Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Zesty Roasted Garlic & Cilantro Salsa

roasted garlic cilantro salsa
Here is a very simple recipe for salsa that's just as good with tortilla chips or your favorite Mexican foods as it is a fresh, low-calorie, low carb and fat-free accompaniment for fish (use instead of tartar or cocktail sauce).  In fact, it was the perfect topping for Mexican-spiced grilled tilapia, as shown in the photo below on the right.

Don't let all those healthy attributes keep you away from my roasted garlic & cilantro salsa: This good-for-you recipe is bursting with zesty flavor, and you can make it as mild or fiery as you'd like.

Best of all, it takes merely minutes to make -- although I do recommend refrigerating for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld and the cilantro to mellow.

2 large tomatoes, finely chopped
8 to 10 cloves of roasted garlic, minced
1 to 2 jalapenos or other hot peppers, seeded & minced
1 1/2 to 2 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro (including tender stems)
Salt to taste

Mexican grilled tilapia with salsa
Combine everything except the salt in a bowl. Taste for balance and add salt to taste. You can also add a little more cilantro, hot pepper or roasted garlic for zestier flavor -- or if the flavor is too strong, just chop up another tomato and add some or all of it to the mix. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and stir before serving.

Zestfully yours,

PS:  Don't have time to make salsa, even when it's this easy? No problem! The Carolina Sauces online store has a tremendous variety of salsas to choose from, ranging from mild to insanely hot, and including fruit salsa, black bean salsa, crab salsa made with real Maryland crabmeat, and other tasty varieties in addition to traditional tomato salsa. Browse our Salsa page to see everything we have to offer.

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