Skinny Recipe: Salsa Fresca
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Salsa has become one of the most popular condiments in recent years. It is low in calories, fat free and adds a nice spicy, savory flavor to all kinds of dishes. In fact, a half-cup portion adds an extra serving of vegetable or fruit to our daily tally. Try salsa on your burger instead of ketchup or replace high calorie salad dressing with salsa for a delicious southwest kick that will keep your salad healthy.
If you make salsa at home with fresh ingredients, not only is it easy, but it also can save you even more calories and can help you control how much added sugar and sodium goes into the mix, unlike store bought versions. You can even keep chips and salsa an entirely low-calorie snack by baking your own tortilla chips. Try our favorite salsa recipe out for size!
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- 1 dash of salt (or to taste)
- 1/2 cup chopped red Spanish onion or sweet salad onion
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 2 medium fresh jalapeños, seeded and minced
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
- 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
Wash the tomatoes.
Chop in the food processor, pulsing on and off.
Remove and add the salt.
Fold in the remaining ingredients.
Cover and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes for flavors to blend.
Serve with fat-free chips or reduced fat tortilla chips.