Making salsa from fresh ingredients, rather than using a processed product, can help to cut down on sodium. It also tastes better and allows you to control the amount of spice to suit your palate. I recommend Roma tomatoes or tomatoes in season. Add spring onions, garlic, fresh chilies, tomatillos, even mangoes.
♥ Make from fresh ingredients to control the sodium.
Makes 1 pint (1/4 cup serving)
1/2 small red onion, diced (about 1/2 cup)
6 to 8 Roma tomatoes, cored, seeded, and diced (about 2 cups)
1 tsp. garlic, minced
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice or lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. Tabasco sauce, to taste
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Bring a small pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Immerse the onion for 20 seconds, drain, and rinse under cold water. Shake off the excess water and combine everything except for the cilantro in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Stir in the cilantro before serving. Add salt and lime juice to taste.
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|Traditional recipe, 1 serving (1/4 cup)||18||0|
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|Modified recipe, 1 serving (1/4 cup)||15||0|
|Total savings: 3 calories and 46% less sodium per serving|