Friday, January 14, 2011

Cean Eating #20: Home Made Salsa, clean and spicy!

Home Made Salsa:  Clean & Spicy!
My Husband's Specialty:  Spicy Salsa

Spicy Husband... err... I mean, my husband who makes the spicy salsa.  yeah, that's what I meant. (Wearing his silly hat from the girls:)
A great thing to make on "Prep" day when you are already chopping up bunches of onions and peppers anyway.

In the summer, we will make this using fresh tomatoes from the Farmer's Market, but in the winter, we just go to the bulk section and buy a "industrial size" can of diced tomatoes and one of tomato sauce and use them all on prep day.  We freeze 3/4ths of the salsa the day after we make it, put into 3 quart size freezer bags so we can pull it out later.  I bought disposable screw on top food storage containers to keep the 'fresh' salsa in the fridge.


about 4 cups of diced tomatos

about 4 cups of crushed tomatoes

2 small cans of green chiles

2 chopped jalepenos

1 chopped pablano pepper

1 chopped hot red pepper

1 chopped onion

about 1/2 cup of chopped fresh cilantro

2 cloves of garlic minced

1 tsp of sea salt

1 tsp of ground cumin

2 TBSP oregano

1/2 tsp basil

2 TBSP brown sugar substitute (Ideal Brown No Calorie Sweetener)

1 tsp black pepper

1 chopped stalk of celery

Nice and easy, just dice the veggies, toss it all together in a pan and boil it for a long time.  Basically until it tastes right and the veggies are tender.  We just had this cooking all the time that we were in the kitchen prepping everything else!