You probably associate salsa with tortilla chips and Mexican food. Salsa is actually the Spanish word for sauce. English speaking countries use the word salsa to refer to tomato based sauces and dips that are characteristic of Mexican food. What is salsa made of? Well, there are many varieties of salsa dips made with ingredients such as tomatoes, mint, fruits, or vegetables.
Southwestern salsa recipes include cooked tomatoes, cilantro, onion, chili peppers, and garlic. This salsa is known as the classic mild salsa dip and is most common in the Southwestern U.S.
In pico de gallo salsa dips you will find lime juice, raw tomatoes, cilantro, onions, chili peppers, and other chopped raw ingredients. In English, pico de gallo means roosters beak.
Salsa nutrition facts vary by the type of salsa. The amount of fresh salsa calories in freshly homemade salsa is around 25 to 40 calories per serving. The calories in a jar of salsa that you can buy at a grocery store vary from 70 to 90 calories per serving.
Some popular recipes using salsa are fajitas, gazpacho, sloppy joes, and chicken with salsa.
Salsa is a tasty and nutritious addition to any meal.
Good refereneces: Sabra.com