Who doesn’t love salsa? There are so many varieties, red including green, hot, and mild. Also, salsa goes well with so many foods like scrambled eggs or a lettuce-wrapped taco. But, there is one thing that frustrates me is that most salsas. They’re high in carbs, especially the tomato-based ones. Since high-carbs mean bad
keto, I wanted to share one of my favorite salsa recipes with you that’s different from any other you’ve had. Not only is it delicious, it’s also a hit at parties. The ingredients and preparation are simple. Most importantly, I buy organic as much a possible to maximize the flavors of my food. However, this recipe calls for a few prepackaged items and a few fresh. Considering that, I go to my neighborhood Kroger when I need these ingredients because I won’t find them at a specialty grocer like Whole Foods. The olives were simple to find in the canned vegetable isle, but I did have to visit the international foods section for the green chilis. Fortunately, his ingredients list is short and inexpensive. Here’s how to start.
To make the Monterrey Jack Salsa, you only need a few things.
- Can Opener
- Knife and Cutting Board
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
Every recipe has the potential to be great. It only takes two things, the ingredients and the seasoning. I buy organic ingredients as
- 1-4 ounce can chopped green chilis
- 1-3 1/4 ounce can chopped black olives (optional)
- 4 scallions, chopped
- 4 ounces Monterrey Jack with Jalapeño cheese, shredded
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
To make your food taste beyond average, you need to season it well. For Monterrey Jack Salsa, use red pepper, sriracha sauce and jalapeños to add heat to your salsa to taste.
- Red Pepper Flakes, optional to taste
- Sriracha Sauce, optional to taste
- Chopped Jalapeños, optional to taste
- Empty the chilis into a medium bowl
- Finely chop the scallions and add them
- Next, add the chopped tomato
- Pour in the salad dressing and the cheese
- Stir to blend
You can decide to add the olives and cilantro or not based on your tastes.
Serve with endive leaves or Fat Head tortilla chips.
Serving for 6 servings
Fat 10 g
Carbohydrates 6 g
Fiber 2 g
Protein 5 g
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