It can be so frustrating going out to eat at a Mexican restaurant and not be able to partake in eating the fresh chips and salsa. The salsa without a doubt has big chunks of onion and garlic in it and is a BIG no-no if you’re FODMAP sensitive to the garlic and onion like I am. I have eaten my fair of plain tortilla chips as I envy the salsa being eaten. For years I have been wanting to make my own version of a salsa – not only does it make for perfect low FODMAP snacks but it’s absolutely delicious! I cannot understand why it took me so long to make it myself as it’s SO easy. Whenever we visit Cabo San Lucas (my favorite place in the world and where my hubby and I got married), it is no problem for restaurants to whip up a fresh salsa for me. I wish it was that easy in the U.S.
I have found so many great uses for having fresh salsa in the house:
- The salsa is perfect to put over tacos
- Have as snack with low FODMAP vegetables like jicama, carrots, cucumber, bell peppers (not the green ones)
- Over eggs
- Add flavor to any chicken or fish dish
- Eat with a variety of different tortilla chips like these or these.
A garlic and onion-free salsa recipe packed with flavor!
- 4 plum tomatoes, diced
- 2 tbsp cilantro
- 1 tsp kosher sea salt
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1/2 cup red, yellow or orange bell pepper, diced
- 1 tsp jalapeno, seeds removed, diced (optional)
- In a food processor add all of the ingredients.
- Pulsate for 10-15 seconds.
Serve with FODMAP safe tortilla chips or your favorite FODMAP safe vegetables.
Keywords: homemade salsa; fodmap recipe; salsa