Easy Salsa Fresca

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You can say I have become a salsa snob! Ever since I started making my own salsa about 5 years ago, I no longer buy salsa at the grocery store nor like the taste of them. Homemade is so easy to make and tastes incredible and fresh.

From the recipe below, you will see I am not an exact measure kind of girl. If you like it more spicy, you could substitute a jalapeño for crushed red pepper. One recipe fills up a half size mason jar about perfectly. It lasts for weeks in the fridge. 

Try replacing your store bought salsa with this homemade version. I think this will become your go-to salsa.

Nourish your mind,

Jen

Easy Salsa Fresca

Ingredients

  • 1 can diced tomatoes 
  • 1/2 of a yellow onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 large handful of cilantro 
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • Good dash of cumin
  • A couple of pinches of crushed red pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • pinch of sugar

Directions

In a blender, add all ingredients. No need to chop the onion or cilantro. Slowly blend until well chopped and combined but not over blended. Store in a container and keep refrigerated. 

Easy White Chicken Chili

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I am all about easy, quick recipes. And if it only involves one pot, even better!

Consider doubling this recipe and freezing the leftovers. 

Who says healthy eating can't be full of taste? 

Nourish your mind,

Jen

Easy White Chicken Chili

Ingredients

  • 6 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 (15 oz) cans of white kidney beans, drained (not rinsed)
  • 2 cups (16 oz) jar of salsa verde
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 lime, juiced (optional)
  • Optional toppings: diced avocado, chopped fresh cilantro, chopped green onion, crumbled tortilla chips

Directions

In a large stockpot, add chicken broth, beans, salsa and cumin. Stir to combine and heat over medium-high heat until boiling. Then add the chicken breasts and let simmer for about 20 minutes until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center.

Pull the chicken breasts out to shred. Stir in the cilantro and lime juice. Add back the shredded chicken. Remove from heat and serve with desired toppings.

Curry Avocado Chicken Salad

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I can't recall the first place I tried a curry chicken salad-  it was at a deli spot, Whole Foods, or Trader Joes- but I immediately like it and tried to figure how to create my own healthy version without mayonnaise. 

Voila...

This is the recipe that came about. A big hit, I must say. It doesn't last long in my house.

If you give it a try, let me know what you think!

Nourish Your Mind,

Jen

 

Curry Avocado Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped or shredded chicken 
  • 1 large avocado 
  • juice of ¼ lime 
  • 1 green onion sliced, tops only 
  • ¼ cup raisins (golden prefered) 
  • ¼ cup chopped cashews 
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded 
  • 1 Tbsp honey 
  • 1 tsp curry powder 
  • ½ tsp ground ginger 
  • ½ tsp tumeric 

Directions

In a mixing bowl, toss together the chicken, green onions, raisins, cashews and carrot shreds. Set aside.

In a small bowl, mash avocado. Stir in lime juice, honey, curry, ginger, and tumeric until mixed well. Add to the chicken and mix gently until combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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