Recipe for Salsa – Pep Squad Salsa With Fresh Tomatoes

By | December 19, 2008

Party Mix Healthy Recipe Snack

Snack Recipe Ingredients:

½ cup yellow cherry tomatoes, chopped finely
4 plum tomatoes, finely chopped
½ cup red onions, chopped finely
8 fresh tomatillos
4 tablespoon vinegar, white wine
½ cup ice water
3 teaspoon cilantro, chopped
2 Serrano chili pepper, seeded and chopped finely
2 teaspoon lime juice, freshly extracted
Black pepper, freshly ground to taste
Salt as per taste
Baked tortilla chips


  1. Combine ice water, vinegar and red chopped onions in a small bowl. Mix well and keep aside for 25 to 30 minutes. In this time period remove the papery thin brown husks from the tomatillos. Rinse them and chop finely to get about 1 ½ cup of tomatillos.
  2. When you let the onion vinegar mixture stand for half an hour there will be enough water in the bowl. To drain this water, place a fine sieve over a bowl and pour the onions in the sieve. Discard the watery fluid and place the onions back in the same bowl.
  3. Stir in cherry tomatoes, tomatillos, plum tomatoes, chili pepper, cilantro and lime juice. Season with freshly ground black pepper and salt as per taste. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for 2 to 24 hours. Take an insulated cooler with icepacks and tote this chilled mixture in it.
  4. Serve with freshly baked tortilla chips. Fresh garlic bread can also be an ideal and filling accompaniment along with pep squad salsa. This recipe makes 2 servings.

Health Tip:

  • Pep squad salsa is a low calorie, low fat, diabetes friendly recipe. This recipe provides about 40 calories per serving with no significant fat, protein or carbohydrate.
  • As the recipe is low in fat it can be an ideal salsa recipe for people on weight loss diets, and low carbohydrate diets.
  • Pep squad salsa provides only 14 mg sodium, thus it can also be an ideal choice for individuals on low sodium diets.
  • Tomatoes in this recipe not only provides a bright red color and a sweet juiciness but also provides ample of vitamin C, vitamin K and vitamin A. Tomato is low in calories and besides these antioxidants are also a good source of many other nutrients like chromium, molybdenum, potassium, folate, thiamin, copper, niacin, riboflavin, dietary fiber, manganese, iron magnesium, phosphorus, tryptophan, pantothenic acid, vitamin E, and protein. Lycopene, a potent antioxidant found in tomatoes provides many health and heart benefits to the body too.