Simple Salsa

I have this habit of buying a whole bunch of random canned goods when they go on sale. Today, I decided to make use of two of them, and make semi-homemade salsa!

Salsa is all around awesome, because it sneaks veggies into your diet without really trying!

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Recipe= Mix the following ingredients in a big bowl:

  • 14 oz can of Organic diced tomatoes, fire roasted
  • 7 oz can of green chilies
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • cilantro
  • cumin
  • salt and pepper

Simple! It made a delicious, chunky tomato salsa. This is not for wimpy dippers! I like to scoop chunks out, and this is exactly how I made it.

For lunch, I made a grilled cheese and zucchini sandwich:

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After I finished grilling my cheese, I put the rest of the slices of the zucchini (I only used half of one) in the pan to warm/grill them for a side dish:

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And of course Black beans chips and my homemade salsa for dunking.

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Altogether, now! 😀

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This was really filling and probably not too high in calories! I like that half my plate was veggies (some of them in disguise)

What are your favorite ways to sneak veggies in to your diet?

❤ MegaNerd

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12 Responses

  1. Great looking lunch & salsa…I just LOVE chunky salsa. I am NOT a wimpy dipper. haha

  2. I never think to make salsa out of canned goods! I tend to think you need fresh produce to make it…Thanks for sharing!

  3. That looks really good. So many good new ideas in the blog world today. Was the zucchini in your grilled cheese good? My favorite way to sneak veggies in is either in a smoothie or sauteed, I could eat nothing but veggies if they are sauteed with a very small bit of butter and lots of garlic.. mmm

  4. Just Me- Yes! It was good! I think I liked it better when I grilled the zucchini first, instead of putting it in the sandwich raw. I made this last week as a wrap version, and that tasted great too! It gives it just a little crunch!
    http://www.meganerdruns.com/2009/07/new-hair-new-combos.html

  5. salsa is really good right now. you ever make your own? the tomatoes are coming in from the garden so fast we're cranking it out. it's fantastic!

  6. I just found a recipe last week using zucchini on a grilled cheese! I can't wait to try it now 🙂

  7. i had no idea salsa was so easy! thanks for the recipe, my love!

  8. mm that grilled cheese sounds great!
    Like you, I really enjoy eating chips and salsa for some extra veggies!

  9. Yum! Everything looks GREAT! I prefer making salsa from fresh tomatoes but that's such a good idea to use canned!! Never thought to put zucchini on grilled cheese either!! I love sneaking veggies into smoothies!!

  10. What a wonderful lunch. I love that you put zuchinni in your grilled cheese. I usually throw veggies into my GC as well, and then they usually end up being more like a grilled veggie sammy than a grilled cheese. Oh well, it's the thought that counts! 😉

    Hope you are having a great day today.
    I hope your week is going better. I'm having quite a dousy of a week myself. Thank goodness the weekend is near.

  11. Mmmm I love chunky salsa. With LOTS of cilantro please!! Great idea to put zucchini in your sandwich! I just bought some today so I'll have to try that out.

  12. I like putting veggies into my diet with a smoothie of course! It's so fun to drink 🙂 The salsa idea is a good one too!

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