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Easy Homemade Tomato Salsa

Claire Wright


Serves: 8

Prep time: 5 mins


6 ripe tomatoes

1/4 red onion or 2 spring onions

1/2 large cucumber or 1 whole smaller one

1-2 tbsp jalapeno slices from a jar (adjust to taste depending on if your family likes spice or not)

a large handful of roughly chopped fresh coriander

salt & pepper

juice of 1/2 lime or lemon

Veg Portions / Serving: 1


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Recipe created for Veg Power by Claire Wright. Food photography by Claire Wright |

Claire Wright from shares 3 simple ways to prepare tomatoes that the whole family will enjoy.

This simple salsa is easy to make and delicious to eat. A great dip for veg, sauce for tacos or burritos, or an easy way to pep up a simple ‘eggs on toast’ breakfast and add a little veg while you’re at it! Perfect for using up soft tomatoes that need eating now!


Dice the tomatoes, onion(s) and cucumber as small as you can. Roughly chop the jalapeno slices. Mix everything together. Add more jalapenos, salt & pepper, lime or lemon juice and/or coriander to taste.

Kids in the kitchen:

Dice the ingredients for them, then get them to mix everything up and taste it. Ask them if they think it needs more of any ingredients and let them add, taste and experiment until they feel it’s just right.

Claire Wright

Communications Manager: After leaving Exeter University with a degree in English Literature, Claire worked in various fields ranging from youth work and charities to publishing, before starting up a food-focused website when her first child was born. After being asked to project manage the publication of Veg Power's Crowdfunder book, Claire came on board as a fully-fledged team member in 2018 to take on the role of Communications Manager, looking after Veg Power's website and social media platforms.

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