Today, I am sharing one of my most popular recipes. I can’t tell you how many bowls of it have been gobbled up by people from all over the world and they all love it, without exception. You can’t go wrong with this one! My family eats it several times a month as a complement to some of our favorite family recipes…zesty homemade easy salsa.
I have been asked for the recipe many times, but it is one of those dishes that I usually just throw together without any thought about the proportions. But yesterday, I actually took time to note all the ingredients and measurements to share with you.
Many of us struggle to eat healthy because we can’t seem to find recipes that are nutritious and delicious. In reality, it’s not that light food options are hard to come by; after all “diet” food is big business! Undoubtedly, the products are out there; however, I have found many prepackaged options to be less than enticing. In fact, I would say some more closely resemble flavored styrofoam. I guess it’s more an issue of finding food that actually appeals to your taste; without all the extra fat and calories.
This salsa is light and packed with flavor. Our family loves it with tortilla chips or my black beans with chicken and yellow rice. Enjoy!
Zesty Homemade Easy Salsa Recipe
3 cloves garlic
5 plum tomatoes (quartered)
1 small onion (quartered)
bunch of cilantro (leaves only, add amount according to taste)
1 can of diced tomatoes
1/4 t. cumin
1 t. olive oil
1 T. salt
1 t. black pepper
2 t. hot sauce
1 t. green Tobasco sauce
1 t. lemon juice
Put the garlic and onion in a food processor. Chop finely and empty into a bowl. Add plum tomatoes to the food processor and chop finely; add cilantro and blend. Add tomatoes and cilantro mixture to the bowl. Pour a can of diced tomatoes directly into the bowl and add the remaining dry ingredients.
Hot sauce and salt content can be adjusted according to taste.