Let’s Salsa! – Three Variations

Salsa is a great way to add plenty of flavor to your dish with a ton of extra calories. Traditional tomato salsa is perfect for most Mexican or Latin inspired dishes, and the grilled mango salsa goes well with just about any fish, or even try it in a spicy chicken dish. The peach and rosemary salsa goes well with fish, pork and chicken. With the farmers market currently in abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables, pick up some of these ingredients and give it a whirl!

Tomato Salsa

INGREDIENTS:
2 fresh tomatillos, husked and finely chopped
3/4 cup yellow tomato, finely chopped
2/3 cup Roma tomato, finely chopped
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (optional)
1 lime
1 Serrano chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped
Salt & Pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:
Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl and refrigerate for an hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts per 2 tbsp: 8 calories, 0g fat, 1.5g carbohydrates, .5g protein


Grilled Mango Salsa

INGREDIENTS:
2 large mangos, peeled and sliced 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick
1 large red onion slice, 1/2 inch thick
1 jalapeno pepper, sliced and seeded
2 tbsp parsley
1 lime
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS:
Use the olive oil to lightly coast the the mango, onion and pepper.  Over a medium heated grill, cook them until they have grill marks on all sides.  Take off the grill and let them cool. Chop into chunky pieces, and mix together with parsley and juice from the lime in a bowl. Taste and season with salt as needed.

Nutrition Facts per 2 tbsp: 32 calories, 1g fat, 6g carbohydrates, .5g protein


Peach- Rosemary Salsa

INGREDIENTS:
1/4 cup peaches, sliced 1/2 inch thick
1/4 cup avocado
1 green onion, root removed
1/2 – 1 tsp rosemary
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1 jalapeno, halved and seeded

DIRECTIONS
Cover the peaches, green onion, and jalapeños with the olive oil and grill over medium heat until grill marks appear. Remove and let cool. Dice them all up and combine avocado and rosemary in a small bowl. Poor the lemon juice in and stir.

Nutrition Facts per 2 tbsp: 22 calories, 2g fat, 6g carbohydrates, 1g protein