Posted by Jennifer Heinen

summersalsaLooking for a healthy side for your summer barbecue? Look no further! While store-bought salsa can be overloaded with sodium, thishomemade Summer Salsa recipe contains less than half the sodium of  leading salsa brands. The combination of fresh, delicious ingredients creates the perfect dip for some whole wheat pita chips. We recommend using leftovers as a topping to your favorite fish!

Hunger and Nutrition provides recipes for clients, community partners, and the general public. Recipes cost $2.50 or less per serving and meet nutrition guidelines consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Visit the Hunger and Nutrition Recipes page or sign up to receive the recipe of the month in your inbox.

Jennifer Heinen, MS, RD, LDN, is a licensed, registered dietitian for the JF&CS Hunger and Nutrition program. Jennifer began her work at JF&CS as a Boston University intern during the early production stages of the Home Cooking without a Kitchen cookbook. She has a passion for educating and empowering others to make healthy choices easy and delicious. Previously she worked as an inpatient and outpatient dietitian and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Dietetic Association. Her favorite food is avocado smashed on whole wheat toast.