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SALSA: Pineapple/Mango/Tomato/Guava/Watermelon

Salsa is famous all over the world as a Mexican sauce. The recipe is usually spicy and contains tomatoes that give it a distinct color. It is made using mortar and pestle to release some juices that add to its distinct flavor.  However, these days, there is a huge variety of Salsa available in the market as well as a lot of variations are made in homes. Mexican Salsa is traditionally served with tortilla chips, bread sticks, pitta bread, and raw vegetables or as a spread for tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, etc.  I have tried and tasted quite some of them and to my delight , they have all been very impressive. Hence, I thought of sharing the recipes with you. Here you go!

PINEAPPLE SALSA:

PINEAPPLE SALSA

Ingredients:

2 cups diced fresh pineapple
1/2 cup diced red pepper
1/4 cup chopped coriander
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp grated ginger
Juice of 1 large lemon

1 tbsp pineapple juice

Salt, to taste

Black pepper powder to taste

Directions: Mix everything in a bowl and crush slightly using mortar and pestle just before serving.

MANGO SALSA:

MANGO SALSA

Ingredients:

2 large diced mangos

1 diced tomato (deseeded)

1/2 cup diced green bell pepper

1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

1 tsp finely chopped green chillies

1/4 cup chopped coriander

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp mango juice

Salt to taste

Directions: Mix everything in a bowl and crush slightly using mortar and pestle just before serving.

TOMATO SALSA:

TOMATO SALSA

Ingredients:

4 cups of diced tomatoes (firm, fresh and ripe)

1 jalapeno chilli, chopped finely

1/2 cup finely chopped red onions

2 small garlic cloves (minced)

1 tsp grated ginger

Juice of 1 large lemon

1 tbsp tomato juice

Salt to taste

1 tsp granulated sugar

Black pepper powder to taste

Directions: Mix everything in a bowl and crush slightly using mortar and pestle just before serving.

GUAVA SALSA:

GUAVA SALSA

Ingredients:

2 cups diced guavas

1/4 cup diced tomato (deseeded)

1/4 cup finely chopped spring onions

1/4 cup chopped coriander

1 tsp finely chopped green chillies

Salt to taste

1 tsp granulated sugar

Black pepper powder to taste

Juice of 1 large lemon

1 tbsp guava juice

Directions: Mix everything in a bowl and crush slightly using mortar and pestle just before serving.

WATERMELON SALSA:

WATERMELON SALSA

Ingredients:

2 cups diced watermelon (deseeded)

1 cup diced muskmelon/sun melon

1/4 cup finely chopped spring onions

1/4 cup diced green bell pepper

1 tsp finely chopped green chillies

1/8 cup chopped coriander

Salt to taste

Black pepper powder to taste

Juice of 1 large lemon

1 tbsp  watermelon juice

Directions: Mix everything in a bowl and crush slightly using mortar and pestle just before serving.

Chilli Cheese and Tomato Popcorn

Popcorn is an anytime snack which is loved worldwide by people of all age groups. It is a hot favorite of many for munching in movie theatres and also on picnics and other outings. It is easy and quick recipe to prepare. Check out the recipe below for a savory, spicy and aromatic Chilli Cheese and Tomato Popcorn.

Chilli Cheese and Tomato Popcorn

Ingredients:

1 cup-Dried Corn Kernels, 2 tbsp- Oil, 2 tbsp- Cheese Powder, 1 ½ tbsp- Red Chiili Flakes, 1 tbsp- Tomato Powder, Salt to taste

Recipe:

Mix ½ cup corn and 1 tbsp oil in a microwave bowl. Cover and cook on Microwave High (100%) for 6 minutes, stirring once after 3 minutes. Add cheese powder and red chilli flakes and toss. Keep aside.

Mix ½ cup corn and 1 tbsp oil in a microwave bowl. Cover and cook on Microwave High (100%) for 6 minutes, stirring once after 3 minutes. Add tomato powder and salt to taste and toss.

Add both flavors of popcorn in one large bowl and toss to create an interesting combination of both the flavors.

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is a very healthy soup packed with good nutrition and apt for people of all age groups. Here goes the recipe.

Ingredients:

1 medium sized Carrot, 1 medium sized Zucchini, 1 medium sized Potato, 6 cloves chopped Garlic, 1 chopped Onion, ¼ cup green peas, 1 inch stalk Celery, ½ stalk Leek, 4 French Beans, 12 Fresh Basil Leaves, 3 medium sized Tomatoes, 1 ½ tbsp Vegetable Oil, 2/3 cup Tomato Puree, 2 ½ tbsp Macaroni, Salt to taste, ½ tsp White Pepper Powder, ½ cup grated Parmesan Cheese, 2 ½ cup Vegetable Stalk

Recipe:

  1. Cut carrot, zucchini and potato into half inch cubes. Cut celery, French beans and leek into half inch pieces.
  2. Blanch tomatoes, peel the skin off, cut into half and remove the seeds and cut into small pieces.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add garlic and onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add carrot, leek and celery and cook for 4 minutes.
  5. Now add the rest of the vegetables and tomato puree. Also add half of crushed basil leaves and vegetable stalk and cook for 8 minutes.
  6. Add macaroni, salt, white pepper powder and cook for another 2 minutes.
  7. Garnish with the remaining basil leaves and grated parmesan cheese.
  8. Serve piping hot.
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