Sunday, February 14, 2010

Fresh Salsa

Recently I went shopping at a local Mexican grocery store. Holy cow, they have the best prices on produce!! Here's what I scored there for $20!!! Twenty dollars people! That's amazing!

1 head cauliflower, 3 heads broccoli, 12 jalapeno peppers, 3 pablano peppers, 3 Anaheim pepper, 4 yellow onions, 6 cloves garlic, 1 lb carrots, 1 jicima ,2 large sweet potatoes, 10 lbs potatoes, 8 tomatillios, 1 head lettuce, 2 red bell peppers, 8 roma tomatoes, 6 large limes, 36 corn tortillas, 1 lb queso fresco and 1 container Mexican crema. Phew! That's a LOT!

So what did I decide to do with my bounty? Make fresh salsa, of course! I am not a cilantro fan which is why you don't see it on my list of produce scored (however it was .25 cents per bunch, an awesome price indeed) or in my recipe for salsa. If you like it please feel free to add it.

This salsa is fresh, tangy, spicy and delicious. Its really good with tortilla chips, made into a guacamole or topping your favorite tacos, nachos or even a baked potato.

Fresh Salsa
makes about 2 cups worth, enough for 4 to enjoy with chips
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced fine
4-6 roma tomatoes, diced
about 2 T of fince minced onions, rinsed
1 clove garlic, minced
juice of 1/2 lime
kosher salt and pepper

Mix everything together in a bowl. Allow to sit for at leasts 30 minutes before serving for flavors to meld. Keeps about 1 week in the fridge, or about 1 day in the Kitchen Witch household.

Nutrition Facts provided by SparkPeople recipe calculator
4 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 22.6
Total Fat 0.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 46.2 mg
Potassium 203.5 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.1 g
Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
Sugars 0.3 g
Protein 0.9 g


Michelle J said...

Num-num! Nothing beats fresh salsa. :)

Michelle J said...

Oh - and SCORE at the market! Wow!

Jenn said...

This is how I make my salsa too!! My boyfriend is not a fan of cilantro so I leave it out. I thought I was the only one that made salsa without it!! :)

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