This is a wholesome recipe that will delight and surprise your taste buds. The eggplant salsa is rich in flavor, has a creamy texture, and makes for an excellent keto side dish or appetizer. It’s also gluten free!
What’s not to love about this low carb, plant-based recipe? Here are some more vegan keto recipes.
This eggplant salsa will provide you with a sweet and savory flavor that’s healthy for your body. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to make.
Give it try before you’ve wasted the other one hundred calories on something else… with the eggplant from grocery store down the street!
You won’t regret it. This easy to make egg plant salad takes just ten minutes of prep time – so let’s get started right away!!! 🙂
Health Benefits of Eating Eggplant
Managing your weight can be a difficult task. It seems like every day there is another fad diet or food trend that comes around and it’s hard to know what will work best for you.
Eggplants are one of those foods that seem to have an unlimited amount of health benefits, as well as being delicious in any dish! I love how versatile eggplants are too – they’re great in soups, pizzas, pastas and salads (let’s not forget the classic eggplant parm) but my favorite way to enjoy them has got to be this Keto eggplant salsa recipe.
Low Carb Vegetables
Eggplants are low in calories and carbs, but high in fiber. This results in a filling dish that won’t spike blood sugar levels or leave you feeling hungry soon after eating
Eggplant is also rich in many nutrients including potassium (to help regulate fluids), magnesium (for muscle function) and vitamin C to fight free radicals + protect cell health.
In fact, eggplants have been shown to be effective at reducing the tumor size of patients with cancer thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties. Whoa!
Benefits of eggplant include: it’s high in fiber, antioxidant rich and low calorie. Eggplants also contain phytonutrients that can help lower blood sugar levels and reduce inflammation.
These vegetable are also known to have anti-aging properties which makes them perfect for aging skin!
The beauty benefits aside eggplant can actually be used as an “insurance policy” against diabetes by lowering the risk or delaying type II diabetes among people who do not yet show any signs of pathology.
However, if you’re looking at eggplant recipes then this tasty keto eggplant salsa might just be what you need! One cup contains about 45 calories with one eggplant.
Eggplant Salsa Recipe
Here are the ingredients and shopping list you will need to make this eggplant salsa.
- Olive Oil
- Eggplant, peeled and diced
- Onion, diced
- Garlic Cloves, minced
- Chipotle Hot Sauce,
- Salt and Pepper
How to Make Eggplant Salsa?
Place the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.Once hot, add the diced eggplant, onion and minced garlic.
Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until tender and browned.
Add the chipotle hot sauce and salt and pepper.
Stir to combine, then reduce heat to medium-low.
Continue cooking for 30 more minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture is reduced and sticky.
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 large Eggplant, peeled and diced
- 1 small Onion, diced
- 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 1 Tablespoon Chipotle Hot Sauce, or more to taste
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Place the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.Once hot, add the diced eggplant, onion and minced garlic.
- Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until tender and browned.
- Add the chipotle hot sauce and salt and pepper.
- Stir to combine, then reduce heat to medium-low.
- Continue cooking for 30 more minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture is reduced and sticky.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 cups Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 224Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 161mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 11gSugar 15gProtein 4g