Best Tomato Salsa With How To Video

Tomato salsa

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Make your salsa smoky with chargrilled tomatoes and jalapeño chillies, then serve in big bowls with plenty of tortilla chips for dunking


Grilling the tomatoes and chillies will give your salsa an extra smoky edge. Fresh jalapeño chillies are available in most supermarkets but just substitute regular green chillies if you can’t find them.



  • red onion 1 small, finely chopped
  • sugar 1 tsp
  • sea salt flakes 1 tsp
  • lime juice 4 tbsp
  • vine tomatoes 4 large
  • fresh jalapeño chillies 3
  • coriander a small bunch, chopped
  • plain tortilla chips to serve


  • Step 1

    Put the onion, sugar, salt and lime juice in a bowl and toss together. Heat a griddle pan or BBQ to hot. Grill the tomatoes, turning until charred then drop into a bowl and cover. Do the same with the chillies.

  • Step 2

    Remove as much of the skin as possible from the tomatoes and chillies and discard (don’t worry if there’s a little left on). Roughly chop the tomatoes and finely chop the chillies, discarding the stems. Add both to the onion bowl, toss and leave for at least 30 minutes for all the flavours to meld. Serve with tortilla chips for scooping.