Italian Salsa

Friday, June 21, 2019
Italian style salsa is a favorite in our home.

Being I am a huge fan of salsa, Italian and allergic to the onion vegetable family, I made an Italian style salsa we all love here with all garlic!

This is a dieters delight and has vitamins and perfect for the health conscious lifestyle.

Served with all fresh herbs and chopped vegetables, this will be great all summer long.

We love to serve this at a picnic and don't have to worry about all the creamy things in a dip that can spoil and get you sick in the hot summer heat.

Living here in Florida, this is perfect for a dinner party appetizer.

You can add anything you like to your dipping salsa vegetable wise keeping it chunky.

this is a healthy glass bowl of chopped vegetables made into an Italian salsa dip


I hate the extra pounds I gain in winter and just around the beginning of March, I get all my recipes together to make low calories, weight watcher recipes to get that healthy summer body in shape.

Of course, just eating isn't going to make you lose weight,

Walking, morning stretches and a well-balanced diet eating all the 4 food groups will.

If you are looking for a new approach to eating, this is a great place to start with this fresh vegetable easy recipe to make salsa.

This is a basket full of fresh vegetables and an olive oil bottle is in the photo


The vitamins, fresh vegetables, and exercise will get you in perfect shape for that summertime in the sun and fun.

I love all the fresh herbs and vegetables from either my garden or the farmers market and this is the first appetizer and snack I make all summer long.

You can adapt and add other ingredients, but this low-calorie dip is delicious enough to eat with a spoon!

this is a healthy glass bowl of chopped vegetables made into an Italian salsa dip

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Italian peppers, Red bell
  • Large Vine Ripe Tomatoes chopped into small pieces
  • Plum tomatoes
  • Fresh Garlic Minced
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Basil Leaves, chopped fine
  • Fresh parsley

Fresh garden vegetables  to make an Italian Salsa

Suggestions and Tips

You can use vegetable sticks like celery and carrots for this dip, perfect for weight watchers!

Bread are easy, pita chips, garlic bread or any kind of flavored crackers are great.

If you're not watching your calorie intake, add whatever you like.

You can even make this antipasto style adding cubed provolone and chopped salami!

For a real change in this salsa, add some tiny chopped pieces of mozzarella, stir in some feta cheese and green chopped Italian olives.

Only use fresh basil, tomatoes, and garlic when preparing.

Firm fresh vegetables last longer.

You can also use this as a spread on bruschetta!

Store leftovers in a covered glass container.

this is a healthy glass bowl of chopped vegetables made into an Italian salsa dip


I just love fresh herbs that enhance this salsa.

It's bursting with freshness from the garden.

We are so lucky to have fresh produce in abundance all year long in Florida.

This is just the perfect appetizer salsa to spread on top of tortilla, garlic bread, crackers, and pita bread points toasted.

You can also use fresh sliced vegetables instead of crackers for a low carb treat! Let's get this recipe started for our Italian salsa!

Fresh garden vegetables  to make an Italian Salsa


The tomatoes are straight from the garden, basil, parsley grown outside on the front porch and peppers and garlic from the side of the road stands we have all over the state in Florida.

this is a healthy glass bowl of chopped vegetables made into an Italian salsa dip

Dad's Garden

Dad had an awesome garden when he was alive, everything was fresh and had a taste I have never been able to find through the years.

It had to be the soil in Upstate New York that made the tomato so sweet, you would eat them like an apple.

But lucky for us we have an abundance that does grow all year long to be able to eat this great appetizer or snack.

this is a healthy glass bowl of chopped vegetables made into an Italian salsa dip

Fresh is Best

This is a weight watcher dream dip.

It's healthy the salsa is freshly made and bursting with flavors and so great for summer on your waistline.

If you are looking to lose some extra pounds with a healthy dip alternative this is it.

Just make sure you are dipping with fresh vegetables like cucumbers, celery and other, zucchini slices of freshly chopped vegetables you love!

Try Some Of My Other Favorite Recipes

Low Carb Zucchini Quiche

Cheddar Pepper Cauliflower

Low Carb Stuffed Peppers and Zucchini

Mini Zucchini Pizza Appetizers

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This is a fresh herb and vegetable chopped dip called Italian salsa that is healthy and the perfect low calories appetizer

Other Options

Get creative!

You can add other options to this appetizer like chopped cucumbers, radishes, celery, carrots, hot peppers, zucchini, or any other garden vegetables!

My goodness, the skies the limit.

A dip can be whatever you want, I just love this one without all the heavy laced mayo and creams.

You can add more olive oil or even vinegar, adjust to your taste.

This salsa with is bursting with freshness, so get that food processor or sharp knife out an start chopping for the best summer salsa of the season and all year round!

IF you're looking to keep that perfect summer weight with fewer calories, this will be the tastiest dip along with the addition of healthy vitamins you will ever eat!

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Author: Claudia Lamascolo

Italian Salsa

prep time: 10 Mcook time: total time: 10 M
These best summer dip and great for weight watchers. This dip is made with fresh vegetables and you can even use vegetables for a dip! The perfect salsa dip!


  • 1  bell peppers any color or use hot peppers if you like them
  • 2  Large Vine Ripe Tomatoes 
  • 2  Plum tomatoes
  • 3 to 4 tablespoon olive oil and more if needed 
  • 2 cloves of Fresh Garlic Minced
  • 2 tablespoons of Balsamic vinegar
  • Dash of Salt and Pepper
  • Dash of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1  or more Fresh Basil Leaves
  • a handful of fresh parsley
  • Optional: add to the salsa 3 tablespoons or red wine vinegar if you prefer over balsamic you can also use 1/2 teaspoon of dried Italian seasoning for added flavors
  • Additions to hand chop: chopped olives, chopped onion, chopped celery, chopped cucumbers, chopped avocado, chopped broccoli or cauliflower, chopped mozzarella bits, feta, chopped eggplant, chopped salami


How to cook Italian Salsa

  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor, use the pulse method and pulse until the desired chunkiness you prefer.
  2. Any and all of the above ingredients can be chopped by hand also.
  3.  if you don't have a food processor.
  4. Allow at least two hours in refrigerated until serving. 
  5. To enhance even more flavor add some really good grade olive oil before serving around 2 tablespoons stir and enjoy!
  6. Serve with garlic bread, flavored crackers, sesame breadsticks, pita chips or tortilla chips
  7. You can also use fresh vegetables like cucumbers, carrot sticks, celery stalks.
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Healthy Tips

Things that inflame and use in moderation:

  • Excessive alcohol
  • Regularly eating more calories than your body needs
  • Trans and saturated fats
  • Fried foods
  • Refined carbs like white bread, white rice, my doctor said anything white stay away from (flour)
  • Added Sugars
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • High-fat meats and processed meats

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  1. I love how simple and clean this dish is, and undoubtedly the flavors come together in a perfect way! And garlic ... ahh how I love garlic!

  2. @alison
    @Well Andrea

    Thank you all for the kind comments not sure why they didnt show up on this blog....

  3. I love the look of this dish. I'm a big fan of garlic. I add it to almost anything I make.

  4. I love the colors of this salsa and how big and chunky you left everything.

  5. great dish, I love it. Simple and delicious is the way to go...:)

  6. wow, it looks so fresh, I love any kind of salsa, can't wait to try this one, especially with garlic chips, I love garlic!

  7. Nice salsa. Yes to living in Florida and having the availability for fresh produce this time of the year. I've got about 50 basil seedling on my porch now.


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