Fresh Salsa Hacks

Fresh Salsa Hacks

by | Apr 29, 2024 | Community

Balboa Nephrology El Centro is excited to be a part of the 5th Annual Imperial Valley Taco Festival! We’re sponsoring the Best Salsa Competition, where taste meets fresh and delicious ingredients!

The Imperial Valley Taco Festival is all about celebrating bold flavors. So, ditch the high-sodium store-bought salsa and embrace fresh ingredients! Here’s how:

  • Skip the Salt, Embrace Herbs and Spices: Cilantro, cumin, garlic, and lime juice add amazing depth without the sodium punch.
  • Roast Your Veggies: Roasting tomatoes, onions, and peppers intensifies their natural sweetness for a flavor explosion.
  • Explore Low-Potassium Options: Consider using tomatillos, which are naturally lower in potassium than tomatoes.

Balboa Nephrology Registered Dietitian, Min Krishnamurthy enthusiastically says: “I might add paprika, chili powder and freshly ground black pepper to the list of herbs and spices in the “Skip the Salt” bullet! 🙂 And I would suggest experimenting with seasoning blends like Mrs. Dash Salt-Free options which have zero sodium. Fiesta Lime and extra spicy are right up my alley!

Additional Low-Potassium Options:

  • Mix in beans  to add a plant protein nutrient punch
  • Add fruit for a flavor burst (pineapple, strawberries and watermelon are low K, too!) 

See You at the Taco Fest in Brawley on May 3rd on Main Street and discover a world of fresh, flavorful salsas at the Best Salsa competition sponsored by Balboa Nephrology El Centro.  Because healthy choices can be delicious too!

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