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Chunky tomato salsa recipe

Chunky tomato salsa recipe

7 ratings

Nothing beats a homemade salsa and this recipe with juicy cherry tomatoes and the heat of red chilies, is a real crowd-pleaser. It's versatile enough to be served as an appetizer with a handful of tortilla chips or as a relish to spice up barbecued meats, chicken and fish. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare
  • 43 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy-free


  • 300g (10oz) cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 small red onion, sliced into thin slivers
  • 1 plump red chilli, seeds removed (or leave some in if you like the heat), finely chopped
  • 1tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp caster sugar
  • 1 rounded tbsp flat leaf parsley
  • 2 tbsp chopped basil
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    3g 4%
  • Saturates

    1g 3%
  • Sugars

    3g 3%
  • Salt

    0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 3.2g Protein 0.9g Fibre 1.2g


  1. Tip the tomatoes into a bowl with the red onion slivers and chopped chilli. Pour over the lime juice and olive oil, then gently stir in the sugar, parsley and basil. Season with a little salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Goes well with barbecued meats, chicken and fish, or with tortilla chips as an appetizer.

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