Southwestern salsa

Looking for a delicious and nutritious snack that’s simple to and affordable to prepare at home? Bring on the salsa! Store bought salsas are boring and can contain unhealthy ingredients and preservatives. However, homemade versions have a fresher taste and are remarkably easy to make! Fresh salsa calories are low, due to fresh salsa containing only a few natural ingredients. With fresh salsa calories being low, and salsa nutrition through the roof, you’ll fall in love with this incredibly healthy, and delicious snack. Here are 2 great, and easy to make recipes using salsa:

1) Classic Mild Salsa Dip: Nothing beats a good mild salsa dip, especially if you’re not one that can handle the heat of spicy salsa dips. This dip will go great with tortilla chips. To be extra healthy, you can dip slices of cucumbers or carrots into this salsa to avoid all the carbohydrates and sodium associated with traditional tortilla chips. So, here’s what you’ll need: 4 chili peppers, 1 large white onion, juice from 2 limes, 8 ripe and firm tomatoes, a large bunch of fresh cilantro (coriander), 1/4 teaspoon of sugar, a dash of salt. Chop up all of these ingredients to desired size and combine all of these ingredients into a large bowl and mix. Enjoy!

2) Pico de Gallo: Pico de Gallo salsa dips, also known as salsa fresca, are native of Mexico and makes a great appetizer or starter dish for any dinner occasion. This salsa goes great with tortilla chips, or can be added as an ingredient to tacos or burritos. Here’s what you’ll need: 4 ripe large tomatoes (seeded and chopped). 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro, 2-3 peppers (as hot as you like), 2 garlic cloves (peeled and finely chopped), 1 small, finely chopped red onion. 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice and a dash of salt. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl, mix and enjoy!