10 Salsa Recipes

A good salsa is welcome at any meal or occasion.  Here I’ve gathered a variety of a few different ideas to get you started.

Beet and Tomato Salad

This recipe is designed to use those pretty and colorful heirloom tomatoes.  I just had red compari tomatoes, but I did have some colorful grape tomatoes.  The contrast of colors is just delightful; dark red in the beets, lighter red for the tomatoes and, of course, yellows and oranges from the grape tomatoes.

Roasted Vegetables

I just got back from a business trip to Norman, Oklahoma (of all places) and one of the things I missed most was roasted vegetables.  I am being serious.  Going in, everyone told me the best part of the whole hotel-training center experience was the food.  Not so.  It was just okay.  It was plentiful. …

Baked Tilapia with Roasted Vegetables

This is a recipe that I created for a Reynolds Wrap recipe contest for “Ready, Set, Cook!” on fooddotcom.  The only stipulation was that, naturally, Reynolds Wrap had to be used, as well as at least 4 ingredients chosen by the sponsor. 

Indian Spiced Pork Chops with Cumin-Corn Riata

I’ll start by saying I have never had Indian food in a restaurant, but I have had some made by a coworker from India.  The food is highly spiced, but that does not mean it is all hot.  A lot of it is, like the Pork Vindaloo I made the other day.  It had so…

Roasted Cauliflower and Fettuccine

So one day I decided to make a curried cauliflower salad from a recipe I wanted to try out.  It called for roasting some cauliflower with red onion wedges and green beans.  Of course I didn’t have any green beans, so I substituted sugar snap peas.  Same difference, right?  Mine were even frozen.  Horrors! 

Baked Rosemary Chicken with Polenta

It just never dawned on me that polenta and grits are basically the same thing. So is masa harina. They are all just cornmeal. The only differences are the coarseness of the grind and the color of the corn.

Caribbean-Style Sancocho

Sancocho is a soup that is very popular in Latin American cuisine.  I call this one Caribbean because I use ingredients that are more reminiscent of the Caribbean than other parts of Latin America.  According to my husband (from Bogota), Sancocho should be made with both chicken and beef stock.  It also needs potatoes, yucca…

Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is a fresh sauce or salsa that comes from Mexico.  It can also be called salsa fresca or salsa mexicana.  It is typically made with chopped tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos or serranos.  Sometimes it contains lime juice or cider vinegar, cilantro, cucumber, radish, or fresh fruit like mango.  This version comes from Pati…