for a healthy salsa reciep,sorry no measurements as i never use it and most of my reciepies are in my head.
tomatoes lots of them, olive oil about two table spoons, garlic(to your own taste i like alot) onions 1-2 carrots 2-3 finely grated celery a couple of sticks zucchini-1 herbs and spices of your choice(i use cayanne pepper,thyme,oregano,sage and basilikum,salt and pepper.) blend all together to the consistancy you want.
use as a salsa dip or can cook to use as a sauce for spaghetti,ragout,raviollietc or to use as a base for tomatoe soup just add a bit of creme´fresch light or some milk or low fat cream,serve with some croutons and a sprig of basilikum for decoration.
the beauty of tomatoe is that they are so versitile and when in season very cheap for little calories.i for one am a big tomatoe fan and use tomatoes at least once a day.
I made the Linguini with Fresh Tomatoes recipe last night!! YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!! Hubby loved it too!!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!!
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"Although commonly regarded and categorized as a vegetable, the tomato is really a fruit, a very healthful one. Tomatoes are known for being exceptionally high in lycopene, a carotenoid that has antioxidant properties and may help prevent cancer and heart disease. Eating tomatoes with fat (try to choose a healthy fat source like avocado, olive oil, or nuts) increases your body's ability to absorb the lycopene.
Besides that famous carotenoid, tomatoes are also a rich source of vitamin C, folate (folic acid), riboflavin, and chromium, each with its own extensive list of health benefits."
I'll admit I didn't know that we should eat tomatoes with a bit of fat. I thought I was doing a good thing if I ate them with out any oil or fat! I guess it was a good thing I put some cheese in my tomato sandwich this afternoon.
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