Happy Memorial Day!!! (If I can say “happy,” what else do I say? hmmmm….) Anyway, Thank you to all of the soldiers out there right now fighting for us! My heart goes out to them, and their families.
What are you up to for Memorial Day? Picnic? Parade? Party? Have fun with your day off, if you have one. No day off for me……I still have homework…..
If you are having a party or picnic, why not serve some fresh salsa? I always get into the mood for salsa when summer comes around. At my house, I am known as the salsa queen! Whatever crazy stuff I throw into it, the salsa always turns out ok. Perfect example: A couple nights ago, we were having Mexican chicken salads (or ensalada de pollo). Then, disaster struck!!! We were OUT of salsa!!! No!!!! But…Lucky me! We still had a couple of fresh tomatoes, but no cilantro 🙁 Thus, the Leftover Salsa was born!
- 2 medium sized tomatoes
- 1/4 onion (i used purple this time)
- handful of spinach
- lemon or lime juice
- hot sauce (optional)
Place the ingredients in a food processor (or blender) and pulse to desired consistency. I didn’t measure the spices or lemon juice or vinegar, but just added them to taste. I would say that I added about 1/2 tsp vinegar, 1/4 tsp hot sauce, 1/2 tsp lemon juice, and 1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper. But have fun! It is leftover salsa after all! Add whatever you want to it!
When you read through the ingredients, you might be thinking, “Spinach?! Why would I put spinach in salsa?!” Trust me, it tastes good! I just added the spinach because the salsa didn’t look very pretty without something green in it, and I was out of cilantro. Plus, spinach is good for you! It has good calcium.
Here was my Mexican chicken salad with the salsa! A bed of spinach topped with brown rice, black beans, chicken, salsa, and homemade guacamole! (I’ll give you the recipe for guacamole another time!)
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
Do you guys like to eat ethnic foods? I know I do! Greek, Indian, Spanish, Italian……What’s your favorite?