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Low sodium salsa surrounded by homemade crackers and a grey tea towel on a white counter.

Low Sodium Salsa

Making your own salsa requires only 3 simple steps and calls for fresh whole ingredients, no preservatives, and a minimal amount of salt, which makes it heart-healthy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 28 kcal


  • 1 Large Saucepan


  • 5 cups tomatoes peeled
  • ¾ cup Spanish onion chopped 
  • ¾ cup green pepper chopped 
  • ½ cup red pepper chopped 
  • 1 hot banana pepper chopped 
  • 3 hot chili peppers   chopped 
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 can tomato paste             
  • ½ cup white vinegar         
  • 2 tbsp sugar                 
  • 2 tbsp lime juice                
  • ½ tsp pickling salt            
  • 1 tsp paprika                       
  • 1 tsp oregano


  • Chop everything and add to a large saucepan over high heat.       
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Turn heat to low and simmer until thick (around 30 minutes).
  • Let cool and put into jars with lid.
  • If possible wait a few hours after cooling for flavors to perculate.
  • Store in the fridge and serve cold. Sterilize if desired.


Calories: 28kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 78mgPotassium: 193mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 578IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword Anti-inflammatory, heart healthy, low salt, low sodium, salsa
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