Famous Florida! Fresh Key Lime Salsa

You can use habanero peppers instead of jalapeno, but be sure to remove the seeds and only use half of the pepper.


  • 4 medium very ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper*, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 medium red onion, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • Juice of 2 Key limes or 1 small lime


  1. In a medium size glass bowl mix together the tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, onion, sugar and salt and pepper. Combine well.
  2. Add the juice; cover and refrigerate for 4-5 hours before serving.
  3. Serve with fresh tortilla chips.