Tomato, Onion, and Serrano Chile Salsa

Tomato, Onion, and Serrano Chile Salsa

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 10 min
  • Serving: Makes about 2 cups

Serrano chiles are small hot green chiles that turn red, then yellow as they age. They have a sudden intense fiery bite and a pleasantly high acidity.


  • 1-1/4 pounds plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1/3 cup red onion, chopped
  • 3-1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 serrano chiles, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 pinches of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup (loosely packed) coarsely chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Place about 1/4 of the diced tomatoes into a blender along with the onion, lime juice, chiles, salt, and pepper. Process the mixture until smooth and then add the cilantro. Pulse about 4 times until just combined.
  2. Put the cilantro mixture with the remaining diced tomatoes in a bowl and mix well to blend. Add additional salt and pepper to taste and the serve.


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