22 Amazing Salsas You Can Make at Home

Even if youíre not particularly fond of Mexican food, youíve got to admit salsa can be pretty addictive. Thereís nothing like sitting down with a bag of nacho chips and a bowl of salsa and getting to work. But did you know that you donít have to rely on store-bought, pre-made jars of salsa? You donít have to go to a restaurant either. There are tons of fresh homemade salsa recipes available on the web. Yes, you can actually make your own salsa from scratch and there are so many different ways you can do it. Here are 22 amazing salsas you can make at home.

Whatís your pleasure Ė do you enjoy savoury salsa recipes, spicy salsa recipes, hot salsa recipes, medium salsa recipes, mild salsa recipes, sweet salsa recipes, sour salsa recipes, green salsa recipes, red salsa recipes, tomato salsa recipes, or salsa dip recipes? Whatever your salsa preference, youíre sure to find your favourite salsa recipe in this article. Thereís a fermented salsa recipe, a fruit salsa recipe, a pineapple salsa recipe, and a black bean salsa recipe. Thereís an avocado salsa recipe, a fresh mango salsa recipe, a chunky salsa recipe, and a fire-roasted salsa recipe. And those are just a few of the salsa recipes youíll discover in this list. After you study these best salsa recipes in detail, youíll be a salsa expert and able to make any kind of salsa you please. But first, you should know a bit of the history and nutritional value of salsa, because it really is one of the healthiest condiments you can eat.

Salsa is a synergistic blend of chopped tomatoes, chilis, and other spices thatís often served as a condiment in North America. The first salsa appeared in South and Central America during the time of the Incas, Mayans, and Aztecs. When the Spanish first landed in the Americas, they came face-to-face with tomatoes and salsa-style sauces. Thatís when the recorded history of salsa began. The Spanish noted how the Aztecs mixed chili peppers with tomatoes and ground squash seeds. At that time, the Aztecs ate salsa as a turkey, lobster, fish, and venison condiment. The first European to name this delicious spicy sauce was Alonso de Molina, who gave it the name salsa in 1571. As far as the nutritional value of salsa goes, it depends on what kinds of vegetables and fruits are included in the recipe.

As tomatoes are often the main ingredient of any given salsa dish, letís have a look at tomato nutrition. Just one cup of raw, red ripe tomatoes is 31 calories, is very high in dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium, and high in iron, manganese, magnesium, niacin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, thiamin, and vitamin B6. Another common salsa ingredient is the chili pepper, so letís have a quick look at the nutritional value of fresh, raw chili peppers as well. A single red chili pepper is 18 calories, very high in potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C; while itís also high in dietary fiber, iron, manganese, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, riboflavin, and thiamin. A single green chili is also 18 calories, is very high in potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C, and high in dietary fiber, iron, manganese, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, riboflavin, and thiamin. So, you can see, with just a few of these ingredients, salsa is already looking very healthy. Imagine how each added veggie is going to contribute even more nutrients to the mix. You really canít go wrong with eating salsa Ė just donít eat too many nacho chips. These 22 delicious salsas come from the ďCountry LivingĒ website where you can find the full list of salsa recipes as well as lots more recipes for every meal, holiday, and special occasion.*

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