Gluten free salsa is a healthy condiment for foods that is easy to make. You can eat it with tortilla chips, tacos or over rice. The sweet and hot taste adds plenty of zest to any meal. This hot stuff is available in stores but it’s better homemade. Jarred or canned versions may not be as strong as freshly made versions. However, if left long enough the fusion of flavors can prove to be ideal.
Store bought salsa is generally made in a factory. Anything prepared in a factory is subject to cross contamination. For gluten sensitive people, this can be a real problem. Gluten free salsa must be free from cross contamination. Otherwise you can become quite ill as a result. Cross contamination occurs when a gluten free food becomes contaminated either directly or indirectly with a gluten food. For example, mixing gluten flour with gluten free flour. When it comes to store bought salsa it is the vinegars that contain gluten. For this reason, homemade is best because you can prevent cross contamination.
Gluten free salsa options range from basic to hot, all depending on what ingredients you choose to use. Alternatively it can be served hot or cold. An important fact is that eating salsa can provide many health benefits to the body.
Salsa is low in calories. The main ingredients, produce and herbs are naturally low in calories. The use of tomatoes and lime juice add lots of beneficial vitamin C and E to your diet. Hot peppers provide beneficial capsaicin. Capsaicin relieves arthritis, pain and aids in weight loss. Red onions contain high amounts of quercetin which is a natural anti-inflammatory food. Garlic is a gut protector. It is a a natural anti-fungal agent which keeps your digestive tract free of unwanted fungi and yeast. You can make simple gluten free salsa with just those ingredients mentioned above.
Gluten Fee Salsa Recipe
- 4 medium tomatoes (diced)
- 3 cloves of garlic (freshly minced)
- 1 jalapeno pepper
- 1 small red onion (diced)
- ½ tsp cumin
- ¾ cup cilantro (chopped) freshly squeezed lime juice
- salt, black pepper to taste
- First, place all ingredients, except salt and pepper into blender or food processor for about 1 minute until well combined.
- Next, add salt and pepper to taste a little at a time until desired taste is achieved
- Finally pour gluten free salsa mixture into bowl and refrigerate. Serve along side tortilla chips.