Beach Salsa

I love my beautiful aunt Jodie, and my love for her grew even more when I snatched this recipe from her.  I knew it would be a keeper for at least three good reasons:  1) It’s from Jodie, 2) It has “beach” in the title and you all know how I love the beach, and 3) It’s salsa and I also love salsa . . . especially freshly made salsa!

If that isn’t enough to convince you that this salsa is the best ever, then let me tell you that every time I have ever taken this salsa to a party, pot luck, family event, etc., I am begged for the recipe.  So, if you’re looking to score friends, impress your family, or just want to make your loved ones happy . . . this is a no-fail way to do it!

Now, I know you’re going to wonder what an Italian dressing mix is doing in salsa, but go with me here.  You’re going to be amazed, simply amazed!  The way the lime mixes with that dressing and then coats everything in this salsa leaves a flavor that is indescribable.  While your tomatoes are coming fresh off the vine, make sure you throw this EASY salsa together before your garden dries up.  The hardest part about making this salsa is chopping the tomatoes.  That’s how easy the recipe is.


Beach Salsa
Adapted from Aunt Jodie

7 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 can chopped olives
cilantro (to taste), chopped
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
1 can corn, drained
4-5 green onions, chopped
juice from 2 limes
1 package dry Italian dressing

Dilute dry dressing mix in lime juice.  Mix all other ingredients and add to it.  That’s it!  So easy and so good!

Makes approximately 8 cups.

*I’ve used fresh tomatoes (not Roma) out of my garden when they are in season.  They work well too.  They are juicier than Roma tomatoes, so you may want to chop them, place them in a strainer, let some of the liquid drain off of them, and then add them to your bowl.

*For less carbohydrates leave out the corns & beans.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving = 1/4 Cup)
Calories:  27.7
Protein:  1.0g
Carbs:  4.7g
Fat:  0.7g (0.2g = Sat.)
Fiber:  1.0g
Sugars:  0.9g

Nutritional Information (Per Serving without Corn/Beans)
Calories:  16.7
Protein:  0.3g
Carbs:  1.8g
Fat:  0.7g (0.2g = Sat.)
Fiber:  0.4g
Sugars:  1.1g


One thought on “Beach Salsa

  1. A says:

    This is such a great recipe. Every time I make it, it’s a hit. In fact, there have been several occasions where I set it out on the table, run back to the kitchen to grab something else, and it’s practically gone. I’ve gotten wiser over the years and now take some out–just for me–ahead of time :).

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