Healthy Salsa Recipes

Find healthy, delicious salsa recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Rating: 4 stars
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This easy fresh tomato salsa recipe yields about 5 cups of salsa—plenty to serve a crowd. If you like spicy salsa, use the full amount of jalapeños and add more cayenne pepper. Serve with chips, tacos and more.

Homemade Salsa

If you like mild salsa, use banana peppers in this recipe. For a hotter version, try jalapeño or one of the alternate pepper choices.

Cucumber Salsa

Rating: 5 stars
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This fresh, tangy cucumber salsa is perfect for grilled fish or on its own as a simple side salad. Well balanced and easy to make, the flavor mellows and the cucumber softens as this sits, so it can easily be made a day or two ahead of time--or enjoy it right away, fresh and crisp.

Watermelon Salsa

Rating: 4.62 stars
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Sweet, savory and crunchy salsa accompanies grilled pork or chicken rather nicely. Try it with tortilla chips as a refreshing alternative to a tomato salsa.

Watermelon, Cucumber & Corn Salsa

Rating: 5 stars
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This refreshing summer salsa combines cooling watermelon and cucumber with the kick from jalapeño. The heat from jalapeños can vary widely. For those that like the heat, use a whole jalapeño. Serve with tortilla chips on the side.

Tomato Salsa

You might want to double this recipe so you have extra for snacking. If using less-than-perfect tomatoes, consider adding a pinch of sugar to make up for the lack of natural sweetness.

Peach-Mango Salsa

Scoop this easy and healthy peach-mango salsa up with tortilla chips, serve it with grilled chicken, salmon or pork chops, or use it as a taco topper. It's a versatile and vibrant addition to all sorts of meals.

Citrus Salsa

Try this chunky orange-lime salsa on fish tacos or serve it with tortilla chips.

Tropical Fruit Salsa

Pineapple, mango, kiwifruit, and mandarin oranges are tossed with a zesty dressing in this low-calorie side dish. Serve it with grilled beef, chicken, or fish.

Tomato & Avocado Salsa

Rating: 5 stars
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You'll love this quick and delicious salsa so much, you'll want to make it for every Taco Night.

Spicy Overripe Roasted Salsa

Roma tomatoes, jalapenos, and onion are oven-roasted with garlic to make an intense, flavorful salsa.

Two-Tomato Salsa

With plenty of kick from a serrano chile pepper, this tomatillo-and-tomato medley is perfect for serving as a snack with baked tortilla chips or, another time, as a relish for broiled fish or chicken.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Black Bean & Tomato Salsa

Rating: Unrated
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Adding canned beans to a spicy salsa is an easy way to boost fiber and improve nutritional value. This salsa is also a good accompaniment for burgers or Scrambled Egg Burritos.

Ancho Chile Salsa

Rating: Unrated
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This mellow salsa, made with dried ancho chiles, is a good all-purpose salsa. It's delicious with anything from scrambled eggs to tostadas. A rich tomato flavor is important in this salsa, so when tomatoes are out of season, good-quality canned tomatoes may be a better choice than fresh. Adapted from Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta: Recipes from the World-Famous Spa (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2008) by Deborah Szekely and Deborah M. Schneider with Chef Jesús González, Chef of La Cocina Que Canta.

Tex-Mex Bean Tostadas

These vegetarian-friendly tostadas are quick-and-easy to prepare and a must have for your next gathering!