types of salsa you can make, and summer is the perfect time with all the delicious and fresh summer produce available. My son has also been begging me to use my William Sonoma chopping tools which are perfect to use when making salsa.
I was reading the summer issue of Parenting Magazine recently and they just happen to have an article and recipes for salsa. Our local paper just had a story on home made salsa as well. It’s a great snack that is quick and very easy to make (and did I mention healthy)! Kids will love it especially when served with some “healthy” chips. There are some great healthier versions of chips available now too. We love the Quinoa and Black Bean Tortilla chips and Veggie Flax Seed Tortilla chips from Trader Joes.
Here is our quick, basic salsa recipe:
Luke’s Basic Salsa
Approximately 6 fresh tomatoes, diced
1 onion, diced
Lime juice from 1 or 2 limes
Chopped parsley or cilantro
½ jalapeno pepper seeded and minced
Combine all ingredients and season with salt and pepper. The measurements don't have to be exact, just add and adjust according to your taste. Here is a short video of my son and I making the salsa. We also added this chunky salsa to our Vita Mix and made a blended version which was delicious.
I also love to make salsa with fruit. Here is a Tropical Salsa recipe from Parenting Magazine. I love how this one has cucumber and red bell pepper too, a great way to get extra veggies in.
Combine equal amounts of diced pineapple, mango, (peaches would be great too) cucumber and red bell pepper, chopped fresh cilantro, lime juice and a jalepeno pepper seeded and minced. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
There are so many ways to enjoy salsa. In addition to chips, some of our favorite ways are with tacos, salads, veggie burgers and in wraps. It’s fun to come up with our own salsa creations with the fresh fruits and/or vegetables that we have on hand and with only a few basic ingredients added.
Make It Healthy & Make It Fun!