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JAZZYJAS SparkPoints: (47,333)
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9/21/10 3:14 P

I have been known to mix it with cottage cheese.

TINAMBRESNAHAN Posts: 108
9/21/10 11:06 A

Try salsa on raw jicama sliced thinlly like a chip style or even crunchy water chestmuts. Dip artichoke leaves or put on baked potato.

THEJAYBIRD Posts: 74
9/20/10 3:53 P

LOVE it on eggs. love it on corn tortillas that are sprinkled with a touch of melted cheese. love baking it on chicken or tilapia. mixed into plain rice and topped with beans and cheese. you can do LOTS with salsa, just think outside the box ; )

GRACIESMOM70 Posts: 1,345
9/19/10 11:00 A

With cut up vegtables, along side a scrambled egg, on a veggie burger, in a salad- so many ways

SHERRY822 Posts: 3,737
9/16/10 8:55 P

My favorite way to eat salsa is on a tossed salad, as the dressing. I also love it as a veggie dip. I mix it with a little cream cheese, or Laughing cow. and it's delicious. The cream cheese also tames the heat a bit.

WINFIELD28 SparkPoints: (137,623)
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9/15/10 12:44 P

I know you wanted suggestions for something you could dip into salsa...but I have a couple ways to use salsa that aren't as a dip.

Where ever and when ever you would use catsup/ketchup - use salsa.
Use it as a condiment.
I love it as a topping on grilled meat or poultry.
If I'm having a burger at home, I skip the bun and pile on the salsa!

My nephew likes it with his eggs, which I think is a bit different - but he just loves tomato anything!



JOJOSZENT Posts: 6,600
9/13/10 11:56 A

There are many different mango salsa recipes. I just use cubed up mango (about 3) with finely diced white onion (1/8 c.), diced up jalapeņo (3), cilantro (1/8 c., juice of 2 limes, and 1 tsp salt. These measurements are all approximate, I usually go by my taste buds lol. I hope this helps you out some.

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JOJOSZENT Posts: 6,600
9/13/10 11:49 A

Make a salad with your favorite greens, grilled chicken, scallions, light cheese, and top with your favorite salsa. It is yummy and has a lot less fat than regular salad dressing.

TISHAR1022 Posts: 68
9/13/10 11:14 A

Does anyone have a salsa recipe with mango? I had it once and loved it.

HEIDIB2935 SparkPoints: (33,972)
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9/12/10 10:58 P

Great ideas, everyone. Thanks for the inspiration!


GAYLEP67 Posts: 757
9/12/10 8:26 P

I make a vegetarian egg white omelette for breakfast and top it with salsa - delicious!!

ANUSCHKA9 SparkPoints: (183,602)
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9/12/10 1:03 A

I just tried the Special K Crackers and was very disappointed. They're small... about 1 to 1-1/2 inch in size and they are cloyingly sweet. Polly does not want this cracker.

Edited by: ANUSCHKA9 at: 9/12/2010 (01:05)
GRACIESMOM70 Posts: 1,345
9/6/10 9:58 A

cut up veggies- YUMMY

SWEET_TEETH Posts: 820
9/4/10 12:53 P

Cucumber slices, celery sticks, rice cakes, chicken breast

MARIHOTTI Posts: 46
5/25/10 11:41 P

salsa in guacamole, or with pita chips

RLWORRELL Posts: 66
5/24/10 7:38 P

I like to use cucumber slices to dip in salsa and tomatillo dip! Healthy and good too!

SHAPEANDMOLD Posts: 127
5/21/10 10:26 P

Love salsa. Found out when I went to Mexico on a mission trip, the staff there made us dinner and we had salsa with everything like on rice, with chicken, fish, etc. along with a side of beans. So tasty and there's so many different varieties!

ND774748 Posts: 226
5/19/10 12:04 A

For dipping-carrots, celery or zucchini

However, I also eat salsa on eggs or beans, inside wraps or in chunky vegetable salads.

QUILTER2010 Posts: 11
5/17/10 2:23 P

I have been making my own salsa for a little while but I am still experimenting with the recipe but we use it on almost any thing you can think of. My son likes things really hot so we have been adjusting the "heat" a little bit. My daughter does not like such hot things but the other "daughter" we have over all the time likes her condiments so salsa goes pretty quickly in my house. A friend of mine has 28 tomato plants this year so she said she will be giving me tomatoes as soon as they come up. Her family does not eat them. I have used salsa in meatoaf and eggs. We are going to have breakfast burritoes this weekend which will include salsa.

CELTICHEART60 Posts: 20
5/16/10 1:23 P

l love all kinds of salsas especially the ones home made.
The tomato salsa l use in my homemade hummus along with some black olives and garlic. No fat added just water to help blend.
Second fav is the pineapple salsa l use on ham,
2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
1- 1/2 cups chopped apple
2 oranges, peeled, sectioned, and chopped
1/4 cup snipped fresh basil
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 to 2 tablespoons chopped canned red jalapeno peppers
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 3- to 4-pound cooked boneless ham
add what you like leave out what you dont like.
l also use the baked pitas no fat on them just warm the pita up a bit and dip in salsa

--CHRISTINE-- Posts: 6
5/12/10 2:00 P

I didn't use 'fresh' salsa, but I was just wanting something quick for lunch. I cooked a bag of instant brown rice (I know- not the healthiest, but I need quick fix things sometimes), and just started adding stuff to it.
1 c brown rice, 4 tbsp. salsa, 2 shredded romaine leaves, 3 sliced ripe olives, 1/4 c. shredded part skim mozzarella cheese and 2 tbsp. light ranch dressing. Mixed it up and it was a sort of Mexican salad! I'm sure I could have improved on it by adding a few more things to it, but it was good! My count put it at around 270 calories.

NOKONWOD Posts: 2
5/12/10 11:08 A

slice zucchini squash and layer in a casserole dish, cover in salsa, bake. I bake uncovered cause the salsa needs to evaporate a bit for my taste. A little cheese on top for extra fun is good too if you have the calories left that day.

KISSFAN1 Posts: 6,256
5/12/10 8:48 A

I add it to egg omelets (drained of course) and also eat it along with fish or chicken.

WILLBOK Posts: 89
5/11/10 9:02 P

Salsa is good mixed with cottage cheese, especially if you add a little avocado. Also cooking any meat in the crockpot with salsa is great.

SIMPSONS479 Posts: 24
4/30/10 2:47 P

Special K crackers give you the crunch of a chip but are better for you...it's one of my favorite snacks :)

-LADY-A- Posts: 105
4/7/10 1:54 P

I make homemade pico de gallo several times a week (it goes quickly in my home!). We use it on everything! Scrambled eggs, wraps, hamburgers, chicken, you name it! It's definately a staple in my diet.

MELWINEGARDNER Posts: 10
4/7/10 1:26 P

I love to bake a potato and put the fresh salsa on it with salt and sometimes salad or avocado....YUM.

PATTPR Posts: 25
4/3/10 1:32 A

I like whole grain pita bread, lightly toasted in the oven which crisps them up and makes the perfect dippers.

SWEETSUGAR7 Posts: 2,450
4/2/10 3:05 P


I am craving Chips and Salsa right now!

I love mexican food...

LIZKING Posts: 781
4/1/10 3:28 P

make home made pita chips. i buy the josephs wheat flax whatever ones, and one whole pita is only 60 calories. slice it into 8 or so wedges, spray them with some pam and then sprinkle them with sea salt. bake em up ( pop in a hot oven and watch them, til they toast up) and dig into your salsa, for way less calories then traditional corn chips. and you don't have to spray or salt the pitas, you can bake em plain.
or some other things i do with salsa are...eat it on grilled chicken, shrimp, or eggs.

KBCBRETIRE SparkPoints: (21,326)
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3/31/10 4:01 P

I spoon it onto celery. And on salads. Not as good as Tostito's in the taste department but healthier!

RENLLY SparkPoints: (25,489)
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3/25/10 2:33 P

Great idea to make your own salsa. I love it on chicken, pork and mixed with eggs.

JANNWINN Posts: 31
3/25/10 1:17 P

I make a "Salsa Soup" with cooked extra lean ground turkey, V8 juice, corn, then a few cups of salsa. Very fast (especially if you have purchased and cooked up a bunch of the ground turkey and have it frozen in meal-sized freezer packets). One little dollop of lite sour cream and it's good to go! We avoid the chips. Too easy to eat the whole bag.

SHRIMPCHIC Posts: 697
3/25/10 11:15 A

eggs with salsa omelets:O)

LADY_RAINE Posts: 38
3/25/10 2:19 A

Sliced jicama would go well with salsa.

SUZ139 Posts: 621
3/24/10 8:51 P

love these salsa recipes!!

KMBRADY SparkPoints: (67,101)
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3/11/10 4:11 P

I make the follow recipe, in 10 min and add to salad, romain lettuce leaves, low carb tortilla's or as you like!

1 15oz can corn
1 15 oz can Black Beans
1 2.25 oz can Sliced Olives
1 4 oz can Green Chiles
1/4 cup chipped Onions
1/2 chopped Yellow Peppers (bell peppers)
1/2 cup Tomatoe, fresh
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Cayenne
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1/4 cup lime juice or to taste
Hot sauce to taste

Mix all ingredients and store in frig. You can add or remove ingredients if you don't like the listed items, be creative.
Serve with shredded chicken or pork mixed in, on a salad, romain lettuce leaves etc. Also try serving with chips as a chunky salsa.

Number of Servings: 12 1/2 cup servings


*FAFA* Posts: 2,720
3/11/10 1:41 P

That is me too. I hate cilantro.
And I can't stand hot hot peppers so I found some pickled jalapenos that say tamed on them. It is slightly spicy but more of a pickled flavor than hot.
I love them.

MY4BOYZ4 Posts: 243
3/9/10 8:47 A

Thanks so much!!!!!

PATINOH Posts: 480
3/9/10 6:48 A

Just don't like salsa.The ingreds are fine,just don't care for hot peppers or cilantro.



*FAFA* Posts: 2,720
3/8/10 5:41 P

This is what I use for salsa. I am sure there are others that use totally different things but I like to use a ton of vegetables in mine.
You will notice that I then make it into my type of ceviche. Good stuff. And it holds for a long time. 5 days or better.

Ceviche lettuce cups

Base mixture
2 cucumbers diced fine
2 large tomatoes diced fine
1/2 onion diced fine
1 small zucchini diced fine
2 stalks celery diced fine
1 red and 1 green bell pepper diced fine
10 tamed jalapenos diced
2 limes
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and store in a sealed plastic container.

When ready to make individual cups
boil and dice 8 shrimp along with 1/3rd package imitation crab meat and 1/2 avocado diced. Add 1 cup or so of vegetable mixture and fill washed lettuce leaves. Top with a drizzle of dijonaise and 1/2 slices of jalapenos.



MY4BOYZ4 Posts: 243
3/8/10 4:56 P

Anyone want to share the fresh salsa recipe? emoticon

FROGGIEBEAR SparkPoints: (6,910)
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3/7/10 8:34 P

I like to dump it on chicken before I cook it, if I'm looking for a sweet/spicy combo I combine it with pineapple, I know it sounds weird but really tastes good with chicken. Oh yeah and salsa goes good on eggs too.

LIMONADE34 Posts: 925
3/5/10 1:19 P

I've been putting fresh salsa on baked potatoes, salads, and burritos (or beans, rice, veggies without the tortilla) lately.

MOMMAGPLUS11 Posts: 2,669
3/5/10 9:22 A

I use fresh vegetables such as celery, carrots, green,red or yellow pepper or even homemade potato chips that I pop in the microwave. I am not overly fond of any chips, so I have always used veggies rather than chips.

ANGEL2ANGEL Posts: 82
3/1/10 10:30 P

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*FAFA* Posts: 2,720
3/1/10 1:47 P

I have used cabbage leaves, cucumber, celery and lettuce.
I like to make my version of ceviche and you can add the fake crab or shrimp if you desire or not and then I also add a bit of avocado usually. But I then take iceberg lettuce leaves or pieces of leaves and add a couple tablespoons of the mixture and then top it with a touch of dijonaise (no mayo in it) and 1/2 slices of tamed jalapeno pepper pickled.
It is my new favorite snack even without the avocado.
It is a little messy since the salsa/ pico de gallo is so wet but not bad. And oh so good.

ANIKAJAC SparkPoints: (34,746)
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2/25/10 2:35 P

what if you made your own chips out of whole wheat tortilla shells

cut into chip shapes and heat on high 425 until crispy brush with olive oil and salt if you would like

my step mom used to make them all the time very good

SHREKWARD SparkPoints: (102,481)
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2/25/10 5:21 A

I use slices of celery, carrots, peppers, cucumber, radishes, fennel bulb etc. this a great way to get vitamins and antioxidents inside, what could be better?????

COURT241 Posts: 6
2/24/10 1:30 P

I just made a ton of fresh salsa that is oh so delicious! While I am trying to incorporate it into other foods, I keep going back to the Tostitos because what goes better with salsa than chips? Any suggestions of other foods I can dip in my healthy salsa without all the calories?

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