Fresh Homemade Salsa
One of the best parts about homemade salsa is the ability to adapt the ingredients to YOUR preferences. You can mix in different vegetables, spices, and herbs, and control the amount of salt to suit your taste preferences. Our recipe calls for cilantro, jalapeños, and diced tomatoes – but there are certainly other options you could experiment with.
- Use parsley or basil in place of some of the cilantro.
- Opt for bell peppers or a different type of chile pepper instead of the jalapeños.
- Use dice fresh tomatoes, tomatillos, and/or bell peppers from the garden in place of some (or all) of the canned tomatoes.
- Add fresh fruit (like pineapple, mango, or strawberries) for a sweet twist.
Regardless of which variation you choose, always be sure to finish with a squeeze of lime or lemon and a dash of salt. Serve along with your favorite protein, slow carb (like Socca Crackers – AD pg. 202) and a few vegetables for a tasty family meal!
How can you Serve your Fresh Homemade Salsa?
Salsa isn’t just for tacos or chips – it can be used in a variety of meals! Try stuffing a chicken breast with a scoop of salsa and some cheddar cheese. Mix the salsa into scrambled eggs and serve in a half avocado “boat”. Or, try serving some of the salsa over a tomato-based soup or stew for something unique and unexpected.
How do you like serving your homemade salsa? Share your ideas in the comments below or take a picture of your meal and share it in the Facebook Group – we always love to see what you’ve been cooking!
Looking for More Quick-and-Easy Recipe Ideas?
Check out our downloadable meal planning classes. Each class comes with an eBook including a Specialized One-Week Meal Plan and Prep Sheet, or Specialized Recipes, as well as Additional Resources prepared by Chef Dawn Ludwig and Chef Kenzie Osborne. Each class also has the option to add-on downloadable presentation slides for more recipes and extra resources.
Fresh SalsaDavid Ludwig, MD, PhD, and Dawn Ludwig.