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Skinny Salsa Recipe

By September 18, 2011October 16th, 201316 Comments

how to make homemade salsa

Skinny Salsa Recipe
1 medium-sized mixing bowl ½ cup chopped cilantro 1 cup chopped tomato ¼ cup minced red peppers ¼ cup minced red, spanish or green onion 1 clove garlic chopped (optional) a few parsley leaves finely chopped 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice S ea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1.Toss all ingredients with lime juice in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  • 2. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving
 What is your favorite salsa and what did you think of my salsa? I have used this on chicken, with scrambled eggs and fish.

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  • Rumiana says:

    Mmm looks very good. I prefer balsamic vinegar instead of lemon juice, but most people think that tomatoes don’t go well with vinegar, but the trick is in the small quantity. I like to scramble 2 eggs and add them to similar tomato salsa, I also add some olives.

  • Hi Flavia,

    You’ve done it again. That sound delicious!
    I have to give it a try soon.
    Maybe I will invite some of the kindergarten
    students that I tutor (as a labor of love) to
    show me how well their reading lessons are
    going,, to read
    the ingredients to me! Practice reading with
    phonics and learning about health at the
    same time. 🙂

    Stay healthy and fit,


  • Michelle Barrett says:

    Hi Flavia, enjoy your blog & new recipes. About this new recipe – are you sure you should be calling it “Skinny Girl” Salsa when Betheny Frankel has the rights to “Skinny Girl” brand? 

  • Rosa Maria Barboza says:

    It seems to be tasteful on chicken or scrambled eggs. Thanks Flavia! and have a wonderful time in Las Vegas!

  • Kylie says:

    Add a small chopped red or green chilli and it’s perfect!!!

    Also works well with beef; or stirred through steamed veggies.

  • marianne says:

    I was wondering if you have done any research on cleanses and detoxifying the body.
    Do you reccomend any type of cleansing program?

    • Flavia says:

      I have done some and the best way to do them in my opinion is with whole natural foods. I’d recommed for most people to just do a few days and you can even start with a fast day first (drinking only water all day) and then 2 days with strictly vegetables. There are foods that are natural diurectics such as asparagus, broccoli and foods that help to detox such as organic maple syrup and lemon. From there you can put together some great vegetable drinks with a little maple syrup (in a couple drinks) for your detox days.

  • Anna says:

    This sounds good! I love salsa! I eat it with eggs, chicken, fish, beef, spinach, carrots, cucumbers 😛 Have you heard of nightshade vegetables?

    • Flavia says:

      No..what are they?

      • Anna says:

        It might be easier for me to refer you to the article where I first learned about it than me trying to explain: this past summer I was eating alot of tomatoes because we grew our own vines. My ankles, knees and wrists where hurting so that I couldn’t even do jumping jacks or push ups and I didn’t know what was wrong with me! luckily I stumbled across this article and stopped eating tomatoes and peppers (which are the only nightshade vegetables I eat) In 2 weeks I was all better! about a week ago I had 1 small tomato and a little cayenne pepper and 2 days after my knees where so sore that I couldn’t squat 🙁 I haven’t had any at all since then and am almost completely better now. I was just wondering how much cayenne pepper or salsa I could have without being affected or if I had to just completely stay away from them.

  • April Dangerfield says:

    Sounds really good, can’t wait to try it! Love salsa with lime! The one I buy already made is very similar, but this will be better as it has no filler ingredients… I love using salsa mixed with avocado to make simple guacamole!

  • Britanie S says:

    Hey Flavia –

    This recipe sounds delicious! I love salsa and enjoy putting it on eggs, chicken, etc. I just have one question – what ingredient could I add to give it some fiesty spiciness? I really like my salsa to have a bit of a kick.

    LOVE your blog, your recipes, tips and exercises!

    Thanks for the blessing you bring to women!!

    • Flavia says:

      Jalapenos would work and if they are too spicy, remove the seeds and membranes before dicing them, or you could use tobasco. Thanks Britanie, hope the family is doing well!

  • Samantha Rayment says:

    Hi Flavia – chopped fresh coriander is a nice addition for a slightly Asian take (instead of the parsley). As an earlier correspondent said, avocado goes great if you want a more substantial salsa. Thanks for all your hard work, you look amazing xo.

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