Easy homemade salsa + a new kitchen gadget

This fresh salsa comes together in about 5 minutes with the help of a chop wizard. It is full of flavor, can be eaten plain with chips, atop sizzling fajitas, or on top of scrambled eggs for a burst of flavor!

Salsa- bowl

One of my goals for the year is to eat less processed food, and eat more whole foods. When I started thinking about what processed foods I commonly eat, and what type of changes I could make, I realized condiments are a huge part of my diet! Ketchup, salad dressings, mayo, salsa….you name it, I love condiments!

We usually eat a Mexican meal at least once a week, it happens to be my husband’s favorite “food group”. Whether its fajitas, tacos, salads or enchiladas, its always topped with salsa. So, in sticking with my 2016 goals, I set out to make my own salsa using fresh ingredients- no added sugar in this recipe!

Salsa- with chips

The chop wizard is a kitchen gadget I have had for years, but its been easily forgotten in the back of the cupboards. This tool makes all the difference and will save you so much time (don’t worry, you can still make the recipe without the chop wizard, it will just take you a bit longer). I love that there are two different sized grates to allow for larger chunks and smaller chunks.

Salsa- chop wizard

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Nutritionally, salsa is a powerhouse! Tomatoes are rich in lycopene- a phytochemical linked with reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. Jalapenos are a great source of Vitamin C and capsaicin- which has anti-inflammatory effects and Cilantro is rich in antioxidants- responsible for reducing free radicals and risk of cancer! Composed of only vegetables, salsa is a naturally low calorie food, while still providing a good dose of flavor!

Salsa- eggs

Check out the recipe below, and let us know your favorite ways to use salsa!

Easy Salsa
 
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Serves: 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 cans no salt added diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • handful of cilantro- chopped
  • sprinkle of garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate overnight. Flavor will get stronger the longer the salsa sits.

 

 

 

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