This simple Jalapeno Tomato Salsa is perfect for game day snacking, and has a nice balance of bright, fresh flavors and a little bit of heat!

Tomato Jalapeno Salsa in Red Dish and Chips

I look forward to football every weekend because it’s an excuse to make homemade salsa, chicken wings, buffalo chicken dip, and all sorts of my favorite football food.

The actual game…meh. I don’t know what on earth is going on, despite my husband trying to explain it to me 1000 times.

Lately I’ve been loving making my own tomato salsa to eat with chips. I’ve gotten a little tired of the Christmas cookies, sweets, and cakes, and something fresh like this tomato salsa has been exactly what I need.

Tomatoes on the Vine on Cutting Board

First you’re going to start with fresh tomatoes, and some fresh jalapeños:

Cut Fresh Jalapeno on Cutting Board

Puree chopped jalapeños with white onion, garlic, and salt:

Food Processor Fresh Jalapeno Paste

Then add in the some quartered tomatoes:

Quartered Fresh Tomatoes in Food Processor with Jalapeno and Onion

Pulse until the tomatoes are still chunky, and transfer the mixture to a pan:

Tomato and Jalapeno Salsa - Cooking Down in Stainless Steel Skillet

Cook for 30 minutes, then squeeze in some fresh lime juice. Let it cool to room temperature, and serve with chips! It’s very easy.

Tomato Jalapeno Salsa in Red Dish

Tomato Jalapeño Salsa

This simple tomato salsa is perfect for game day snacking, and has a nice balance of bright, fresh flavors and a little bit of heat!

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  • 4 jalapeños seeded and roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1/2 a softball sized white onion roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 2 lbs fresh vine-ripe tomatoes quartered
  • juice of 1/2 a lime


  • Place the roughly chopped jalapenos, garlic cloves, chopped white onion, and salt in a food processor, and puree until smooth (about 30 seconds). Add the vine-ripe tomatoes, and pulse until the mixture is chunky.
  • Transfer the salsa mixture to a large saucepan, and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. This cooks some of the excess liquid out, and intensifies the flavors. When you’ve finished cooking the salsa, add the lime juice and give it a taste. It may need more salt, or more lime juice. Let the mixture cool to room temperature and serve with chips. Enjoy!


Calories: 57kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Sodium: 594mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 7g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.