Advertisement

What's a healthy salsa recipe using avocado?

Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics
Here is a healthy salsa recipe: Dice four Roma tomatoes and add them to a bowl. Chop one medium onion fine. Add 1/4 cup chopped cilantro. Add one small chopped jalapeño pepper. Remove the seeds. Add 1/4 lime juice. Add one chopped avocado. Salt to taste. Mix well and store in the refrigerator till ready to serve.
Avocados are not only low in carbs, but they have a slew of healthy benefits. They're low in sugar and contain heart-boosting and anti-inflammatory nutrients too.

Avocado Salsa

Ingredients

16 oz frozen sweet corn kernels, thawed
4-1/2 oz pitted calamata olives, drained and sliced (or any type of olives)
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
5 medium garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp oregano leaves, dried
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper, ground
4 fresh California avocado, pitted and diced

Directions
  • In large bowl, mix corn, olives, red bell pepper, and onion. Set aside.
  • In small bowl, mix garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, cider vinegar, oregano, salt, and pepper. Pour into corn mixture and toss to coat.
  • Cover and chill in refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight.
  • Peel, dice and stir avocados into salsa before serving.
Makes 32 servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 78.2
Total Carbs 6 g
Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
Sugars 0.4 g
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 0.8 g
Unsaturated Fat 5.2 g
Potassium 100.1 mg
Protein 1 g
Sodium 48.1 mg

Continue Learning about Recipes for Healthy Cooking

Thanksgiving Quesadilla
Thanksgiving Quesadilla
Think beyond the leftover sandwich. Instead try a Thanksgiving quesadilla! This delicious lunch can be customized with any leftovers you have. Althoug...
Read More
Baked or Grilled Onion Recipe
Baked or Grilled Onion Recipe
Push those French fries aside! This flavor-filled recipe not only tastes great, but it's low in calories and delivers flavanoids to help your body fig...
Read More
Fuel for Fitness Recipe Center
Fuel for Fitness Recipe CenterFuel for Fitness Recipe CenterFuel for Fitness Recipe CenterFuel for Fitness Recipe Center
Our recipes will help you fuel up pre- and post-exercise. Banana Raspberry Bread Breakfast Burrito Maple, Walnut and Flaxseed Pancakes Morning Mu...
Start Slideshow
What Is a Meatball Soup Recipe for People with Diabetes?
What Is a Meatball Soup Recipe for People with Diabetes?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.