Fresh Cherry Tomato Salsa

Grab your party hats, a big bag of chips and maybe a refreshing summer beverage because today we chat this fresh cherry tomato salsa!

And in my opinion, chips + salsa equals a rockin’ good time. <— I know, I know, I live such a wild and crazy life!

A large white bowl filled with Fresh Cherry Tomato Salsa and a silver serving spoon.

No but seriously. This is the good stuff right here.

Especially since we can have this healthy, easy and homemade salsa ready to go in 15 minutes flat. Or, really, about 10 minutes if you don’t stop every two seconds to see what your nutty beagle is whining about from the other room. The answer? Treats. Always always trying to get treats.

ANYWAY. This recipe is another answer to the question what do I do with allll these extra fresh cherry tomatoes? I have a tendency to buy a wee bit too many this time of year (because they are just SO darn good), but maybe you have a surplus from your garden instead?

Either way. This salsa works! {In addition to this roasted cherry tomato soup and this fresh cherry tomato sauce! Both are most excellent options as well!}

Now, are you not feeling the chips + salsa idea? Don’t you worry, because there are plenty of ways to put this goodness to use:

  • Spooned over scrambled eggs.
  • As a topping for some killer avocado toast.
  • Served over a grilled protein of choice.
  • In your favorite tacos or burritos!

And yes, you better believe that I’ve tried them all. I told you, I have a problem with summer tomatoes.

Bowls filled with cherry tomatoes, chopped onion, jalapeno and fresh basil leaves.

Tips & Tricks For This Fresh Cherry Tomato Salsa

  1. As listed down in the recipe, you’ll need two pints of cherry tomatoes. This is approximately 4 cups once halved (if you aren’t buying pints!).
  2. This is important!!! Make sure that you use good tomatoes! If your tomatoes stink, well, then your salsa will stink. This is probably totally obvious, but just to be super clear.
  3. If you are sensitive to spice, be sure to both seed AND remove the membranes of the jalapeno. And additionally, don’t use a lot of black pepper.
  4. And finally, remember that salsa is quite personal. So of course feel free to adjust the quantities of any of the ingredients to YOUR taste!

In need of even more salsa goodness??? This blueberry corn salsa and this grape salsa are both fun, sweeter takes on the classic dip!

A large bowl filled with Fresh Cherry Tomato Salsa and tortilla chips on the side.

Did you make this recipe? Rate and review it down below! I’d love to hear from you.

Fresh Cherry Tomato Salsa

Fresh Cherry Tomato Salsa

Yield: about 4 ½ to 5 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This healthy & easy fresh cherry tomato salsa is a summer staple! Serve with chips, in your favorite tacos or spooned over eggs! And just 15 minutes or less to make!


  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ⅓ cup minced red onion
  • 1 medium jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • ½ cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, chopped
  • ½ cup loosely packed basil leaves, chopped
  • juice of half a medium lime
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • heaping ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste
  • pinch to ⅛ teaspoon pepper, or to taste


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a medium / medium large bowl and toss until well combined. Taste and adjust any of the flavors as desired.
  2. Cover, then transfer the salsa to the refrigerator to chill for 1 to 2 hours. Serve with plenty of tortilla chips or however you would like!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 47 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 71mg Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 5g Protein: 1g
Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.