One of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh salsa! But did you know salsa can be full of salt and extra calories that you are not even aware you are consuming? You would think because it’s vegetables that you are making a healthy food choice. But if there are lots of extras like olives you can end up consuming a lot of extra calories without even knowing it. But I have a solution! I have a healthy salsa that won’t kill your calorie intake but will up your vegetable intake!
To make my salsa you’ll need the following –
6-8 firm Roma Tomatoes
1-2 bunches of Table Onions
1 Red Pepper
1 Green Pepper
Morton Lite Salt
Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil Garlic
Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipolte
I was out of lemons so I was forced to use lemon juice but it does make a difference. Be sure to pick up a fresh lemon if you can.
First, dice the tomatoes, this is the base for your salsa so you want to make sure you pick up firm Roma Tomatoes. It’ll be easier to dice them if they are firm and I like the consistency and texture of them when they are firm.
Next, wash and slice the table onions and peppers.
Combine all your sliced and diced ingredients in a big bow. Squeeze half a lemon on the vegetables. Then add a little bit of the salt and season with the Mrs. Dash to taste. I will warn you, the Southwest Chipotle is what gives this salsa its kick so go sparingly. You can always add more but you cannot take it away!
Let it sit in the fridge for an hour or so for the flavors to mingle together. Now you have a healthy salsa that is full of vegetables but not the extra calories! It’s great for a snack, on top of burgers or for big gatherings.
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