According to some sales reports, salsa has topped ketchup as the most popular condiment! And it’s no surprise why. Salsa is full of flavor and can include anything from tomatoes to mangoes to fresh herbs. Plus, it’s a healthy pick when you use fresh ingredients. Tomatoes contain heart-healthy lycopenes, cilantro is packed with vitamin C and onions boost immunity. These are just a few of the ingredients that can be added to salsa.
Another benefit to salsa is that it’s low in fat, especially compared to other dips. A half cup of oil-free salsa is around 25-40 calories. You can add fruits for a sweeter salsa, or mix in beans for added protein. As long as you keep the oil under control, you can keep the fat content low.
Whether you plan on hosting a get together at your place, or you’ve been invited out, chips and salsa is a great snack to serve. Serve the salsa with whole wheat chips or cook your own corn tortillas. You can find an easy recipe here.
Salsa Recipe For A Get-Together
For now, here’s a great salsa recipe that you’re sure to love from the Food Network. This is a basic recipe that gives you leeway in adding some of your own ingredients like pineapple or cherries. Don’t forget to check out our Healthy Food Pinterest Board for more delicious recipes!
- 2 pounds plum tomatoes
- 1 large onion, white or yellow
- 1-2 red or yellow bell peppers
- 1-2 jalapeno peppers
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Chopped cilantro to taste
- Salt to taste
Chop the ingredients by hand, or use a vegetable chopper. Once all the ingredients are chopped, add the lime juice and salt. The salsa will stay good in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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