Summer Salsa With Fresh Herbs

apple pepper salsa

Apple-Pepper Salsa

1 large apple such as Fuji or Gala, cored and chopped

2 bell peppers, any color, cored and chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh mint

1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro

1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

1 tablespoon lime juice

Salt and pepper

In a medium bowl, toss together the apple, bell peppers, the herbs, vinegar and lime juice. Season with a little salt and pepper.

40 calories per 1/2 cup, no fat, no cholesterol, 10 grams of carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 6 grams sugar, 1 gram protein, 85 milligrams sodium.

Cucumber – Corn Salsa

2 ears of fresh corn, cooked in boiling water for five minutes, cool 30 minutes before using it in the recipe.

1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped

1/2 teaspoon celery seed

1 small red onion, peeled and diced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

1/4 cup lemon juice

Salt and pepper, pinch of each

Carefully, cut the kernels from the ears of corn. In a medium bowl, add all the ingredients, and toss lightly. Cover and chill about an hour before serving.

45 calories per 1/2 cup, 1 gram of fat, no cholesterol, 10 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 2 grams protein, 105 milligrams sodium.

Tarragon- Fennel Salsa

1 fennel bulb, chopped

1 medium white onion, peeled and diced

2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, minced

1/2 teaspoon of finely diced hot pepper, such as jalapeno

Optional: 1/4 cup of diced white grapes

Combine all ingredients, toss lightly. Chill for about an hour before serving.

40 calories per 1/2 cup, no fat, no cholesterol, 8 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 1 gram protein, 110 milligrams sodium.

All three of these salsa recipes are delicious with fresh, sliced tomatoes, grilled chicken, or shrimp.

~ Meadow Walker

The Etsy Store has dried culinary herb blends for all your recipes. Our herbs are organically grown, harvested and dried with the utmost care. Great prices and fast shipping. We also carry culinary herb teas as well.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MysticalMagicalHerbs

 

 

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