Salsa Fresca

Salsa Fresca in 5 minutes

Amanda Nicole Smith Appetizer, Quick & Easy, Raw Vegan, Sauce, Snacks, Vegan Leave a Comment

A quick and easy salsa fresca recipe with only a few simple ingredients; fresh tomatoes, red onion, garlic, cilantro, lemon, and lime oh my! 

Salsa fresca is a great way to get in your fresh veggies, spices, and herbs, and it goes together perfect with corn chips, vegan burritos, or over a bed of rice !


Salsa Fresca Ingredients

Because I snacked on a whole pint of grape tomatoes, I had to use a big tomato instead. 

I recommend using only cherry and/or grape tomatoes, they are sweeter and less juicy. Big tomatoes often cause a lot of juice, and when blended they become mushy and juicy. It doesn’t taste horrible, it’s just not the greatest consistency.

I also recommend using tomatoes from local organic farmers. No doubt local organic tomatoes taste 100x better than anything you could ever buy at a grocery store.

Salsa Fresca

In the spring and summer it is all about the quick, easy and fresh recipes! On a hot busy day salsa fresca and brown rice is my go to snack. Sometimes I’ll even get fancy and add avocado! Or I’ll go all out and make myself a taco salad, when I have raw vegan taco meat made for the week.

Without further ado, I bring you salsa fresca in 5 minutes!

Salsa Fresca

A simple fresh salsa.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Author: Amanda Nicole Smith


  • 2 cups cherry/grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 tsp red pepper
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste.


  • Throw everything into a food processor or blender and pulse until everything is well chopped.
  • Store in an airtight container such as a mason jar, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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