Whether you’re frying eggs, baking fish or grilling steak, a good salsa will enhance the flavors of any meal designed to fit your macronutrient needs.

Think about the countless times you’ve paid for store-bought sauces just to add that ‘missing’ flavor. Unfortunately, these sauces are often a crapshoot for your health, loaded with nasty preservatives, hidden sugars and ingredients you can’t pronounce, let alone control, which is why making your own is so important. Just remember to own the salsa by adding your own elements that’ll fit your diet.

But before you do that, try this o ffering that goes with just about anything, except sweet dishes.



• 4 cups chopped cherry tomatoes

• 2 tbsp olive oil

• 1 garlic clove (thinly sliced)

• 1/2 cup diced red onion

• 1/ cup corn (or 2 roasted ears of corn on the cob)

• 12/ cup chopped cilantro

• Juice from 1 lime

• Sea salt and pepper to taste



1: Set oven to 400ºF.

2: In a large bowl, add chopped tomatoes, garlic and oil, then mix together using a spatula. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or aluminum foil) and dump the tomatoes onto the baking sheet. Spread evenly, then sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.

3: Roast tomatoes in the oven for about 12-15 minutes, until the edges the of tomatoes begin to sear. Allow the tomatoes to slightly cool for about 10 minutes before making the salsa.

4: Lastly, add all of the ingredients for the salsa into a large bowl and mix together. Season to taste with lime, cilantro, salt and pepper.


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