Delicious Homemade Salsa

You may be the one who gets their salsa from your local supermarket – and that’s OK unless you realize just how easy and inexpensive it is to make delicious salsa yourself!

Here are couple of my favourite recipes – and I can tell you that I had no problem making up larger quantity and freezing it in ziplock bags.

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Chickpea and Red Pepper Salsa

Chickpea and Red Pepper Salsa:

1 – 15 oz. can of chickpeas, rinsed and roughly chopped

4 scallions, sliced

1 cup of arugula, chopped

1 jarred roasted red peppers, chopped (about 1/4 cup)

2 tablespoons of  fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

In a medium bowl, combine the chickpeas, scallions, arugula, red peppers, lemon juice, oil. salt and pepper and mix well.

Serve with your favourite dippers.

Gazpacho Salsa

Gazpacho Salsa

Gazpacho Salsa:

2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced

1 small yellow bell pepper, diced

1 cucumber – diced

1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes,. bell pepper, cucumber, onion, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper and mix well.

Serve with your favourite dippers.

Hope you enjoyed these recipes – please end in your comments or suggestions – your input is always welcomed!

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About the author

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"


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