This recipe was shared by reader Tina in North Dakota. Thanks, Tina!
Autumn is my favorite time of year because of all the wonderful vegetables that come into season. Vegetables in general make great healthy snacks, but if you’re like me, you probably get sick of the same vegetable recipes over and over. I’m also a bit picky with the consistency of my vegetables, especially squash.
This Vegetable Salsa makes good use of your autumn vegetables (especially if you’re signed up for a CSA and end up with way more produce than you can possibly handle!) and is incredibly tasty too. You can make some great healthy snacks with some warm pita or toasted bread — whole wheat, of course!
Healthy Snacks’ Vegetable Salsa
Thoroughly wash and dry your vegetables to remove any dirt or contaminants. Combine all of the following ingredients in a large bowl and toss to mix.
- 4 bell peppers (2 red and 2 green) diced with seeds removed
- 4 diced tomatoes
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 1 cup of chopped red onion
- 1 cup of diced zucchini
- 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro (fresh is best)
- 1/4 cup of lime juice (fresh or bottled)
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
The most important step to a good salsa is to let it sit for about 30 minutes before serving. This will allow all of the flavors to combine. Whole wheat bread or pita triangles go together very well with this vegetable salsa.
You’ll end up with about 8 cups of salsa, which is enough for 16 servings. At only 20 calories, these are healthy snacks your vegetarian (and even non-vegetarian) friends will be asking you to bring to potlucks for quite a while.
Thanks again for your recipe, Tina! Make sure to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact page if you want to submit your own healthy snacks recipe!
Tags: bell peppers, cilantro, garlic, onion, tomato, zucchiniHealthy Snack Recipies