Fresh-tasting healthy fire-roasted salsa – in just 2 minutes!! A big thank you goes to my kitchen assistant Megan for this recipe. Fire-roasted tomatoes lend premium flavor to salsas, but store-bought brands also come with a premium price.
When I explained that I was looking to create a quick and easy salsa using far more economical canned fire-roasted tomatoes, Megan shared hers. Unlike most jarred varieties, this salsa actually looks and tastes like those in Mexican restaurants and markets–and it’s ready in minutes. Olé!
MAKES 8 SERVINGS
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
1 garlic clove, roughly chopped (or 1 teaspoon minced)
¼ cup roughly chopped onion
¼ cup fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon jarred jalapeño peppers
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend in short pulses to mix. Place in a container, cover, and store in the refrigerator. Salsa will keep for about one week.
DARE TO COMPARE: While all jarred salsas are low in fat, most are high in sodium, with some brands having as much as 480 milligrams in each ¼ cup. To keep the sodium level of your homemade salsa moderate, look for fire roasted tomatoes that have less than 280 milligrams of sodium per half cup.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING: (1/4 cup) Calories 15 | Carbohydrate 3g (Sugars 2g) | Total Fat 0g (Sat Fat 0g) | Protein 0g | Fiber less than 1g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 180mg | Food Exchanges: ½ Vegetable | Carbohydrate Choices: 0 | Weight Watcher Plus Point Comparison: 0 Smart Point: 0