Salsa is the Mexican word for sauce. It usually refers to a tomato-based condiment used to dip or to add flavour to dishes.

White bowl containing prepared salsa with ginger pieces nearby.

5 minutes preparation
7 serves of vegies in this recipe


  • 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, chopped
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


Combine all ingredients and toss well. Makes 2 cups.

Salsa will keep for 3-4 days, covered, in the refrigerator.


For a spicy Mexican salsa add 1 ripe avocado, 1 small red chilli, seeded and chopped (or pinch of dried chilli flakes), and 1 tablespoon fresh coriander.

Serving suggestion

Spoon over grilled fish or chicken.

A delicious topping on bread.


The table below lists the nutritional values present in the recipe for salsa.
Serves in this recipe:
Serve size: 247g
  Quantity per serving Quantity per 100g
Energy 345.08kj 139.46kj
Protein 2.33g 0.94g
Fat 4.80g 1.94g
- saturated 0.64g 0.26g
Carbohydrate 5.70g 2.30g
- sugars 5.30g 2.14g
Fibre 3.04g 1.23g
Sodium 24.39mg 9.86mg