Simple salsa starts with jar of salsa & fresh ingredients

Simple Super Salsa-#1 Dip plus Secret Guacamole Recipe

Super Salsa

Who doesn’t like salsa?

Instead of buying or picking up salsa, you can whip up this fabulous recipe simply by mixing a combination of opening cans and fresh ingredients.  You honestly will think this is a fresh homemade salsa, which it is with a little help from convenience products.  Fresh creamy avocados, green onions, and lime juice give this simple combination vibrancy.  After all, when we go out for Mexican food, I think we all love chips and salsa the best! There are so many tasty variations of traditional salsa and I like to set out several options for everyone to sample. Super Salsa from Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook is an easy alternative and kids love to make it as well as eat it.

Super Salsa from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC Too Hot in the Kitchen

Super Salsahow to make salsa

Open up a few jars of pre-made salsa and add avocado for a fun, effortless dish. Kids love creating and eating this dish! Did you know that 1/2 cup salsa=1 serving of vegetables?

Serves 24 (2 tablespoons)

2 cups salsa
1 (11-ounce) can Mexican-style corn, drained
1 avocado, diced
2 Tablespoons lemon juice

1. Combine all ingredients in medium bowl.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 30, Protein (g) 1, Total Carbohydrate (g) 5, Fat (g) 1, Calories from Fat (%) 11, Saturated Fat (g) 0, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Sugars (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 0, Sodium (mg) 149

Terrific Tidbit: Use your favorite salsa or whatever you have in the pantry.  For a treat, pick up fresh salsa in the refrigerated section of supermarket for a flavor bonus. Have fun by using red pepper squares or cucumber rounds as chips to dip.

When you think of salsa, next comes guacamole 

So, here’s a simple surprise guacamole recipe with salsa, avocados and the secret ingredient. edamame, boosts the nutrition!

Guacamam from Eating Well To Fight Arthritis

Combination of avocado and edamame makes this wonderful delicious and nutritious dip.  Serve with fresh veggies or chips.

Makes 10 (1/4-cup) servingssalsa

1 large avocado, (about 2/3 cup mashed)
1 1/2 cups shelled edamame, thawed
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 cup salsa
3 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt
Salt and pepper to taste

1. In food processor, combine all ingredients, mixing until smooth.

Terrific Tip:  Can also use to stuff vegetables or as a sandwich spread.

Nutrition Nugget: Soybeans are high in omega 3 fatty acids, which are necessary to ingest through food for their anti-inflammatory benefits.

Nutritional information Calories 62kcal, Calories from Fat 47%, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 50mg, Carbohydrates 5g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Total Sugars 2g, Protein 4g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat

Check out more of my healthy southwestern appetizers and salsas.

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Holly Clegg

With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy, healthy and practical recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association.Clegg has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post.She has consulted for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country.
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