Salsa is hands down one of the most popular snack foods that double as healthier choices, as it’s made with vegetables, has great flavor, and reminds us of fun times with family and friends. Oh, and of course let’s not forget a tasty salsa for Game Day celebrations. Though salsa is a healthier option, the downside is often the sodium in the chips you’re pairing with it. If you’re looking for a more creative way to utilize your favorite salsa and you want to nix the chips, you can achieve this in various ways!
Use It as a Vegetable Dip
One of the best ways to eat salsa without chips is to replace the chips with a vegetable dipper. Cutting vegetables into manageable sticks seizes allows for an easy, one-bite dip into a delicious freshly made salsa. It is also an excellent idea for a finger food idea to serve at a party or gathering. The best choices are celery, carrots, and even bell peppers to use in place of the traditional tortilla chips.
Use It as a Marinade
Grilled foods, specifically meat receive a lot of their flavor and moisture from a marinade. Yes, you can use your favorite salsa as a marinade. The salsa juices will be absorbed into the meat and create a savory mix of fresh tangy flavors. Yep, salas aren’t for chips anymore.
Use It as an Ingredient
It’s easy to think of all snacks to enjoy salsa with, but adding salsa into a dish as an ingredient can kick things up a notch and add depth of delicious flavor. Basic fresh garden salsas contain tomatoes, onions, and peppers with a little salt and pepper. Of course, you can add some cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeño too. Salsa can also add an unusual but mouthwatering twist on meatloaf. What’s important to remember is that salsa serves as a more versatile condiment than just a chip dip. What will you try next with your favorite salsa?