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Mediterranean Salsa Relish Recipe with Lentil Chips

I participated in Mom Blog Tour at the Summer Fancy Food Show on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers and received Saffron Road products to facilitate my review. #MomBlogTourFF

Mediterranean flavors have always intrigued me. I especially love all the fresh, brightly-colored vegetables. Since salsa is one of my very favorite snacks to eat, I knew I had to make something like it, only I wanted to make it a bit different by using Mediterranean flavors. That’s when I came up with the idea to create this Mediterranean Salsa Relish. I add the word “relish” because it is not very spicy, is made with smaller pieces rather than large chunks, and would make a delicious topping for crackers or bread or other dishes as well the lentil chips (which are my favorite for this recipe).


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We’ve visited Asian-inspired, American-inspired, Caribbean-inspired, Italian-inspired, and school-lunch cuisines and now it’s time to try out Mediterranean cuisine.

This Mediterranean Salsa Relish pairs perfectly with Saffron Road Lentil Chips or crackers. It is a very quick and easy snack to make.


This Mediterranean Salsa Relish has so many refreshing flavor notes–salty, slightly spicy, nutty, sweet…I wanted something reminiscent of a Greek Salad, but well-rounded in salsa form. Note: this is a salsa that does not use cilantro! A lot of people have an aversion to cilantro, so I found a delicious alternative that better fits Mediterranean cuisine–mint.


Mediterranean Salsa Relish Square


Mediterranean Salsa Relish


The wonderful thing about this recipe is it is simple and does not require a lot of steps, because everything is pretty much one big step.

Finely chop everything–the tomato, cucumber, Kalamata olives, red onions, and mint leaves.


Mediterranean Salsa Relish Chopping


Stir all of your chopped veggies and mint together and add in some Himalayan pink salt and a splash of apple cider.

Let everything sit in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes so the flavors can meld together. I have always found that fresh salsa does not have much flavor right after it is made, but as it sits the flavor will begin to shine through.


Mediterranean Salsa Relish


Serve with Saffron Road Sea Salt Lentil Chips.


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Mediterranean Salsa Relish
This Mediterranean Salsa Relish is easy to make and is the perfect option for those who prefer fresh to spicy, as it has a mild flavor. Enjoy on top of Baked Lentil Chips.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • 2 roma tomatoes (or about ½ cup), finely diced
  • ¼ cup cucumber, finely diced
  • ¼ cup Kalamata olives, diced
  • 3 Tablespoons red onions, finely diced
  • 4 mint leaves, finely chopped
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Splash of apple cider vinegar (about 1-2 teaspoons)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Set side for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator so the flavors blend together, then serve with lentil chips.
This does not make a very large amount (if you are serving this at a party), but it suitable for the average-size family. Simple double or triple the ingredients as needed for larger batches.



Mediterranean Relish Dip


Saffron Road has a ton of delicious snack products like Lentil Chips, Lentil Crackers, Crunchy Chickpeas, and BeanStalks.

Their snacks are all plant protein-based with 3-5 grams of protein per serving. In fact, they strive for clean nutrition, so you know these are snacks you can eat and feel good about. Their Sea Salt Crunchy Chickpeas are also certified organic.


Saffron Road Snacks


My boys love the BeanStalks, and I do too. Sea Salt is my favorite variety, but they went crazy over the Barbecue and Cheddar flavors.


Saffron Road Bean Stalks


The Baked Lentil Chips come in several different flavors: Sea Salt, Cucumber Dill, Garlic Parmesan, Moroccan Barbecue, Rosemary, Cracked Pepper. I absolutely love that they have unique flavors, rather than the same old flavors chips always come in. It makes them seem more grown up, yet the kids can still enjoy them.

The Lentil Crackers come in Rosemary Herb, Sea Salt, and Cracked Pepper. These would make the perfect addition to an on-the-go lunch. They pair perfectly with hummus, flavored butter, and cheese. You could even try adding slices of tomato on top along with some salt and pepper.


Saffron Road Lentil Crackers

Saffron Road is another brand I worked with last year for the Mom Blog Tour. Check out last year’s post: Lemongrass Chicken & Quinoa Recipe.

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I would love to hear from you in the comments below–-Which Saffron Road snack is your favorite or do you most want to try?


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  1. This salsa relish sounds great. I sometimes like cilantro in salsa, but I’m a little skittish about it, esp don’t like it in any large amount! I’m excited to try this with mint! I love lentils, and haven’t yet tried these chips – they sound perfect!

  2. I’d like to try the Sea Salt Crunchy Chickpeas.

  3. That salsa looks so good! Cucumber Dill sounds delicious.

  4. I would like to try the Barbeque flavored BeanStalks. My kids would probably like them too. Saffron Road does have a lot of products and they all look good!

  5. Love your ideas!

  6. I haven’t tried Saffron Road products, they all sound good! I like making my own hummus, and these would be perfect!

  7. I would love to try the cheddar bean stalks.

  8. I want to try the cucumber dill lentil chips

  9. Looks delicious!

  10. I would love to try the cracked pepper lentil crackers

  11. The baked Lentil Rosemary crackers sound yummy! Thank you for the salsa recipe — perfect for all the summer tomatoes we have.

  12. I think all of them look delicious. I would think too with it being a bean product there would be a protein boost. I think the cucumber dill sounds rally good, very different.

  13. They all sound very yummy. My son would love these.

  14. I would like to try the Sea Salt Baked Lentil Chips. Everything they have sounds so delicious though!

  15. Sea Salt Lentil Chips sound great!

  16. Everything you made looked delicious.

  17. I think I would like to try the Cheddar Bean Stalks.

  18. Love the combination of olives and veggies! perfect for parties and as a low-fat snack!

  19. I have my eye on the cucumber dill lentil chips. I’m so glad to see the Kosher symbol on it so I can eat it!!

  20. You have some unusual ingredients for a salsa. One time my wife brought home a salsa made from sweet potatoes that was really good.

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