May 09, 2023 2 min read 0 Comments

Salsa is a popular condiment that adds flavour and texture to many dishes. While you can buy pre-made salsa at the store, making your own at home is simple, delicious, and allows you to control the ingredients. In this post, we'll share a quick and easy recipe for fermented homemade salsa that you can enjoy as a snack or use as a topping for your favourite dishes.

Fermentation is a natural process that uses beneficial bacteria and yeast to transform food into a tangy and nutritious treat. Fermented salsa is not only delicious, but also packed with probiotics, enzymes, and vitamins that can support your gut health and boost your immune system. Plus, fermentation can increase the shelf life of the salsa and reduce the risk of spoilage.


Now, let's dive into the recipe! 


Fermented Homemade Salsa 🌿🍅🧅


  • 4 tomatoes 
  • ½ small onion
  • ¼ bunch cilantro (or more if you really like it)
  • ½ bell pepper
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • ½ tbsp salt (we used pink Himalayan salt)
  • 1 garlic clove (optional)
  • 1 jalapeño (optional)


  1. Gently rinse and prepare all the veggies.
  2. Combine produce in a mixing bowl with salt, pepper, and lime juice and leave it for about 10 minutes to allow liquid to be released.
  3. Transfer all ingredients (plus the liquid that’s already formed) into the Mason jar. Gently tamp down on the ingredients with Pickle Packer to get everything as submerged as possible. Place the Pickle Pebble glass weight inside the jar and then the Pickle Pipe airlock lid on the jar. Lastly, screw on the jar band.
  4. Ferment for about 1-2 days or until your desired flavour & texture. When ready, salsa can be transferred to the refrigerator (you can also blend it if you like a less chunky texture).

Enjoy! ✨


This recipe is quick, easy, and adaptable, so you can make it your own, which makes it a perfect recipe for fermenting beginners as well. Give it a try and discover the benefits of fermentation for your health and taste buds!

TIP: Choose ripe and flavourful tomatoes. We recommend using Roma tomatoes, which are firm, juicy and have a sweet flavour that pairs well with the other ingredients.


Happy Fermenting!