Hi Friends! Welcome back to Healthy Grocery GirlMay is National Salsa Month and to celebrate I have 5 healthy ways to enjoy more salsa. Salsa is packed with plant-powered ingredients such as tomatoes, onions and chili peppers.
Did you know tomatoes are a great source of the immune boosting vitamin C as well as potassium, folate and vitamin K? Tomatoes are also a source of lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits including heart and skin health.
Onions are nutrient dense, which means they are low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals. Packed with inflammation-fighting antioxidants, onions can decrease triglycerides and reduce cholesterol levels, all of which can support heart health. Onions can also support healthy blood sugar levels, which is beneficial for individuals with diabetes or Pre-Diabetes. What’s even more is that impressive onions have incredible antibacterial properties.
Besides bringing the heat, chili peppers are rich in vitamins, minerals and Plant Compounds such as vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, copper, vitamin A and capsaicin. Capsaicin is the plant-compound responsible for chili peppers spicy hot flavor and many health benefits. Research studies have shown that Capsaicin can support weight loss by decreasing appetite and increasing fat burning.
Featuring fresh ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, peppers, salt and cilantro, HERDEZ® Salsa Casera is full of flavor, making it great on its own or as an addition to your favorite recipe. HERDEZ® Salsa is the No. 1 salsa brand in Mexico and a staple in Mexican kitchens for over 100 years. Made from fresh, simple, quality ingredients, HERDEZ® salsas represent the heart and soul of Mexican cuisine. The HERDEZ®brand brings modern Mexican to life and makes it easy for people to connect with the real flavors of Mexico through its wide range of salsas and condiments.
While some may see salsa as simply a dip for chips, I see salsa as a plant-powered staple for flavoring meals without excess sugar or calories. Most HERDEZ® Salsas for example, contain only 1 gram of sugar per serving! Available in mild, medium or hot, HERDEZ® Salsa Caserais a quintessential homestylePico de Galloand is suitable for any occasion.
Here are 5 ways you can enjoy more salsa:
Use Salsa as a Ketchup Substitute
Ketchup is traditionally loaded with sugar and contains a relatively small amount of tomatoes per serving. Salsa provides a similar tomato experience with more nutrients, more fiber and less sugar. Whether it’s a burger, breakfast eggs, potatoes or more, swap ketchup for salsa. It’s the ultimate healthy condiment!
Try Salsa in Place of Salad Dressing
A generous pour of salsa is a great alternative to salad dressing. Some store-bought salad dressings can be high in sugar, sodium and calories. Salsa is a fresh and fun way to flavor a salad! TheHERDEZ® brandoffersa variety of salsa flavors to keep your salads interesting!
Salsa Salad Wraps
Bulk up your salsa with beans, avocado and freshly chopped vegetables such as bell peppers for a hearty meal. Add to large lettuce leaves to make crunchy, plant-powered lettuce wraps.
Spice up Your Soup with Salsa
Take a bowl of soup from tasty to terrific with a pourof salsa on top! This works great for any soup, from creamy soups to hearty soups like chiliand you can make it as spicy as you’d like.
Slice a ripe avocado in half and remove the pit, fill the hole with your favorite salsa and top with a sprinkle of sunflower seeds or hemp seeds and enjoy with a spoon.This snack takes less than a minute to make and is packed with fiber, flavor and nutrition. There are many more ways to enjoy salsa… so get creative and enjoy!
- 2 ripe avocados
- 4 tablespoons Herdez Salsa Casera
- or 4 tablespoons Herdez Roasted Salsa Verde
- Hemp Seeds and Fresh Cilantro to garnish
- Rinse and lightly scrub the skin of the avocados.
- With a sharp knife carefully cut the avocados in half, lengthwise, going around the pit.
- Twist the two halves apart and remove the pit.
- Fill the holes left by the pit with your favorite Herdez Salsa.
- Sprinkle with hemps seeds and diced cilantro.
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