Tasty Salsa Recipes

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How better to celebrate salsa month than with some fun new salsas? In this post, we've collected three of our very favorite recipes, which gives you plenty of time to incorporate a creative spin on salsa for Cinco de Mayo!

Melon Salsa Rocks!Melon Salsa

This sweet, yet spicy salsa is a good accompaniment to poultry, fish and hot soups. Better yet, this recipe makes two whole cups of it!

  • 1 cup diced cantaloupe
  • 3/4 cup diced honeydew melon
  • 1 cup diced watermelon
  • 1 tsp minced, seeded chili pepper
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice

In a glass or stainless steel bowl, combine all ingredients. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving in order to let the flavors meld.

Olive and Carrot Salsa FTWOlive and Carrot Salsa

This Mediterranean salsa goes well with seafood. And, once again, the full recipe makes 2 cups of salsa.

  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots
  • 8 large, pitted green olives, chopped
  • 4 large, pitted black olives, chopped
  • 2 tsp chopped bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a glass or stainless steel bowl. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving in order to let the flavors meld.

Ready for Salsa!Baked Banana Salsa

Use this salsa as a dessert sauce. It's fantastic over frozen yogurt, sorbet, fruit salad, or sliced angel food cake. It's also a fantastic sauce for pork, chicken, or fish.

  • 4 ripe, unpeeled bananas
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts or almonds

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place whole bananas (in their skins) on a baking sheet and allow to roast for 20 minutes. The skins will turn brown, but don't worry, that's normal. Allow to cool. Peel and dice bananas and place the fruit in a medium mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and toss gently until combined.

By: Nancy Berkoff, RD, EdD, CCE

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