Gluten-Free Tomato Salsa Recipe

Recipe Classifications


American, Tex-Mex




Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Kid-Friendly, Soy-Free


Brown / White, Orange / Yellow, Red

Freezes well:


Prep Time  (total time):

Under 1 Hour  (Under 1 Hour)


Many say that salsa is the new ketchup. Although that same tomato taste is there, salsa is certainly fresher and a healthier substitute. And, if you’re intolerant to gluten, you’re surely gonna like this Gluten-Free Tomato Salsa Recipe.

Gluten-Free Tomato Salsa Recipe

Making your own salsa instead of buying canned ones allows you to take full control of the ingredients that nourish your body. 

The store-bought ones may do their best at convincing you with their green-branded nutritional label, but the surefire way to get the health benefits you are aiming for is to create your own. This Gluten-Free Tomato Salsa Recipe easily fulfills that and it’s a breeze to make.

Gluten-Free Tomato Salsa Recipe

This slow-cooked goodness gives a pulpier and tastier salsa. Whichever you want to prepare the tomatoes for salsa is fine as it’ll still be great and beneficial. But, there’s something about the pulpy texture that signals your brain that you’re munching in something really healthy, natural, and fresh. Hence, giving you a good feeling about what you’re eating. The texture itself is enjoyable. And, it makes a perfect pair for your gluten-free chips.

It takes an hour to boil but it’s definitely worth the wait.

Salsa is not just limited to being a dipping sauce as it can be also be incorporated into a lot of savory dishes. So, without further ado, here’s the recipe that you’ll surely love.

Gluten-Free Tomato Salsa Recipe

A slow-cooked and gluten-free salsa recipe! If you’re in for a pulpier and tastier salsa, this recipe is sure to please you! And while it takes an hour to make, it’s a simple and super easy recipe that uses natural ingredients. Definitely worth the wait!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 74kcal


  • Large Pot
  • Saucepan


  • 6 medium tomatoes fresh, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium sweet onion diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeds removed, finely diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¾ cup homemade tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar or fresh lime juice


  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Meanwhile, prepare a large bowl filled with ice and water then set aside.
  • Blanch, shock, and peel the tomatoes. Make an “x” incision at the bottom of each tomato. Place them into the boiling water for 1 minute. Remove the tomatoes (I suggest you use a wire basket, mesh strainer or a slotted spoon) and transfer them to the ice water to shock or stop the cooking process for about 2 minutes. By this time, the skins will easily peel off. If some parts are still attached, use your fingers to completely take the skin off.
  • Chop the tomatoes. Feel free to remove the seeds upon your liking.
  • Put the chopped tomatoes, along with all the remaining ingredients, into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 30 minutes while occasionally stirring the mixture.
  • Cool the salsa down to room temperature and transfer it into desired mason jars or containers.
  • Refrigerate the mixture for at least an hour before serving.


  • Wear gloves when removing seeds from jalapeños.
  • You may store this salsa in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 724mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1632IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg

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Hi! I’m Mike. I’m happily married and have a young daughter. I’ve lived all over the world and have learned a lot from seeing others’ perspectives. I’ve also had many life altering health challenges. Fortunately, my lovely and brilliant wife helped save me by finding a new and better way for us to live. We started The Healthy Treehouse to share what we’ve learned and to learn from others, too.