of the dip. Pluck from the backyard garden of your kitchen or buy fresh from the market and start with the salsa sauce. All the spice powders are commonly present in the kitchen. The nice and fresh homemade tomato salsa is a treat for guests and kids at times.

The ordinary named dip tastes extraordinary with the use of herbs and the pepper powders. Seasoning in the end with the coriander leaves gives the Indian touch. The combination of all the veggies creates a colorful salsa sauce which has a smashing shiny texture. The crunch of fresh veggies goes gracefully with the crispy corn chips. Prepare now and please your party guests!


  • The Tomato Salsa Recipe requires only 5 minutes to cook.
  • Here we have skipped the sugar, but you can add.
  • Be cautious while you cut the Chile peppers.
  • If you feel the salsa dip has become too spicy, then add more of chopped tomatoes.
  • To increase the hotness of the dip, you may increase the proportion of spice powders and green chilies.
  • For the extra flavors in the dip, use more jalapenos.


Enjoy the tangy salsa tomato with your crispy and crunchy chips. You may dip it with tacos, burritos, quesadillas or tortillas. It can also fill in the wraps. Garnish the bowl of salsa sauce with:

  • Coriander Leaves / Cilantro Leaves
  • Taco Chips

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