Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - Salsa Fresca Recipe (with pics!)

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Nola Celeste
01-24-2011, 04:16 PM
My husband was proud of himself for this dinner, and rightfully so. The bright delicious-looking stuff on the pulled-pork tacos is the salsa fresca: ( (

1 medium tomato, minus pulpy bits
2 ears of fresh, raw corn on the cob
1 minced jalapeno pepper
1/2 cup minced red onion (or a little more, to taste)
1/2 cup minced bell peppers (we used both red and green)
3 tablespoons of fresh parsley (substitute with cilantro if you like it)
Juice from one lime (about 2 tablespoons of lime juice)
Salt and pepper to taste

Chop stuff up, mix it together, refrigerate. So easy! :D We like this so much we double the recipe so we have plenty to go on/in omelets, atop tortillas baked crisp as a lighter version of nachos, inside whole-grain wraps with beans as burritos--basically anywhere but as an ice cream topping.

The plate as shown (it's a standard-sized salad plate) breaks down like this:

2 corn tortillas (100 calories per serving size of two)
2 ounces of slow-roasted pulled pork shoulder (165 calories)
2 tablespoons of salsa fresca (15 calories)
1/2 cup of black beans (110 calories)
1/2 ounce of grated sharp full-fat cheddar cheese (60 calories)

That's 450 calories for the plate. A big side salad or an extra tortilla crisped in the oven to eat with the beans would bring it up to 500. There are also a lot of ways to cut the meal down if you prefer (low-fat or no cheese, meatless tacos, turkey or chicken tacos).

I can tell you from firsthand experience that this plate was filling and delicious. My husband insisted I take pictures before I ate because he was so proud of how the salsa came out this time, so I did so he could enjoy his measure of 3FC fame. :D

01-24-2011, 04:36 PM
Whew wee,....Nice job...sounds delish.

01-24-2011, 04:43 PM
Your husband should be proud...that is a gorgeous plate of food! You've given me some ideas!!:D

01-24-2011, 04:46 PM
Looks yummy!

01-24-2011, 05:57 PM
YUM! That looks fantastic!

Trail Runner
01-25-2011, 12:15 PM
Wow, that looks fantastic! I'll have to make a vegetarian version of this soon. :)

Shannon in ATL
01-25-2011, 12:32 PM
That looks fantastic! I'm so going to steal your salsa recipe. :)

Nola Celeste
01-25-2011, 03:33 PM
Wow, that looks fantastic! I'll have to make a vegetarian version of this soon. :)

Yep, the whole plate can be vegetarian or vegan. In fact, although I'm not vegan myself, I've eaten the black beans and salsa with a little romaine as filler in a wrap and found it delicious.

Hmm...I've decided on lunch today, now that I mention it. :D