This salsa is by far my husband’s favorite. Everytime he eats it, he tells me we need to jar it and sell it. I can’t help but laugh, because it’s so simple to make, it feels like I’m getting away with something. Salsa is a great way to liven up almost any dish. I use it on a lot of things, including my scrambled eggs. Of course, it’s nearly impossible to find a salsa without garlic, onions and jalapenos. I devised this easy recipe which mimics traditional jarred salsas, but doesn’t include any of those high FODMAP foods that are hard on IBS and gastroparesis tummies. Oftentimes, people with Mast Cell disorders also have problems with some hot peppers. Personally, jalapenos and I don’t get along; they tax my breathing. That’s why I don’t include them in this recipe. There are many different peppers to choose from and a number of ways to spice up a dish. If jalapenos are a pepper that you can eat, you could include them in this recipe. Conversely, if Tabasco peppers are a problem for you, you need to choose a different kind of hot sauce to use.
In this recipe, the Tabasco sauce provides the heat and varying the amount you use will determine how hot the salsa; a couple of dashes will make for mild salsa. I use canned tomatoes because I prefer the taste of canned salsas and because it has a much longer shelf life when you use canned tomatoes, but you can use fresh tomatoes instead for a restaurant style flavor.
Low FODMAP Red Tomato Salsa
- 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes*
- 1 5 oz can diced green chiles
- 1 tsp fresh chopped cilantro leaves or 1/4 tsp dried cilantro
- 1 tsp lime juice
- A few dashes of tobasco sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
If you prefer a thick salsa, drain the diced tomatoes and diced green chiles before adding them to the Bowl. I like my salsa a little bit juicy so I do not drain them. Mix all of your ingredients together and enjoy. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
*organic, non-GMO ingredients are preferred to avoid exposure to toxins that may increase autoimmune symptoms.