In the spirit of New Years resolutions (and to appease the salsa god, Danielle, for the vegetarian post), I would like to post a helpful hint for keeping healthy.
For those of us who enjoy the occasional green juice but are massive fans of solid, hearty food, here is my favorite salsa recipe. Mainly, it's my favorite because it's easy, and cooking is more time consuming than any necessity has a right to be, but it's got good flavor too:
A bunch of tomatoes (4 maybe?)
A handful of fresh basil
1 TBSP olive oil
1/2 an onion
2 chili peppers (sloppily deseeded*)
Salt and pepper to taste (go ahead, indulge in salt, we sweat it out)
Throw everything in a food processor and give it a whirl. (Do the tomatoes last so they don't get all frothy.)
You can make this salsa in a minute and it will add massive flavor to your meals without many calories. Added bonus, by topping your food with chopped fresh veggies you're adding nutrients too.
Things to do with your salsa to make an instant meal:
Instead of salad dressing
Top a pile of beans
Top a pile of quinoa
Top a pile of steamed root veggies
Top a pile of ...well you get the idea.
Happy 2013 everyone!
* Sloppy = be lazy about it. No anal retentive cooks here. Get a good 60% out and call it good enough. The lazier you are the hotter the salsa will be.