Fresh salsa

Fresh salsa is an easy, low calorie dish that is pleasing to the eye and palate. Use it to top fish, accompany Mexican food, or simply eat it with corn chips. (The quacamole in the photo is simply mashed avocado, lime juice, salt and pepper). 

Salsa Ingredients:

3 medium-sized tomatoes, diced
1 pepper (any color), diced
½ red onion, finely diced
½ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
the juice from one lime
salt and pepper to taste

Mix the tomatoes, pepper, onion and cilantro in a large bowl. Add the lime juice and salt and pepper to the vegetables and toss. Makes about 3 cups of salsa.

Nutrition (per 1/2 cup serving, or 1/6 of the recipe):

  • Calories: 24
  • Carbs: 5.3 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Fibre: 1.3 g
  • Vitamin C: 42 mg (70% DV)


  • To make a less juicy salsa, simply remove the seeds from the tomatoes with a small spoon before dicing.
  • Try adding diced fruit, such as peaches, apricots, or avocado to the salsa for a more unique flavor and texture.
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I hold a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition. As you can imagine, food is a pretty big part of my life. However, I also enjoy painting, muay thai (yes I can throw a punch), yoga, writing, and am a certified personal trainer.

Posted on April 26, 2012, in dairy-free, gluten-free, Recipes, side dishes, vegan and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I absolutely love salsa – I had no idea it was so easy to make, I’ll def give it a try :-)

  2. so much better (and prettier) than the supermarket salsa jars! I’ve only added mango so far, but maybe I can try some peaches or pineapple next time…getting hungry only thinking about it ;-)

  3. Reblogged this on From Marian's Kitchen: Dairy-free & Spelt Living and commented:
    Handy quick one here, We can just pretend the sun is shining out there. Remember Lily’s My Mexican Shop will have nonGM GF tortilla chips on sale from Monday (1st May 2012) so will go great with this, well that’s what I’ll be using with it! Marian

  4. This looks deliciously fresh and zingy. My husband (Tony) does a very similar one to top over lettuce leaves but sprinkles lemon juice instead of lime juice. Must suggest the lime juice to him instead. Thanks :) Marian

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