Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chips and Salsa

One of my favorites snacks is chips and salsa. I get in trouble when I go out to Mexican restaurants, filling myself on chips and salsa before the meal comes. Homemade salsa is my favorite. It just has a much fresher taste. Many Mexican restaurants make their own and you can is just better that way.

With the tomato crop in full swing, this is a prime time to make homemade salsa. This recipe is very healthy and very tasty. This is the ratio to use, you can easily scale it up.

10 tomatoes, diced
2 small hot peppers, diced
1 small onion, diced (optional)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp Lime juice
2 tsp salt
1 small bunch fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)

Combine ingredients in bowl and let sit overnight. I feel this salsa is best served with Scoops, the little bowl just holds so much of the tasty salsa. Serve with Baked Tostitos Scoops Tortilla Chips to make this a better for you snack.

Adding the onions and the cilantro certainly give a different flavor to this salsa...I almost think it is "fresher" tasting without and don't always use them.

See more better for you snacks at Life As Mom Ultimate Recipe Swap Better For You Appetizers and Snacks.