Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Fresh Salsa Mexicana
(16 calories | *0 WW SmartPoints)
Diana Kennedy’s Fresh Salsa Mexican de Jerez, is easy, healthy and delicious.
I haven’t been able to stay out of this delectable salsa since making it earlier this afternoon.
Diana Kennedy, often called the “Julia Child” of Mexican cuisine is #45 on Gourmet’s List of 50 Women Game Changers in Food.
I recently began participating with a group of food bloggers, led by Mary from One Perfect Bite, who have been cooking their way through the list since last spring.
For those unfamiliar with Kennedy, she is an 87-year-old British expat who, in 1972, introduced The Cuisines of Mexico cookbook, and forever changed our understanding of Mexican food.
Originally from Great Britain, Kennedy moved to Mexico in 1957, and has been traveling the country in search of recipes and authentic Mexican cooking experiences ever since.
Her most recent book, Oaxaca al Gusto: An Infinite Gastronomy (William & Bettye Nowlin Series in Art, History, and Culture), was named 2011 Best Cookbook of the Year by the James Beard Foundation.
Here’s a brief video of Diana Kennedy talking about Oaxaca al Gusto:
Kennedy is known for being a stickler for authenticity and a bit of a food anthropologist. She believes that traditional authentic cooking is cultural history worth recording and takes great pains to do just that.
While I appreciate her tenacity, I take a much more casual, practical approach to cooking.
That’s why I chose the easiest of her recipes I could find online: fresh salsa Mexicana from Jerez.
I love fresh salsa, but had never made one using so many chiles before.
I needed to make a few substitutions based on what was available at the market, but it still turned out delicious.
I hope you decide to give this simple and delicious fresh salsa a try.
With just *1 Weight Watchers PointsPlus value and *0 WW Freestyle SmartPoints, it’s a perfect condiment for Weight Watchers members who like to spice things up.
Learn more about Weight Watchers Freestyle Plan in this brief video:
Diana Kennedy’s fresh salsa Mexicana from Jerez – The ingredients…
Finely chopped chiles…
Finely chopped white onion…
A finely chopped fresh tomato…
A generous amount of fresh squeezed lime juice…
Diana Kennedy’s Fresh Salsa Mexicana from Jerez…
If you like this recipe for Fresh Mexicana Salsa from Jerez, be sure to check out my other Weight Watchers Friendly recipes including WW Pico de Gallo, Black Bean & Mango Salsa, Strawberry Salsa, Corn & Tomato Salsa and Simple Mango Salsa
If you’ve made this Fresh Salsa Mexicana, please give the recipe a star rating below and leave a comment letting me know how you liked it.
Diana Kennedy's Fresh Salsa Mexicana from Jerez Recipe
- 1 poblano chile, stems, seeds, and veins removed and flesh finely chopped
- 1 red jalapeño chile, stems, seeds, and veins removed and flesh finely chopped
- 2 yellow chiles, stems, seeds and veins removed and flesh finely chopped
- 1-2 serrano chiles, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped white onion
- 1 ripe medium tomato (about 4 ounces), finely chopped
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup water
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon crumbled dried oregano
- Salt to taste
- In a medium size bowl, combine all the ingredients except the salt until well blended.
- Season with salt to taste.
- Set aside for 1 hour for the flavors to blend.
*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.
Here is Diana and Bricia Lopez talking about Mexican food:
To learn a little more about Diana Kennedy, check these out:
- Diana Kennedy’s recipe for fresh salsa from Jerez as it appeared in Food & Wine
- A Washington Post article about Diana Kennedy
Watch how to make traditional salsa molcajeteada:
The following bloggers are also featuring the recipes of Diana Kennedy today. I hope you’ll pay them all a visit. They are great cooks who have wonderful blogs.
- Mary @ One Perfect Bite
- Val @ More Than Burnt Toast
- Taryn @ Have Kitchen Will Feed
- Susan @ The Spice Garden
- Heather @ All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
- Miranda @ Mangoes and Chutney
- Amrita @ Beetles Kitchen Escapades
- Sue @ The View from Great Island
- Barbara @ Movable Feasts
- Linda @ A Sunflower Life
- Nancy @ Picadillo
- Mireya @ My Healthy Eating Habits
- Veronica @ My Catholic Kitchen
- Annie @ Most Lovely Things
- Jeanette @ Jeanette's Healthy Living
- Claudia @ Journey of an Italian Cook
- Alyce @ More Time at the Table
- Kathy @ Bakeaway with Me
- Jill @ Saucy Cooks
- Sarah @ Everything In the Kitchen Sink
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