This is just a small little healthy break from all the desserts we have been featuring lately:) But it will be short lived because I have an absolutely amazing Pumpkin Cream Trifle to share with you on Monday. So, with that tempting dessert coming your way, you may want to snack light this weekend:) I have joined a ” lose 10 pounds by Christmas weight loss challenge”. I know call me crazy! I have been following the weight watchers program (that I have from when I joined after baby boy #4). It is going great! I love that you can still have a yummy treat (like trifle) if you are smart with other choices. This is my favorite “smart” snack. It is only ‘2 points’ on the WW program. Although, I really think that even if you are not watching your calories, this is still a great snack. It comes together fast, tastes delicious and doesn’t add inches, you know?! I got the salsa recipe from My Kitchen Cafe. Thanks Mel!
*Note: This recipe works great halved–just use 1 14oz can tomatoes
- ½ small red onion, peeled and quartered
- ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
- ¼ cup drained jarred pickled jalapenos
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
- 4 corn tortillas cut into 8 triangular pieces with a pizza cutter (just like you were cutting a pizza)
- Cooking spray
- Kosher salt
- In the bowl of a food processor (or a blender), pulse the onion, cilantro, jalapenos, lime juice, garlic and salt until coarsely chopped.
- Add the drained tomatoes and pulse until combined. Don't overprocess in this step if you want your salsa to remain chunky - just give it a few good 1-second pulses until everything is mixed. You can place the salsa in a fine mesh strainer or sieve and drain briefly if you want (I don't). Transfer to a bowl and serve.
- Makes 3 cups.
- Spread the triangular pieces of corn tortillas on a baking sheet. I use my Pampered Chef Stoneware bar pan. Spray corn tortilla triangles with cooking spray and sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake in preheated 350 oven for 10+ minutes. Check often and stir once halfway thru if needed. Just watch them and take out when golden brown.