Quick and Simple Raw Vegan Salsa

Quick and Simple Raw Vegan Salsa

The Spruce / Stephanie Goldfinger

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 2 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
11 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 11
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 115mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a homemade salsa recipe with all fresh and raw vegan ingredients, so it's perfect for the summertime when everything is in season. 

When tomatoes are plentiful, and time is of the essence, simple and quick recipes like this one come in quite handy. Fresh, homemade salsa tastes worlds better than the store-bought varieties. But that doesn't mean you will always have all of the ingredients on hand. 

With nothing but fresh chopped tomatoes, garlic, lime, onion and a few seasonings, this is the perfect vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free salsa, and is even suitable for a raw vegan diet as well. If you need a raw vegan appetizer, snack or light meal, try this raw vegan salsa, served with either chopped fresh veggies or homemade raw vegan flax crackers.

New to eating raw or just exploring the raw food diet? Here's some simple tips to get you started eating raw.


  • 2 cups finely chopped tomatoes

  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced

  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or taste

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon minced red onion

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeño pepper, or other chili pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Quick and Simple Raw Vegan Salsa ingredients

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  2. In a large bowl, combine the chopped tomatoes, minced garlic, sea salt, and lime.

    combine the chopped tomatoes, minced garlic, sea salt, and lime in a bowl

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  3. Next add in whatever optional ingredients you are choosing to add in: fresh minced cilantro, minced red onion, ground cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper and minced jalapeño pepper or other chili pepper. 

    raw salsa ingredients in a bowl

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  4. Mix gently to combine well, then chill until ready to serve.

    Quick and Simple Raw Vegan Salsa in a bowl

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  • If you can prepare this fresh homemade raw salsa in advance, all the better, to allow the flavors to fully develop.
  • Chill for at least an hour, if you can, and add a bit more fresh chopped cilantro on top just before serving.
  • Serve your raw salsa with homemade raw vegan flax crackers, homemade raw vegan corn chips, or alongside (or inside) raw vegan burrito lettuce wraps