Food Recipes Easy Homemade Mild Salsa Recipe 3.0 (599) 2 Reviews You'll want to keep this homemade mild salsa within reach at all times. By Melissa Clark Melissa Clark Melissa Clark is a James Beard Award-winning food writer, cookbook author, and New York Times columnist with over two decades in the culinary media. Highlights: *In 2007, she began her weekly ""A Good Appetite"" column at The New York Times. She started as a full-time staff writer there in 2012. She appears in a weekly cooking series for the New York Times *Has written over three dozen cookbooks *Latest cookbook Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals: A Cookbook comes out in September 2022 Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 2, 2019 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins Yield: 10 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Once you've made your own fresh, homemade salsa (also known as pico de gallo), you might never go back to store-bought. For this easy salsa recipe, start with juicy plum tomatoes—known for their crisp texture—then mix in onion, cilantro, lime, garlic, and jalapeño. As for the heat level, the seeds are the key. Not so into spice? Skip the small white seeds inside the jalapeño. Want to go hot? Keep them in. Serve this easy salsa recipe with tortilla chips, over fish tacos, or to brighten up your morning scrambled eggs. Ingredients 4 large plum tomatoes (about 1 pound), diced (to yield 2 cups) ¼ cup chopped white onion 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 2 teaspoons minced jalapeño (remove seeds for less heat) 1 ½ teaspoons fresh lime juice ¾ teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste) 1 small garlic clove, minced Directions Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. If you want your homemade salsa to have a smoother texture—more like jarred—pulse half the salsa in a food processor, then combine it with the remaining chunky half. Cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Ann Stratton Chef's Notes If you prefer a mild salsa recipe, remove the white seeds from the jalapeño before mixing it with the other ingredients. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 11 Calories 2g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 11 % Daily Value * Sodium 175mg 8% Total Carbohydrate 2g 1% Calcium 6mg 0% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.