This is a great quick healthy vegetable recipe and probably one of a more easy mexican recipes that you can find. I love salsa and I can put it on anything from my omelet in the morning to my chicken fajita tacos for dinner. I will also take a plain piece of fish or chicken and top it off with the salsa to give it that extra spice to change it from plain to exciting. Finding the right ingredients to make the salsa can be hard. There are many different ways everyone makes salsa. This recipe I found is the easiest way to make a great salsa. You don’t have to cook it you just use a food processor chop it all up and viola you have a dip ready in minutes. I like to leave mine in the fridge for at least an hour to let all the ingredients blend together.
Did you know there are health benefits to salsa as well? The tomatoes have a heart healthy antioxidant called Lycopenes which has been studied to help prevent certain types of cancer. Salsa is also very low in calories and has no fat what so ever. It is also enriched with vitamins and minerals from all the vegetables. This is a great recipe to replace other fatty or high in sugar toppings.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
1 can of tomatoes with green chilies (14.5 oz can)
1 can whole peeled tomatoes (14.5 oz)
¼ cup of Onion (White or Yellow will work)
1Tbsp 2 tsp Jalapenos (use canned and diced so you don’t have to chop)
2 gloves of garlic (minced)
½ cup of cilantro
½ tsp of cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor place garlic, jalapenos and onions and pulse for a couple of seconds. Then you want to add everything else; tomatoes with green chilies, whole peeled tomatoes with juice, cilantro, cumin and salt and pepper. Pulse until everything is blended together. Transfer to a covered container and place in the fridge for up to an hour or longer.
1 Serving: Calories 20: Total Fat 0g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 220mg; Total Carbohydrate 3.7g (Dietary Fiber .8g, Sugars 2.3g); Protein 8g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 1
Weight Watchers Points: .2