Sunday, February 5, 2012

Homemade salsa!


The base recipe for this comes from a handy little book called "100 Calorie Snack Cookbook”.


This book has come in handy when I have a craving—tons of good ideas divided conveniently by “craving type”: Crunchy, Salty, Creamy & Cheesy, Frozen, Beverages, etc.

This recipe will make about 4 half-cup servings.  Important note- the color of your tomato will determine the end result of your salsa, so if you want a nice, beautiful red salsa, get ruby red tomatoes, lest you end up with pink salsa (like I did).


1.5 lbs ripe tomatoes, seeded & diced

1 small red onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 bell pepper, any color

1 jalapeno, seeded & chopped

1/4-1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1/4 tsp cayenne

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp onion powder

Juice of 1/2 lime

Combine all ingredients together in a blender & stir,then Pulse 3-4 times to combine.

Let sit for 2 hours before serving (this is what the book calls for, however I think it tastes good right away, so it’s up to you!)



Calories 52.2

  Total Fat 0.7 g

  Saturated Fat 0.1 g

  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g

  Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g

  Cholesterol 0.0 mg

  Sodium 304.5 mg

  Potassium 405.8 mg

  Total Carbohydrate 11.7 g

  Dietary Fiber 2.5 g

  Sugars 1.4 g

  Protein 2.0 g

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