Fresh Grilled Salsa

Jan 29 2014

Easy, fast, fresh homemade salsa full of flavor!

Recipe courtesy of My Bizzy Kitchen 

Serves 24 (1/4 cup servings)

Dietitian's Tip: 

Making your own salsa is a great way to control the amount of salt that goes into it so you can still enjoy the flavors without overdoing it on sodium. Charring the vegetables and adding a little spice add flavor without adding sodium. Try making your own low sodium tortilla chips to go along with your homemade salsa!

Ingredients: 

• 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, to coat
• 6 large tomatoes (not Roma or other small tomatoes)
• 1-3 jalapeno peppers (1 for mild, 2 for medium, 3 for hot)
• 1 onion, peeled and quartered
• 4 cloves garlic
• 1 bunch cilantro
• 1 teaspoon salt
• Juice of ½ a lime 

Preparation: 

1. Pre-heat grill to medium heat or pre-heat oven broiler.
2. Remove stems from tomatoes and jalapeno peppers. Coat tomatoes, jalapenos, onion, and garlic in olive oil.
3. Grill or broil vegetables until they are charred but not falling apart. Place all the ingredients (including cilantro, salt, and lime juice) in a blender and blend until the salsa is the desired texture.
4. Try serving with homemade low sodium tortilla chips or use as you would use your favorite store bought salsa.

Nutrition Information: 

15 calories, 0 g total fat, 0 g saturated fat, 3 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 1 g fiber, 100 mg sodium, 123 mg potassium, 6 mg magnesium, 7 g calcium