Store-bought salsa has a lot of unwanted salt. While salsa isn’t as salty as a bowl of canned soup, you can cut the salt out of your salsa without compromising taste. Little adjustments like this will add up to big salt savings over time.
Making your own homemade salsa not only reduces your sodium intake but you experience a fresher tasting salsa. While the recipe is titled quick and easy, it delivers on both. But there is one step you shouldn’t skip. DO NOT forget to allow it to chill in your refrigerator for a couple of hours. Sure, you could eat it right away but you will have a much richer flavor if you let the flavors mingle for a while.
Sometimes I will use a can of Ro-Tel No Salt Added Diced Tomatoes with Green Chillies as my base. This immediately livens up your flavor profile as those tomatoes have been marinating with the green chilies.
Below is a foundational recipe to get you started. But you need to make this your own. Like more heat? Add more jalapeño. Want some sweetness? Chop up a peach and toss it in. Customize this salsa to your liking.
- 1 can of no salt added diced tomatoes
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 fresh jalapeño, chopped
- 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
- 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
- Pulse all ingredients in a food processor or blender until the larger items are small and chunky - don’t over blend because you’ll end up with a salsa smoothie!
- Refrigerate for 2-3 hours to allow the flavors to merge.
- Serve with low salt nacho chips. Garden of Eatin' makes a no salt added blue chip. While Tostitos makes a lightly salted tortilla chip.
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