When it comes to making the best food for our family, we choose the best in ingredients that will promote healthy living while provide exceptional flavor. Thankfully, today it is easier than ever to find the recipes we want via the internet. For my own family, I love adding this wonderfully delicious salsa to our Mexican food menu plan.
Why choose this salsa?
The answer is simple! It is super easy to make and everyone loves it! There is never any left over, and when it comes to leftovers, you can bet my family has a lot. This is great to add to a meal or even eat as a snack. Filled with deliciously fresh fruits and vegetables, this is one salsa your family will ask for again and again.
Favorite Salsa Recipe
4 medium fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped onion (up to 1 cup)
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh green pepper (bell pepper)
1/4 cup oil
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh green chilies
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp cilantro (coriander) seed, crushed (or fresh cilantro leaves)
1 tsp salt
Combine all ingredients. Cover and chill, stirring occasionally. Serve with was corn chips or tortilla chips.
Instead of fresh tomatoes, you can use a high quality whole, canned tomato. Be sure to drain first!
Instead of a fresh green pepper, I like to add a variety of colors! Try adding a touch of the red bell peppers as well as the yellow bell peppers. This will make a colorful sensation that is delicious and well received.
If you are wanting to remove the red wine vinegar, you will be making the salsa all that more healthy without negating any of the taste!
Instead of regular table salt, try adding a healthier sea salt.
Try using different types of onions. Each onion has its own taste and flavor. My favorite is the sweet onion. Mm, mm, super!
Some of my family members are not a huge cilantro fan. Generally, I will split the batch or make a double batch adding cilantro to only one batch. This will insure everyone has his or her preferred taste!
When it comes to healthy living, this is a must have for my Mexican food menu plan. Salsa can be used with just about anything, and this also stores extremely well which means you can place in a non-metal container for later use if refrigerated. However, you should only store for a week to insure freshness.
Making a Mexican menu plan is a great way to add culture to the family dinner table. The combination of taste and appearance makes this cuisine one of the most popular in the world. When you can have salsa has a main condiment, you will be in control of the goodness your family eats. Even children love this cuisine, and for good reason.
If you have trouble getting the kids to eat their fruits and vegetables, try making a wonderful salsa that will appeal to him or her!