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Healthy and Fresh Salsa Recipe

This delicious hand-chopped salsa is flavorful and healthy too. Containing only a hundred and twenty calories per serving, you can serve this avocado salsa with grilled meats or fish, with a Mexican salad recipe or as a dip for crackers and chips. This soft and tasty fresh salsa can be added to tacos, fajitas, or burritos too. Actually, there are lots of uses for salsa. As well as dipping things in it or using it as a salad or meal accompaniment you can use it in sandwiches. What about using cold cuts plus adding a little salsa for a tasty lunchtime sandwich treat?

The hand-chopped vegetables makes this salsa chunkier than guacamole and the lemon juice, hot sauce and salt add just enough piquancy and flavor to bring out the fresh vegetable flavors.

Although most salsa recipes are healthy by default, in that they contain fresh vegetables and not much else, this one is extra healthy, so you can serve it with anything you fancy, knowing that this delicious treat is also good for you. The fresh cilantro is excellent with this fresh salsa recipe and the hot sauce adds just a touch of piquancy rather than making it too hot and spicy.

Get yourself a nice sharp knife for chopping the vegetables, first because that means a clean cut without any ragged edges, and second it is safer to use a sharp knife because it glides through the vegetables without you having to exert much pressure at all. If you don’t have a sharp knife either sharpen one or buy one, because nothing looks as unprofessional as foods cut poorly with ragged edges!

Once you have your tomato, onion and avocado cut into little cubes, it is time to add the cilantro, lemon juice, and some hot sauce. Minced bell pepper in also good at this point although you have a choice here, in that you could leave it out if you are not bothered about including it or, for a different texture, consider dicing it like the other vegetables so you have larger pieces.

Salsa Recipe with Avocado
Summary: Chopped fresh vegetables combine with lemon juice, which makes a change from lime, as well as cilantro and hot sauce, for a colorful, refreshing salsa with a spicy kick.
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Sauce
Serves: 6
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 avocados, with stones removed
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • ¾ cup cilantro, leaves only
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup minced bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Chop the tomatoes, avocados, and onion by hand and then add the remaining ingredients, stirring well.
  2. Chill for 3 hours or more.

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This salsa is so flavorful and delicious. The creaminess of the avocado, the sharpness of the lemon juice and the fire from the hot sauce are just some of the flavors that combine to make this wonderful and authentic Mexican salsa recipe. It keeps well in the refrigerator for a day or two if you make more than you need. The lemon juice stops the avocado from going brown as well as adding a tasty sharpness. Some salsa recipes use limejuice instead but both juices are nice. If you want to make a tasty and healthy fresh salsa recipe, this one is a great one to choose.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

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