Summer is the perfect time for salsa, especially since you don't have to prepare them over a hot stove. You can mix up the ingredients in a bowl to create a light, refreshing dish that's perfect for hot and cold days alike.
On top of being one of the most commonly used sauces in the world, salsa can also add extra nutrients to your meal, particularly when you make them with fresh ingredients like fruits and vegetables.
If you're throwing a summer get-together, whip up a batch of one of these healthy salsa recipes:
1. Sweet Cherry Cilantro Salad
Tired of the same-old spicy salsa? This salsa will liven up any dish and is great on crackers. The cherry in this recipe adds a dash of sweetness that mixes well with the red onion and fresh cilantro.
2. Grapefruit Salsa
Nothing says summer like fresh citrus. This recipe combines red grapefruit and tangerine to make a sweet and spicy treat sure to steal the show. The recipe also includes spicy jalapeno, honey and aromatic basil.
3. Chipotle & Pinto Bean Salsa
This salsa tastes great over quesadillas. With delicious ingredients like green onions and cocoa powder, it's sure to dress up any dish.
4. Pomegranate Cilantro Salsa
Pomegranates are packed with antioxidants, antiviral properties and vitamins. The pomegranate cilantro salad is excellent on tortilla or cinnamon chips.
5. Pineapple Avocado Salsa
6. Salsa Verde
Looking for something a little more traditional? This classic homemade salsa will spice up any meal and is as easy as it is delicious.
7. Cucumber And Green Chile Salsa
Cucumbers offer a variety of nutrients and are well-known for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits. The cucumber and green chile salsa is excellent with grilled chicken, seafood or steak.
8. Corn And Red Bell Pepper Salsa
Bell peppers are an excellent source of vitamins as well as a source of fiber and potassium. Add in some corn for color and texture, and you've got a salsa sure to please even the pickiest guests. The corn and red bell pepper salsa is great with grilled meat and poultry.
9. Pineapple, Mango And Kiwi Fruit Salsa
We've already talked about some of the health benefits of pineapple. If you want a healthy salsa that tastes like summer, this pineapple, mango, and kiwi fruit salsa is excellent. Serve it with grilled tuna and tortilla chips.
10. Spicy Summer Veggie Salsa
This salsa is delicious on a burger, making it perfect for your next barbecue. Its ingredients include fresh corn kernels, red bell peppers and diced zucchini.
With these delicious, healthy salsa recipes, your barbecue is sure to be the talk of the town.
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