Low Calorie – High Taste. If you are looking for an original, colorful appetizer or side dish, you can’t go wrong with this delicious apple salsa. It is healthy, tasty and original. You can serve it with blue corn chips, tortilla chips or, for a really low calorie snack – celery sticks.
3 Large Macintosh or other red skinned apples
3 Large Granny Smith apples
1 yellow bell pepper
2 green onions
1 small can (4 oz) of mild green chillies (chopped)
Jalapeno peppers – if you like spicy salsa. Chop fine and add to taste
6 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped fine
It is best to make this the same day – a few hours ahead. Dice the apples and sprinkle the juice from 1/2 lime over them to keep them from browning. Put the apples in a bowl. Dice the yellow pepper. Cut the green onion into small pieces. Add the pepper, onions, chillies, jalapenos (optional) and cilantro to the bowl. Squeeze the rest of the lime juice over the ingredients. Mix well. Cover the salsa with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.
Transfer the salsa into a nice bowl or chip dip set. Arrange the tortilla chips or celery around the bowl. Have a spoon available for scooping onto plates.
You can also use this apple salsa as a side dish, or topping for broiled salmon or fish. It also goes quite well with roast pork. Kids love appetizers too. There is virtually no fat and it is very healthy – so enjoy your guilt free appetizer. Ole!
Barb Francis, aka Cooking Queen, is an author and kitchen expert. More ideas, tips and supplies can be found on her blog at http://www.cookingqueen.wordpress.com
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Article Posted: August 3, 2011