GreenChic Recipe: Green Goddess Salsa

Jennifer Spaide

Jennifer Spaide is the Founder of, and is dedicated to educating and inspiring individuals to lead healthy lives, starting with what they eat. She lives in New Canaan and is a registered nutritionist, cook, mom, and foodie. 

This recipe was developed for one of my readers who was looking for a healthy salsa to serve at a party..."something a little green." I was so pleased she had made the request because this Green Goddess Salsa has become one of my staples. It is packed with healthy ingredients and is amazingly nutritious. It also has a clean, fresh flavor that is perfect with homemade tortilla chips, with eggs in the morning, or served with grilled meats. 

Green Goddess Salsa 

1 jalapeno, seeded

2 cloves garlic

1 head broccoli, lightly steamed

1 cucumber, seeded (or half an English cuke)

1 avocado, peeled and seeded

A handful of parsley

Juice of a lime

Drizzle olive oil (optional)

Salt and pepper to taste 

Pulse the jalapeno and garlic in the food processor until minced.  Add the broccoli, cucumber, avocado, parsley and lime juice.  Process until veggies are minced and well combined.  Add a drizzle of olive oil if desired, and season with salt and pepper to taste.   

To make homemade tortilla chips:  cut whole-wheat tortillas into strips or wedges.  Spray with cooking spray, sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika (or any other combination of spices you like).  Broil for 5-7 minutes, until lightly browning, flip over, spray and season the second side and broil for another couple minutes.