Sensational Salsa : A Raw Food Recipe by Susan Smith Jones

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Excerpted from Susan’s book, Recipes for Health Bliss.

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Besides enjoying salsa as a dip for tortilla chips and raw vegetables and in a variety of Tex-Mex dishes, I use it as a topping on everything—baked potatoes, steamed vegetables, brown rice, millet, and quinoa. I also wrap it in lettuce leaves with some avocado slices, grated carrots, and other vegetables.

What Makes Chilis Hot?
Most of the chilis’ heat is in the white tissue (the ribs), and not the seeds, as most people think. If you want a hotter salsa, leave in the white tissue and seeds and mince the whole thing. I recommend wearing gloves when you do this, and keep your fingers out of your eyes!


1-1/2 cup tomatoes, diced, organic if possible
2 Tbsp. finely diced white onion
1 Tbsp. finely diced red bell pepper
1 Tbsp. finely diced yellow bell pepper
1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tsp. fresh lime juice
1 jalapeno pepper, seeds and white ribs removed, minced
1 tsp. minced or pressed garlic
1/8 tsp. minced ginger
Sea salt to taste


Combine all of the ingredients thoroughly in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve. I usually add the sea salt just before eating since it draws out the tomato juices.

For corn salsa, add ½ cup corn kernels cut right off the cob. For mango salsa, add 1/2 cup diced mango. For avocado salsa, add ½ – ¾ cup diced avocado.

Susan Smith Jones

Susan Smith Jones

For a woman with three of America’s most ordinary names, Susan Smith Jones, MS, PhD, has certainly made extraordinary contributions to the fields of holistic health, anti-aging, and human potential. For starters, she taught students, staff and faculty how to be healthy and fit for 30 years at UCLA. Susan has established herself as one of the world’s foremost experts on diet and nutrition, high-level wellness, natural remedies and balanced living. She is the author of 27 books, including Walking on Air, The Joy Factor, Recipes for Health Bliss, The Healing Power of NatureFoods, Health Bliss, and for children ages 1-8 Vegetable Soup/The Fruit Bowl. Susan has written over 2,000 magazine articles on these topics, and has been a guest on more than 2,500 radio and TV shows. Selected as one of 10 Healthy American Fitness Leaders by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports, Susan teaches that the body is designed to be self-repairing, self-renewing, and self-sustaining and that the power to live a radiantly healthy life is within everyone’s grasp. She also teaches that vibrant health starts in the kitchen by choosing the best superfoods. For more information on Susan, please visit: (Refer to the lower half of Susan’s Homepage on how to get any of these books along with a bonus gift of her entire series of seven Natural Remedy Booklet/CD Combos FREE and autographed.)

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