From sweet to tangy to extra spicy, salsa is the talk of the town for healthy eating. It’s an easy way to add a punch of flavor to any meal. 

By adding a combination of chopped vegetables, fruits and herbs there are a ton of variations you can choose from. Here are a few ideas, but feel free to get creative and try your own combination.

  • Tomato salsa: Combine chopped plum tomatoes, onions, canned green chiles, cilantro and lime juice. Add red pepper flakes or hot sauce for more kick.
  • Pineapple or mango salsaCombine chopped, fresh or canned pineapple or mango with cilantro, lime juice, and minced garlic.
  • Black bean salsaCombine canned, drained and rinsed black beans with chopped tomato and onion, cilantro, jalapeño and red wine vinegar.

Melon, Lime and Mint Salsa
Serves 4
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup chopped tomato
  2. 1 cup chopped watermelon
  3. 1 cup chopped honeydew
  4. ½ cup chopped English cucumber
  5. 2 tbsp finely chopped red onion
  6. 2 tbsp finely chopped mint
  7. 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  8. Juice from 1 lime
  9. Pinch of salt
  10. Pinch of cayenne pepper
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Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together tomato, watermelon, honeydew, cucumber, onion, mint, and cilantro. Add lime juice, salt, and cayenne and stir well.
Notes
  1. Nutritional Information
  2. 48 calories, 1g protein, 0g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 11 g carb, 6 g sugar, 2g fiber, 52mg sodium
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