The 7 Best Summer Condiments

Don't top your summer fare with unhealthy ingredients. Use our recommendations to make healthier choices.

By Leah Zerbe


Salsa is America's most popular topping, but avoid salsa sold in cans.Salsa
Salsa is America’s most popular condiment, thanks to a surge in Mexican food popularity. Now outselling ketchup in the condiment category, salsa is generally more nutritious than plain old ketchup, thanks to accompanying ingredients like black beans, herbs, and other veggies. Just avoid salsa in metal cans; this type of food packaging is almost always coated in a harmful chemical called bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical linked to heart attacks, brain cancer, and obesity. 

Healthier solution: 
Drew’s Organic Salsa in glass jars. We like the Black Bean, Cilantro & Corn variety…all ingredients grown without chemical pesticides and genetically engineered seeds. We can all dip to that!

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Photo: Kurt Wilson