The perfect fresh guacamole and salsa are only five minutes away

All recipes in this post developed by Kate Sherwood, The Healthy Cook.

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Time: 5 minutes

2 avocados
¼ cup minced white onion
½ cup finely chopped tomato
2 Tbs. lime juice
1 jalapeño pepper, minced (optional)
¼ tsp. kosher salt

Mash all ingredients together with a fork.

Makes 2 cups.

Per serving (2 Tbs.):

  • Calories: 30
  • Total fat: 2.5 g
  • Sat fat: 0 g
  • Carbs: 2 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Total sugar: 0 g
  • Added sugar: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Sodium: 30 mg

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Time: 5 minutes

1 pint cherry tomatoes
¼ cup chopped white onion
¼ cup cilantro sprigs
1 jalapeño pepper (optional)
1 Tbs. lime juice
½ tsp. kosher salt

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until uniformly minced.

Makes 1 2/3 cup.

Per serving (2 Tbs.):

  • Calories: 5
  • Total fat: 0 g
  • Sat fat: 0 g
  • Carbs: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Total sugar: 1 g
  • Added sugar: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Sodium: 75 mg
Photo: Kate Sherwood/CSPI.

Enjoy these recipes?

Salad Days!—the latest cookbook from Nutrition Action’s Healthy Cook, Kate Sherwood—will help you expand your repertoire with imaginative combinations of greens, vegetables, herbs, whole grains, and proteins. You’ll find healthy variations on classics like Chicken Caesar and Cobb, as well as more adventurous combos like Black Beans & Red Rice with Smoked Paprika Dressing and Sesame Shrimp with Caramelized Shallot Citrus Dressing.

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