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Healthy Salsa Recipes

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

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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.

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.

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.

Grilled Pineapple Salsa with Cucumber (Salsa de Pina Asada con Pepino y Habanero)

Rating: 5 stars
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Habanero chile gives this caramelized pineapple salsa recipe a little spice. If you're looking to tame the heat, try fresh jalapeños instead. Serve with grilled chicken or fish, as a dip with tortilla chips or on top of your favorite tacos.

Citrus Salsa

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

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.

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.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Rating: 4 stars
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Fresh and easy, this recipe yields about 5 cups of salsa--plenty to serve a crowd. If you like spicy salsa, use the full amount of jalapenos and add more cayenne pepper.

Bean Tlacoyos

Fresh tortilla masa is best for making tlacoyos, but masa harina is a good substitute. Look for both, as well as cactus paddles, at Mexican grocery stores.

Spicy Overripe Roasted Salsa

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

Greek Salad Tomato Salsa

Here we have all the elements of Greek salad in a fresh tomato salsa form. It's delicious with grilled fish or chicken or as a dip with pita chips.

Sochi Salsa (Adjika)

Rating: 4 stars
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The combination of sweet and hot peppers, garlic and herbs in this salsa recipe makes this the perfect condiment to have in your fridge. Adjika, a salsa-like condiment of both Georgian and Abkhazian origins, typically accompanies grilled meat or vegetables. Or you can eat this salsa with tortilla chips straight from the bowl.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Salsa Rojo

Rating: Unrated
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Here's a homemade version of the tomato salsa served at taco stands and burrito joints everywhere. Try it with all your favorite Mexican foods--it even works as enchilada sauce.

Tomato & Green Olive Salsa

Rating: Unrated
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This zesty spin on standard tomato salsa includes sliced green olives and hot pepper relish. Serve as a dip with toasted pita chips or spoon over grilled fish or chicken.

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.