Sunday, January 11, 2015

Easy, Very Spicy Salsa/Dressing

I pinned this recipe for salsa TWO YEARS ago from This Chick Cooks. What finally made me decide to make it is my hubby. He has been trying, successfully, to lose weight but wanted to make some more changes to his diet. This included eliminating the Ranch/French dressing combo he likes on his salad. Since he is not a fan of vinaigrette dressings, he thought he would try salsa. The ones you buy in the store contain processed sugars, which he is reducing, so I headed to pinterest for a salsa recipe. This fit the bill and I must say it has been a huge hit! I have made this twice in less than two weeks, the second time adding the garlic.

8 oz fresh tomatoes
1/3 cup chopped onion, I used yellow
1 habanero pepper (leave this out if you want a less spicy salsa, more spicy use two)
2 large jalapeno peppers
juice of one lime, about 3 Tbsp
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp fresh cilantro or 1 tsp dried cilantro
drizzle of raw local honey
1 clove garlic (I would only add this if doing option 3)

Now you can make this three ways. I did option 3, since this is good both as a salsa or a salad dressing. 1) if you want your salsa more like a pico just chop the tomato, peppers and onion; combine in bowl; mix together salt, vinegar and lime juice; add to tomato mix; toss in the cilantro, drizzle with the honey, mix and your done. 2) for a chunky salsa follow the instructions for the pico but then take half the mix, place in blender and pulse a few times, then mix back together. 3) for a very smooth salsa, skip the mixing bowl,
add all ingredients to blender and 
blend until smooth.

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 Ms. enPlace


  1. I love the idea of using salsa as a salad dressing! Thanks for sharing, Terry. I've picked your dressing to feature tonight.

    1. Adds a lot of flavor with little calories or fat. Thanks so much for the feature!


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