10 Healthy Ways to Use Salsa
Chock-full of fresh ingredients like tomatoes, peppers, onion, fruit and herbs, salsa (Spanish for "sauce") can take on many healthy identities. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these 10 flavorful recipes.
A hint of habanero pepper gives this salsa a sizzling kick.
Serve this chopped fruit medley on top of pancakes or over ice cream.
This Asian-inspired grilled pineapple salsa flavored with Chinese five-spice powder is a perfect topper for shrimp, chicken or pork chops.
Toss this raw sauce made from tomatoes, olives, mint and garlic with freshly cooked pasta.
Juicy and sweet watermelon gives salsa an addictive crunch, especially when mixed with cilantro, lime and jalapeno.
Canned corn, chiles and olives combined with fresh tomatoes, onion and chile peppers make for an easy and affordable salsa. Serve with whole-grain chips or crackers.
Tomato, jalapeno, lime and olive oil, blended until smooth, are ready for dunking quesadillas or pouring over nachos.
Tangy tomatillos offer up a bright green hue for this lip-smacking sauce.
Beans offer protein, fiber and minerals — they can turn salsa into a satisfying side dish.
Combine peppery arugula with briny capers, olive oil and red pepper for an emerald-colored salsa.
Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition.