"Elmer's" Summertime Sweet Onion Salsa

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"Picked up this recipe at a local "Elmer's" restaurant. They were giving out the recipe free so I guess it's OK to post here. It takes only minutes to produce the best-tasting summer salsa ready for dipping, topping, and summertime fun. Cooking time includes standing time."

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (198.8 g)
  • Calories 62.1
  • Total Fat - 0.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0.3 mg
  • Sodium - 199.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 4.6 g
  • Protein - 5.4 g
  • Calcium - 39.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 39.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, jalapeno, green onion, sweet onion, cilantro and garlic.

Step 2

In a measuring cup, stir together the lemon juice, lime juice, sugar, coriander, cumin and salt.

Step 3

Stir until the sugar and salt dissolve, and then pour over the tomato mixture.

Step 4

Stir gently to combine.

Step 5

Transfer to a serving bowl, cover, and set aside for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I get Vadalia onions all summer long and we enjoy their mild sweet taste. They were perfect for this yummy salsa! I made it ahead of time to let the ingredients blend, and we emptied the bowl! Great with tortilla chips or scoops, and also as a Bruchetta topping!

review by:
(18 Jul 2021)

So good and the addition of the coriander and cumin made it just enough different from our regular salsa to send it over the top. Quick, easy and delicious, this will be our go to salsa from now on. Wish I could post photos here to show the lovely, bright colors this has. I also cut the tomatoes smaller than directed, but thought we'd prefer similar size for the entire recipe, but that sure didn't change the flavor

(16 Jun 2019)

Susie D

Excellent! We thought his was a stellar salsa with lots of flavor. The citrus and cumin made this above average. I did chop the tomatoes smaller than suggested. I'll definitely be making this again!

review by:
(13 Feb 2017)


This is one of the best fresh salsa recipes I have ever had. I served it up this weekend at a pot-luck birthday party and it disappeared in no time! This will be made often here.

review by:
(19 Jun 2016)