Healthy Salsa Recipes

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

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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

File this under tailgate food, because our choose-your-heat-level salsa is going to go faster than a wide receiver. Roasting the tomatillos mellows their acidity and adds a subtle sweetness.
By Adam Dolge

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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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.

Chile-Spiced Pork Tacos with Cucumber-Mango Salsa

These pork tacos get a nuanced flavor from the combo of ancho and chipotle chiles. Topping them with the bright cucumber and mango is a refreshing touch.
By Liana Krissoff

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.

Spicy Overripe Roasted Salsa

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

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 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.

Tex-Mex Bean Tostadas

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

Avocado & Pumpkin Salsa
Store-bought salsas are convenient and come in many varieties. However, this avocado and pumpkin salsa--one you won't find on any grocery shelf--is worth making from scratch. Creamy avocados, fresh tomato, and canned pumpkin are jazzed up with cilantro, lime juice, and a touch of hot pepper sauce, resulting in a salsa that's seriously delicious. Serve with baked tortilla chips or over grilled chicken breasts.
Green Tomato, Tomatillo & Lime Salsa Verde
Packed with tomatillo and tart lime flavor, this salsa is a great way to try out (or use up) any green tomatoes you have lying around. A versatile salsa, it's perfect for dipping with tortillas or adding to a grilled fish taco. You might even want to try stirring it into sour cream for an enchilada sauce. For less of a spicy kick, omit the jalapeños.

Ancho Chile Salsa

Rating: 5 stars
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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.