TC and I have decided to be ultra healthy for a while as we have put on a little winter “padding” that we’d like to get rid of. I had read recently that half a jacket potato topped with salsa makes a good, low calorie snack. So I thought that I’d like a whole potato with salsa for lunch (it’s still way too cold for salads in my opinion).
Not any salsa though – home made salsa. I found a recipe, had a go and voila!
Now I’m hooked. What a tasty salsa it is! I’ve never been all that much of a fan of salsas from jars. I don’t know, to me they’ve always tasted too… something. I’m not sure what… too salty? Too “fake”? Whatever it is, I’ve never really enjoyed them. Well home made is now the way to go. It was very fortunate that my guesstimate at how much chilli to put in (and what type – ie the only type I found) worked out perfectly – I can still feel it gently tingling on my lips.
I literally walked around to the fruit shop this morning & bought some chillis to go with the other ingredients I already had on hand. Here is my salsa if you’d like to try it:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium green capsicum, diced
2 medium green chillis, diced
3 large tomatoes, diced
1 tbsp tomato paste.
Heat oil over medium-high heat and cook onion for about 2 minutes to soften. Add the capsicum and chilli, cook for about 3-4 minutes to soften. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste, stir and bring the mixture up to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Cool and enjoy.