How to Make Salsa With Sweet Options
A salsa recipe with sweet options is perfect for those who prefer a little sweet more than a lot of spicy. So, go ahead! Add some sweet to your spicy.
1/2 cup minced onion
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 TB fresh lime juice
8 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1-2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
4 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
ground black pepper to taste
- Boil water in small saucepan and add chopped onion. Remove from heat and blanch fir 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
- Mix onion, tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, garlic, cilantro, lime, salt, and pepper.
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Sweeten up your salsa with these options:
- 1 TB of brown sugar
- 1-2 TB of your favorite diced fruit such as pineapple, mango or peach
More About the Ingredients:
Onions: According to The World’s Healthiest Foods, when peeling the onion, try to remove as little of the fleshy part as possible. The outer layer of the flesh tends to contain the highest concentration of flavonoids ( known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits)
We don’t want to see you cry! Check out this video from OWN to learn how to cut an onion without the tears.
Cilantro: Not sure how to prepare fresh cilantro? Check out this video from Real Simple to learn how.
Fresh Lime Juice: The World’s Healthiest Foods has a great tip for juicing limes. They state that, “As they will produce more juice when warmer, always juice them when they are at room temperature or place them in a bowl of warm water for several minutes. Rolling them under the palm of your hand on a flat surface will also help to extract more juice.”
Tomatoes: According to The World’s Healthiest Foods, tomatoes are a great source of antioxidants. They contain vitamin C, beta-carotene, mineral manganese, vitamin E, and are a great source of phytonutrients.
Cutting tomatoes can be tricky! Check out this video by TheKitchyKitchen to learn how to cut a tomato effectively.
Jalapeño Peppers: Cutting a hot pepper like a jalapeño can be intimidating. Check out this video by ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen to find out how.
Garlic: Garlic is nature’s antibiotic. Best eaten raw to maintain allicin content (the disease-fighting compound).
Peeling an entire head of garlic could be a daunting task. Check out this video of a chef from SAVEUR who knows a great trick. 10 seconds and you’ve got naked garlic cloves!