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A white bowl filled with fresh tomato salsa chipotle copycat with lime wedges and corn chips on the side.

Fresh Tomato Salsa (Chipotle Copycat)

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Inspired by Chipotle, this fresh tomato salsa recipe combines just a few simple ingredients for a quick appetizer or sauce that’s perfect for dipping or topping tacos or burrito bowls. It comes together in a matter of minutes in just one bowl, so it’s easy enough for a weeknight!
Course Appetizer, Dressings & Sauces
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword chipotle salsa, fresh salsa, fresh tomato salsa
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 8.25 cups
Calories 13


  • 1 pound Roma or Campari tomatoes seeds removed and diced into ½ inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons ½ inch-diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced jalapeno
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  • Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring until well combined. Serve immediately or allow to marinate at room temperature for 1-2 hours for the flavors to combine.


Makes 8 ¼ cup servings.
Nutrition information calculated using Roma tomatoes, cilantro and jalapenos.
If you’re sensitive to spicy things, you can remove some (or all) of the seeds from the jalapeno or omit it altogether.
If you like a spicier salsa, be sure to leave the seeds in or even add more jalapeno.
If you don’t like the taste of cilantro, feel free to leave it out.
For more ingredients and modifications, see blog post above.


Calories: 13kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 479IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg