Fresh, Healthy Salsa
I love to cook! It hasn’t always been this way. My mom and dad both cooked in my home, but when I got on my own, I realized that I had no idea how to cook. As a single, my diet consisted of cold instant mashed potatoes and chips and salsa.
My journey with cooking has come a long way, but it started with one person teaching me simple steps. I am so thankful for the dozen women who took me into their kitchen and taught me how to cook. They answered all my questions, even as ridiculous as they sounded at my age and gave love and patience as I worked along side of them. I have been able to live with incredible cooks and by the time I got married, I became intentional about learning to cook.
In our journey toward real health, I have come to realize that cooking is a basic necessity to providing real food to my family. I am constantly learning. Here is one of the first recipes that I came up with to provide fresh health to our Texas appetites for Salsa. We are salsa snobs and I am sure once you try this, you will find you have no need for anything in a jar! Enjoy from our Texas home to yours!
Do you find your story to be similar? Are you looking for easy and fun ways to begin cooking? CLICK HERE and let me know! I am happy to help you personally or let you know about workshops that will be offered in Fall 2015!
Check out a little note from one of our kids, Sally Stewart!!
Note from The Stewart Littles:
This salsa is something you’ll not resist! I like to eat the salsa with chips. Every time my mom would start putting tomatoes and cilantro in the blender, I would get excited because I knew that my mom was cooking salsa. I would sometimes help make the salsa and well, sneak some salsa. (sometimes!) Anyway, my mom makes foods (and salsas!) taste better and healthier for me and my siblings. Thank you mom!
Kind, Creative and Helpful Stewart
Fresh, Healthy Salsa
- 1 Can Organic diced tomatoes
- 1 Bunch Organic Cilantro (Cilantro leaves from the whole bunch)
- 1 Jalapeño (Seeds included for spice or can omit)
- 5 cloves Organic Garlic (Freshly chopped)
- 2-4 tsp Real Salt (Can add more to desired taste)
- 2 tsp Cumin (Can add more or less for desired taste)
Pour can of diced tomatoes into bottom of blender.
Chop up the leaves of a bunch of cilantro and place on top of tomatoes. You can use the whole stalks if you like but it will be slightly bitter and stronger cilantro flavor. Blend until desired consistency.
Next, Add Jalepeno and Garlic chopped and blend.
Finally, add real salt and cumin. Blend well. Taste. You can add more salt or cumin as desired.
Enjoy with Organic Blue corn chips! We have added green chiles for a variety of spice as well as onion if you desire. Tweak the flavor as you like, but this is our favorite way!