Are you making tacos/taco pie, wonder wraps, lettuce wraps, a burger salad, making a sandwich or just wanting to eat a mouthful of freshness – try the recipe below!
I have a friend, Heidi who introduced us to her homemade fresh salsa, that was a fantastic day. It was delicious! She can throw ingredients together like no ones business and it’s amazing every time! Since trying her amazing salsa my husband has been making it for us and for your sake, has created recipe for this fresh salsa. Although, if you would prefer throwing ingredients together you may be surprised and the goodness you create!
FRESH SALSA – S, E or FP
1 Garlic clove, minced
3 Roma tomatoes (or other type if you don’t have Roma’s)
1/2 Red pepper
1/2 Jalapeno pepper, or more or less depending on spicy endurance – remove seeds
1-2 tbsp Lemon juice (or to taste)
1/4 tsp Salt
Bunch of Cilantro, to taste
Add all ingredients together in a food processor until chopped small, not completely pureed. I have a small manual food processor that works great every time!
I’m not quite sure you can call this mayo but I needed a mayo option for the E day’s of the Fuel Cycle. I wanted to have tuna as a lean protein source, but I needed to bind it with something that would be suitable as a safe E option. I didn’t want to go over the 5g of fat so I wanted something that I could also use for FP. My brain crank got to working and I thought of an idea. I’m not sure if this has been done before or not but it was new to me so off I set to make it happen!
So what goes into this concoction? It’s extremely easy to make with only two ingredients, three if you include the spices…
- Red Pepper (or pepper of choice)
- 1 Wedge of Laughing Cow Cheese
- Spices (salt, pepper, cumin, thyme, paprika, cayenne, etc)
If you have these ingredients you can get started! Stick the peppers in a blender, season them well…
Pretty easy! Then set the blender going and blend until smooth. I heated the laughing cow wedge a couple seconds in the microwave before adding it to the peppers.
And Voila!! Use this creamy ‘mayo’ sauce to coat your tuna before placing it on your Wasa cracker, you can add it to your salad, Ezekiel bread sandwich, pita wrap, whatever it is you so desire carb-wise if it’s for an E setting. But remember this can be used in S, E or FP. Has a great creaminess from adding the laughing cow cheese. If seasoned well this is a great sauce/’mayo’ to use on anything. You could even use it as a salad dressing if you water it down a bit and maybe add some other things.
So many ways you can turn your meal into a delicious dish. It doesn’t even have to be used with tune. Mix it with Chicken, pour it over a casserole, mix it with veggies, etc. You name the savory dish and this sauce would probably taste great on it!
I made a dish yesterday, Satisfying Cabbage & Beef. With it I made a side dish of mashed butternut squash. I have made a few savory things with butternut squash but yesterday I wanted something sweet to go with the savory Cabbage & Beef.
The pot of butternut squash that I cooked served two purposes. One of which I will post when I take the dish out of the freezer some day to eat. Don’t worry I will fill you in on the recipe when it comes. 🙂 But just so you know, it looked and tastes quite delicious after I did a taste test or two, yum yum! It also involved the cabbage that I cooked so making two meals in one, not bad I say!
…back to the side dish of squash I made last night for dinner though. Sometimes I like to eat sweetened squash and last night that is what I decided to do with one half of the butternut squash I cooked. I peeled, scooped out the seeds, diced and brought a whole butternut squash to a boil, and cooked until tender. I drained most of the water and divided the squash. Half I used for another meal option as mentioned above. (If you are serving a larger family stick with the whole squash. There are only two of us so half a squash was perfect.) The other half I left in the pot, with a little water left in the bottom, added some unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon to taste, 1-2 tsp Sweet Blend, dab of butter and a pinch of salt. You can adjust seasonings to your taste. If you don’t like sweet squash then by all means bypass the Sweet Blend and cinnamon and add more salt, pepper and butter.
I mashed the squash in the pot as best I could but to get a better texture and consistency I transferred it to the blender and let it blend for a minute to get rid of the bigger clumps.
It was quite a delicious and satisfying meal. Kind of like one of those comfort meals. You could do any variety of side vegetables, the squash was lovely though. But remember you can eat all the cabbage you want, so long as you are full and satisfied when you finish!