Salsa time!

Yummo!  What an easy way to add a bit of pizzazz to a meal.  I recently caught up with a friend for a picnic – we took a little BBQ & made Mexican – there was mince, rice, salsa, guacamole & salad.

A Mexican feast at Scarborough… ole!

It got me thinking about some salsa recipes I have, why wasn’t I using them more often?  You will be glad to know, this has now been remedied as they have been dug out & are ready for some summer loving at BBQs, Mexican nights, or even with beans & tuna to make an easy lunchtime salad – these little multitaskers are going to spruce up a few meals over the coming months.

I’ve listed the ones I have on high rotation.  Just combine in a bowl, let sit for 10minutes & voila!

All-purpose salsa

390g can corn kernels, well drained – even better use fresh corn

1 large, or 2 small firm ripe avocados, diced

3 tomatoes, diced

½ small red onion, finely diced

½ bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped

1 chilli, seeded and finely diced

Juice 1 lime or ½ lemon, to taste

Mango salsa

This seemed to come out often for Christmas & it was always a big hit (great with ham, chicken or fish).

1 large mango, cut & cubed

3 green shallots, finely sliced

1 tbspn fresh lime juice

1tbspn chopped fresh mint leaves

A splash of olive oil

Paw-Paw Salsa

Again, delish with fish, chicken or ham.

1 pawpaw, diced

½ red capsicum, finely diced

½ chilli, finely chopped

½ red onion, finely chopped

4 sprigs mint, finely chopped

2 limes, juiced

A splash of olive oil

Strawberry salsa

Sounds weird, but great with BBQ meats (think steaks & snags)

1 punnet of strawberries, diced

1 lime or lemon, juiced

2 tspn chillies, finely chopped

4 spring onions, finely chopped

¼ tspn ground black pepper

Pinch of salt

Experiment & add whatever you like to them (add capsicum, coriander or basil, leave out the chilli) or adjust quantities (more tomato & less corn).  Whatever you do, it is a fun way to get in more of the good stuff into your diet!

#options #sideinspiration #easypeasey #delish #nokalehere #consciouslynutritious #happyhealthylife

Published by Shân

I am incredibly passionate about food and its healing power – it is pretty amazing how what you eat affects how your body works! In fact, I was so fascinated, I went & got myself a degree in it – a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine). Now in all honesty I don’t eat or live a perfect lifestyle, nor will I ever pretend I do. Realistically I know you won’t be perfect either. And that’s OK. As a Clinical Nutritionist I focus on what we eat and how this has an impact on our health and wellness – everyday.

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