Monday, September 12, 2011

0 Salsa... Home made salsa vs. Old El Paso salsa

Salsa is very easy to make and it will taste much better fresh! You can eat it as a dressing on a salad, top a baked chicken breast, or a baked potato with it, add it to burritos (hmmm, maybe my next article) or dip your chips in it.

Many of the ingredients in salsa are good for you too!  Tomatoes are a healthy addition to your diet, they contain A,C, K and B vitamins, potassium, chromium, copper, iron and other nutrients, they help your immune system and guard against degenerative diseases, peppers also have vitamin A, help the immune system and stimulate your metabolism, garlic aids in digestion, helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure. 

See you really can eat your way to health - just avoid processed foods, excessive salt, too many carbohydrates and HFCS.  Eat natural foods, lots of fruits and vegetables, eat mea (protein) and carbohydrates in moderation.

4 tomatoes, halved
½ c fresh cilantro
½ small onion
½ bell pepper
2 cloves garlic
3 Tbl olive oil
2 Tbl lemon or orange juice
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded
¼ tsp black pepper

Put all ingredients into a food processor, pulse until all ingredients are combined but still chunky.

Price of home made salsa: about $2.70
Price of Old El Paso Salsa: $3.79 16 oz jar

Ingredients in home made salsa: Tomatoes, cilantro, onion, garlic, bell pepper, olive oil, lemon juice, jalapeno pepper, black pepper.

Ingredients in Old El Paso Salsa: Crushed tomatoes, fresh onions, fresh jalapenos, dices tomatoes, vinegar, salt, dehydrated onions, garlic, natural flavoring

Time to prepare home made salsa: 5 minutes
Time to prepare Old El Paso Salsa: None

Five minutes worth of work saves you about $1.09 and it will taste better and fresher. Put the extra in a resealable container... You might need it for the burritos in a couple of days.

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