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Fresh Tomato Salsa

This time of year is the perfect time to use fresh tomatoes. Fresh from the garden tomatoes are one of my family’s favorite summertime food.

Right now tomatoes are in peak season in most parts of the country. Even if you do not grow your own tomatoes, you can easily find them at the farmers market or grocery store.

Fresh salsa/pico de gallo is a great way to use tomatoes.

This recipe is based on one that came from my aunt and we always called it fresh salsa. It is basically a pico de gallo. I have compared a lot of recipes and I really do not think there is any difference between fresh salsa and pico de gallo. I think it just depends on what part of the country you live in.

Do you call it pico de gallo or fresh salsa?

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. FoodontheTable says:

    This looks so good! I call it pico de gallo if it hasn’t been in a food processor. Weird distinction, I know.

  2. schroeder says:

    for added flavor, if you slow roast the tomatoes and jalepenos then blend them for a salsa, the flavor is awesome. I just use a skillet with a very low flame and put the ingredients in and rotate them around until all sides have been roasted.


  3. schroeder says:

    The only good thing i got from my ex’s mother !!!!

    That woman could cook !


  4. My understanding is that “salsa” = sauce, cooked sauce. Pico de gallo is uncooked, thus sometimes called “fresh salsa.” I believe it is a translation issue, but I could be wrong.

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