Tag Archives: Salsas

Guacamole

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How we love guacamole! But how do we not love the store-bought weird grey- looking stuff! Our quest for the perfect guacamole started a couple of years ago thanks to the generosity ( and overstock) of a neighbors guacamole tree. Although avocados might have a bad rap or being fatty,  they contain 0 trans fats and do contain 20 vitamins a a cargo load of minerals such as potassium.  In our search for the perfect flavor we discovered a couple of useful facts: you MUST use lime, lemons an guacamole do not jive, and second: you must use fresh peppers. Use serrano peppers if you prefer mild, use jalapenos is you prefer a bit more spice.  ENJOY!

 

Ingredients: (for 2 cups)

2 large ripe avocados
3 firm medium tomatoes, diced
3 jalapenos or Serrano peppers, finely chopped
1 medium sweet yellow onion, chopped
1 green onion with the stalk, chopped
the juice of 1/2 or 1 lime
salt to taste

Cut the avocados in half, remove the seeds. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh and place it in a large mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice and mix. Place the diced tomatoes and onions into the bowl, mix well and add jalapenos and salt to taste, depending on the desired spiciness. Toss all the ingredients together evenly. Let stand for 10 minutes to let the flavors blend. Taste for salt and spiciness. As with all salsas, if too mild add more peppers; if too spicy, add more tomatoes

Use as a dip or as a condiment for fajitas and grilled meats.

Forbidden Salsa Salad

 

Craving for Mexican but on a strict low fat low carb diet? Try this

Fresh salsa combine with crisp greens for an enchanting and unusual taste.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Ingredients: (6 servings)

6 cups lettuce or mixed greens
3 cups of your favorite salsa
1/3 cup olive oil
3 Tbls apple cider vinegar
grated Monterrey jack if desired
fresh cracked white pepper to taste

Toss mixed greens or lettuce with the oil and vinegar, then place on serving dish. Scoop 1/2 cup of fresh salsa in the middle, top with grated cheese and slat and pepper to taste. Try the Fresh salsa or one of our other true and tested salsas from the recipe list.

Pico De Gallo Salsa

This is an authentic Mexican salsa; great served with ceviche, seafood, fajita tacos or pan seared meats. Pico de gallo can also be scrambled together with eggs for “Huevos a la Mexicana,” just be sure to leave out the lemon juice if you try this. For a spicy surprise, mix pico de gallo with fresh avocado

Ingredients:

3 firm medium tomatoes
1 green onion with the stalk, chopped
3 jalapenos or serrano peppers, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped cilantro (about ½ bunch)
1 medium sweet yellow onion
salt to taste

Dice the tomatoes and onions into little cubes and place them in a large mixing bowl. Add the cilantro and jalapenos to taste, depending on the desired spiciness. Add the sweet onion, the green onion and the salt. Toss all the ingredients together evenly. Let stand for 10 minutes to let the flavors blend. Taste again for salt and spiciness. As with all salsas, if too mild add more peppers; if too spicy, add more tomatoes

Optional: if served with seafood or fajitas, add a bit of fresh lemon or lime juice.

Roasted Corn And Tomato Salsa

 
Oh NO!  I added too much hot pepper in my home made salsa!  What to do?  Here’s a quick and easy fix: add corn! The corn helps neutralize some of  the heat. Best of all, it’s in season and a a very good price! Why not use it in a fun and different way? Salsas are usually make with tomatoes, peppers and onions; corn gives a nice sweetness an good contrast to the smoky taste of the chipotle peppers.

After tasting this “mistake” it became a favorite with roasted meats and tortilla chips


Ingredients:
2 ears of corn, husked
4 ripe plum tomatoes
1 large red onion, chopped
1 canned chipotle chile, finely chopped
2 tsp fresh thyme
2 Tbls lime juice
2 Tbls olive oil
salt to taste

Directions:
Brush the corn with the olive oil. In a shallow roasting pan place the tomatoes and the corn and broil in a 450 degree oven till the tomato skin is blistered and charred. Remove from heat and let cool. Dice the tomatoes and scrape the kernels from the cob.

In a serving bowl combine the tomatoes and corn with the rest of the ingredients. Taste for salt. Let stand for 30 min and serve with roasted or grilled meats.