delicious summer salsa recipe
With seasonal fresh produce, fresh salsa can be a simple way to incorporate fruits and vegetables into our diets. I have the pleasure of enjoying my sisters’ varied salsa recipes on vacation and my brother-in-law’s salsa from his vegetable garden. What I enjoy about salsa is that there are just a couple key ingredients in making people come back for another dip:
- Start with tomatoes or fruit. Fruit salsas are a fun way to change up traditional salsas. Think mango, pineapple, peach or strawberry. Dice or puree the tomato (or use drained canned petite diced tomato) or fruit.
- Add diced purple onion and garlic.
- Heat your salsa with diced jalapeno or chilies (heat is optional). If your salsa is too hot, add more tomato/fruit.
- Splash the salsa with the juice of a lime.
- Flavor with cilantro/salt/pepper to taste.
Other additions: diced peppers, drained canned beans, any fruits/vegetables you want to add!
Salsa doesn’t just have to be solely eaten with chips. I enjoy eating it off a spoon and on pasta. The kids taste the salsas – sometimes more the chips. But, they do find fruit in salsa to be different – so, we focus on that and enjoy!
What salsa recipes do you enjoy?