WW Recipe of the Day: California Fresh Blender Salsa
If you like fresh salsa, but aren't a fan of all the chopping that's usually involved, I think you'll quickly fall in the love with this simple fresh blender salsa. It can be whipped up in about 15 minutes using a Vitamix (affiliate link), or other high-powered blender (affiliate link)!
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Salsa?
Salsa is one of my very favorite 0 Points WW friendly condiments. According to my calculations, each ¼-cup serving has 10 calories and:
0 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
0 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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How to Make Fresh Salsa in the Blender
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.
Step 2: Add the half onion, jalapeño halves, cilantro leaves, lemon juice, salt and 6 tomato quarters to the Vitamix container in the order listed.
Step 3: Secure the lid. Set the machine to Variable I and blend for 10 - 15 seconds, using the tamper to press ingredients down into the blades, as needed.
Step 4: Stop the blender and add the remaining 18 tomato quarters. Secure the lid and blend the salsa to desired consistency - chunky will only take a few seconds, while smooth may take up to 20 additional seconds.
Step 5: Serve immediately. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Easily control the level of heat in this salsa by tossing in additional jalapeño peppers. The heat from chiles is usually found around the seeds and ribs of the pepper, which we've removed.
If you like your salsa spicy, feel free to include some, or all, of the seeds.
Using only one jalapeño and removing all the seeds, I'd say this salsa recipe (as written) is on the mild side.
Enjoy with your favorite baked low-fat tortilla chips, fresh sliced vegetables, over nachos, on a baked potato, alongside or on top of grilled chicken or fish.
Ways to Use Leftover Salsa
Make this deliciously simple Chicken White Bean and Salsa Soup
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California Fresh Blender Salsa
- ½ medium onion, peeled
- 1 jalapeño pepper, cut in half with seeds removed
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 6 Roma (plum) tomatoes, quartered
- Add the half onion, jalapeño halves, cilantro leaves, lemon juice, salt and 6 tomato quarters to the Vitamix container in the order listed.
- Secure the lid. Set machine to Variable I and blend for 10 - 15 seconds, using the tamper to press ingredients down into the blades, as needed.
- Stop the blender and add the remaining 18 tomato quarters. Blend salsa to desired consistency - chunky will only take a few seconds, while smooth may take up to 20 additional seconds.
- Serve immediately. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Recipe source: The Vitamix Cookbook: 250 Delicious Whole Food Recipes to Make in Your Blender (affiliate link) from Jodi Berg
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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