I love salsa even though i rarely have it the conventional way…with tortilla chips. I find it a great way to make a fast and tasty corn and black bean salad to serve over steamed veggies or even a tasty salad “dressing”.
It’s hard to find salsa that has no added salt and when you see how easy it is to make why bother buying jars of it?!
I will go more fancy and make a roasted veggie salsa however this one is fast and easy if you have a can of diced tomatoes at home. If you can find canned tomatoes with green chilis and no added salt then go for it…we don’t really have regular tins of that here much less no salt added versions…does it even exist?
Here are the basics
1 can (28oz) no salt added diced tomatoes, drain the liquid and use as required
1/4 cup diced onion, red onion or green onion…raw or sauteed
1 or 2 cloves chopped garlic
1 tsp cumin
coriander to taste
1 diced jalapeño fresh or jarred, or even a chipotle pepper
juice of 1 lime, or more
Pop it all in the food processor and pulse a few times. Add some of the tomato liquid if you want it thinner.
That’s it! Let it sit in the fridge for an hour or two and taste it again…does it need more lime? Sometimes I’ll add some garlic or onion powder or lime juice if it needs a bit more zip.
For a tasty topping for steamed broccoli as shown in the other picture, stir in 1 tsp chili powder, 1 can black beans and 1 can of corn….yum!
This is tasty with baked pita chips, flax crackers or even mixed with a mashed avocado for a guacamole or creamy salad dressing!