11.24.2008

~Salsa~

What is the first thing that comes to mind when "SAL-SA" is heard? A food fanatic will think of a spicy sauce of chopped vegetables or fruit, especially tomatoes, onions and peppers used as a condiment. Music fanatics would think of Latin-American dance with elements of jazz and rock.

I am a food fanatic and hence, salsa reminds me of a spicy dip that can be eaten with chips. It's really good if you know how to make the right sauces...

IDDA ( Inland District Dietetic Association) had a salsa session and it was an informal gathering where many dietitians met. I have listed some of the ingredients of our several salsas. To make the chips, slice the tortilla and fry them in very hot oil.

Pineapple, Mango, Papaya Salsa- my favorite! :)
6 tomatoes, core and dice
1 fresh pineapple, diced
2 fresh papayas, diced
3 fresh mangoes, diced
20 green onions, sliced
2 cups fresh cilantro, chopped
6 jalapeno, seeded and minced
juice from 5 limes
salt and pepper
Black Bean salsa
1 #1`0 can of black beans, drain well
2 red onions, chopped small dice
1 bunch of chopped cilantro
2 green bell pepper, diced small
2 red pepper, diced small
6 jalapenos, seeded and minced
10 cloves fresh garlic, minced
salt and pepper
White bean salsa
1 #19 cans of white bean, drained
5 tomatoes
2 red onions
2 jalapenos
2 green peppers
2 red peppers
3 limes, juice only
2 cups cilantro
10 cloves garlic
salt and pepper
Roasted vegetable Salsa
3 carrots ( cut in half)
1 zucchini (cut in half)
6 tomatoes
2 yellow squash
6 jalapenos
3 red peppers
3 green peppers
10 garlic
2 cups chopped cilantro
2 limes
salt and pepper
- Place all vegetables on sheet pan with parchment paper. Toss the vegetables with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic. Roast until tender. Cool. Dice small. Mix and serve chilled.
~~ ENJOY!~~

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