Tomato Serrano Salsa with Fresh Cilantro


Experience a burst of vibrant flavors with Spicy Garden Burst: Tomato Serrano Salsa with Fresh Cilantro. This salsa is a lively blend of ripe tomatoes and fiery serrano peppers, enhanced with the aromatic freshness of cilantro. It's a perfect balance of heat, acidity, and herbal notes, making it an ideal accompaniment to chips, tacos, or as a zesty topping for grilled meats. Whether you're hosting a party or enjoying a family meal, this salsa will add a delightful kick to any occasion.

Tomato Serrano Salsa with Fresh Cilantro

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: Approximately 2 cups
  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 10 kcal
  • Protein: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 5mg
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Sugar: 1g


  • 4 ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 2 serrano peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, mix together diced tomatoes, serrano peppers, onion, and garlic.
  2. Stir in lime juice and chopped cilantro. Mix well.
  3. Season with salt according to taste.
  4. For best flavor, let the salsa chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  5. Serve in a bowl, garnished with additional cilantro if desired.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Adjust the amount of serrano peppers based on your heat preference.
  • Use ripe tomatoes for the best flavor and texture.
  • Letting the salsa rest allows flavors to meld together beautifully.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different type of chili pepper?

Yes, jalapeños or habaneros are great alternatives.

How long can I store this salsa?

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Can I blend this salsa for a smoother texture?

Absolutely, pulse it in a food processor to your desired consistency.