This Lazy Grape Tomato Salsa is going to be your new summer staple. It is deliciously addicting and ready in 5 minutes.
Do you ever buy grape tomatoes with the full intention to add more veggies to your diet...yet days go by and they are still sitting there uneaten?
No, just me? Ok cool.
Well since I do this on the regular I had to get creative with the ways to use my grape tomatoes up.
I also love fresh salsa, but hate, HATE cutting tomatoes. So one day I experimented with what would happend if I turned these red juicy veggies into a salsa.
Guess what? It's freaking amazing. Like need to make a double batch amazing. Like accidentally ate ¾ of it standing at the counter using almond crackers like shovels.\
You see the grape tomatoes make it a part pico part salsa. The juice of the grape tomatoes make it a super juicy salsa. But so fresh and so clean with the raw veggies it's combined with, like a pico.
What's a grape tomato
Grape tomatoes are the little red tomatoes the shape of a grape, so, oval- ish. There is a cherry tomato that is round and close to the same size. But don't confuse the two when making this salsa.
Grape tomatoes have a meatier texture and less juice than the cherry tomato. They are also less sweet.
Ingredient notes and substitutions
- Grape tomatoes- These are found in the same place other tomatoes are kept at your grocery store. If you can't find them you can sub in the same amount of cherry tomatoes, but it may be sweeter and juicier.
- Lime juice- be sure to use real lime juice for the best flavor.
- Jalapeno- when you make this recipe you can leave the seeds in for extra spicy or remove them for a more mild salsa.
A few tips to make this super easy.
- Don't puree your salsa. Just pulse a few times so that everything becomes small bite size pieces. If you accidentally puree too much, it will still taste amazing, just a little less chunky.
- If you don't have a food processor you could try pulsing in a blender, but might be more difficult to control. I would recommend just chopping like a pico if you don't have one.
- Remove the stems from the cilantro for the most part.
- It helps to chop the jalapeno and onions into a few chunks
What happens if it is too juicy?
I had this happen only once in the many times I have made it. I think the tomatoes were a little on the soft side, so I just used a fine mesh sieve and drained some of the juice.
Can I freeze this?
This salsa is best when eaten fresh. If you freeze this it will change the texture of the foods. It is best to freeze cooked salsa.
How should I store this grape tomato salsa?
Store any unused salsa in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 3 days.