Thursday, March 31, 2011

Make a Mix: Salsa Mix

A friend asked me a while ago if I had ever made salsa from THRIVE ingredients.  Well I had not. So I got to work.  I found a recipe in an old extension publication for Salsa Mix in a Jar.  I thought it was a good idea but I was not happy with the end product.  I experimented a little and came up with a recipe I like better. If you like the chunky style but want a spicier salsa try adding more mix with the can of Mexican tomatoes.   When making it is best if you make it and refrigerate it for a couple of hours or overnight before eating, it lets the flavors develop a little.

Salsa Mix in a Jar
1 teaspoon garlic powder (more to taste)
1/2 cup THRIVE freeze dried  onion
2 Tablespoons THRIVE dried mixed bell peppers
½ Cup THRIVE tomato powder
2 Tablespoons  dried red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon pepper

Measure all into jam jar or ziploc bag, seal & shake to combine.

Attach Tag
Mild Chunky Salsa
Combine the following, mix well: Chill 1 hour to let spices mingle.
2 tablespoons salsa mix
10 oz can Mexican-style tomatoes.

Spicy Salsa
½ cup salsa mix
¾ cup water
Combine Mix and water chill 2 hours. Serve with Chips/Crackers/Veggie Sticks.

Salsa Spread
2 tablespoons salsa mix
1. Chopped Tomatoes
1 cup softened cream cheese

Combine Mix, tomatoes, Cream Cheese, chill 2 hours. Serve with Chips/Crackers/Veggie Sticks.