Fresh Summer Grape Tomato Salsa Recipe Video

Dan loves salsa, especially fresh salsa. In the late summer, there are many local varieties of fresh tomatoes to choose from in the Midwest from which to make salsa, but what about the other 10 months of the year? In this episode, we choose to use sweet grape tomatoes because they have a year-round growing season, are easy to work with and seem to be consistently flavorful, even in the dead of winter. This episode features music (and a t-shirt) from North Carolina-based musician Jerry Chapman.


Preparation Time10 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexHealthy++Servings4
Main IngredientInterest Group,


 Grape tomatoes1 Pint
 Sweet onion1⁄2 Large
 Yellow bell pepper1⁄2 Large (Or any color you want)
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm)
 Honey1 Tablespoon (Optional)
 Jalapeno chile1 (Or any chili you like, add more or less to your taste)
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste
 Cumin To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 378 Calories from Fat 2

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.19 g0.29%

Saturated Fat 0.02 g0.08%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 146.7 mg6.1%

Total Carbohydrates 77 g25.8%

Dietary Fiber 17.9 g71.6%

Sugars 31.1 g

Protein 9 g18.7%

Vitamin A 18.3% Vitamin C 64.6%

Calcium 2.1% Iron 2.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Roughly chop the tomatoes into chunks. You can use a food processer if you want a finer consistency.
2. Finely chop the onion and bell pepper.
3. Remove large and thick stems from cilantro using leaves and tender stems. Finely chop it.
4. Deseed and finely chop the chili and garlic. Make sure to wash your hands after you do.
5. Mix the above in a non-metallic bowl.
6. Drizzle apple cider vinegar, honey and freshly squeeze the lime juice.
7. Season with salt pepper and cumin and give a good stir.
8. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour or more so that the flavors blend well.

9. Best served chilled.

Editors Review

Why this salsa? If you are used to making or buying salsa fresca, great. But this salsa is an entirely different beast – sweet juiciness of flavors of the grape tomatoes and onions alongside the tartness of cider vinegar and spiciness of jalapeno makes for a richly beautiful and balanced salsa. The other thing that you will love is the texture. This salsa has a rustic, hearty texture which comes from hand chopping the ingredients. Not just for chips, this is the perfect salsa recipe for use on tacos, eggs,



Anonymous says :

Hard to watch him use his knife..but it looks great!
Posted on: 10 June 2012 - 9:03am