WW Recipe of the Day: 13 Sensational Skinny Summer Salsas for Weight Watchers
Salsa is a great summer snack to enjoy by itself as a dip, or as a healthy WW Friendly zero/low points condiment for your favorite dish.
It tastes great when mixed with cottage cheese as a topping for baked potatoes, mixed in with soup, or with your favorite pork or beef dish.
Since there are so many different types and styles of salsas (chunky, smooth, mild, medium, hot, with or without tomato, verde, fruit, etc.), you are certain to find one, or many, you like best.
Plus, you can always adjust the ingredients to make the taste more to your own personal preference.
The Skinny on Summer Salsas
Salsa is naturally low in calories and low in fat, while being filled with lots of nutrients and phytonutrients—thank you fresh tomatoes 🙂
And it's great for Weight Watchers: Beyond the Scale since most salsa recipes are usually no, or low Points. Because there are lots of different salsas to choose from, we wanted to gather some of our favorite here to share with you...
WW Friendly Salsa Recipe Roundup
Fresh Salsa Mexicana
Diana Kennedy's Fresh Salsa Mexican de Jerez, is easy, healthy and delicious. I haven't been able to stay out of this delectable salsa since making it earlier this afternoon. (16 calories | 0 SmartPoints)
Easy, Healthy and Fresh Pico de Gallo
This simple fresh salsa goes my many different names including salsa fresca and pillo de gallo. It's a delicious basic condiment that goes well with just about everything. You can serve it with tacos, tostadas or quesadillas of course. And it's also great as a topping for grilled fish, chicken or shrimp. I also love it on top of scrambled eggs. (25 calories | 0 SmartPoints)
Black Bean and Mango Salsa
Simple and delicious, this black bean mango salsa is versatile too. Each serving has just 58 calories, 0 WW Freestyle SmartPoints and is Simply Filling.
I made this simple strawberry salsa recently to go with the grilled pork we were planning for dinner. If you are a fan of fruit flavored salsas from the jar you owe it to yourself to try this fresh from scratch one.
(29 calories | 0 SmartPoints)
Corn and Tomato Salsa
This simple fresh corn tomato salsa is a great way to jazz up tacos, quesadillas or simple grilled fish or chicken.
(38 calories and *0-1 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per serving.)
Simple Mango Salsa
Recently this simple mango salsa recipe caught my eye. I decided to give it a try. With its beautiful peach and green hues and bright tropical flavor, it was the perfect tasty topping for simple grilled fish. And with just 5 ingredients, you can make it in minutes! It would be delicious with chicken too.
(49 calories | 0 SmartPoints)
Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Crisps
This simple fruit salsa with cinnamon-sugar chips would make a wonderful addition to any brunch table or a nice light dessert option after a heavy meal. The sweet-tart flavors in the salsa—thanks to the kiwifruit and lime juice—pair well with the sweet oven-baked crisps.
(100 calories | 2 WW SmartPoints)
More Light & Healthy Summer Salsas for Weight Watchers
- Watermelon Salsa (from Weight Watchers)
- Fresh Blueberry Salsa (from Kitchen Parade)
- Avocado Orange Salsa (from Green Lite Bites)
- Salsa Picante Roja (from SkinnyTaste)
- Roasted Salsa Verde (from Slender Kitchen)
How To Make Salsa With Fresh Tomatoes Video....
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Salsa became one of my best friends when I began WW in the early 90s and it's still a favorite more than 2 decades later. One of my go-to 0 points snacks back then was canned green beans topped with salsa, something a leader suggested. I love how it can perk up simple grilled or broiled chicken and fish too.