Cucumber Tomatillo Salsa

July 03, 2013 July 03, 2013/ Morgan

Now I know what you’re thinking – I think – anyway I’m betting that you’re thinking at least this: you’re eating cucumbers on a baked potato!? It’s in the salsa? Are you mad woman? Does Morgan (that’s ME) eat on the sidewalk or something? (Maybe!)  

The answers are: yes, yes, yes, yes (oh wait I said maybe… maybe!)  

Anyway so hey it’s summer! Cucumbers are cool and refreshing. They belong in things that are cool and refreshing – like a good salsa. I’m a bit salsa obsessed. Especially because it goes so well with my other obsession: potatoes.  

I’ll tell ya about the potato thing later but just trust me when I say that potatoes are the best food ever. French fries, hash browns, baked potatoes, chips, potato salad, mashed potatoes… see what I mean? I love potatoes. And Dr. McDougall does too so I’m feeling great and looking thinner than ever on my super high potato diet. Take that and chew it!  

I went through this big quart jar in about 2 days. That’s how obsessed I was feeling. It’s SO LOW in calories that you can eat a ton. A ton I tell ya. Pour it over everything. And it couldn’t be any easier – blend and eat. I love simple vegan food.  

Hey so go make some quick! If you hate cilantro just.. well.. erm. I guess you can leave it out. Add some other good fresh herbs in if you dare! What about be crazy and go for some mint? Now I’ve got to try that!  

  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1 pound tomatillos, chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1-2 jalapenos (depending on how brave ya are!)  
  • 4 green onions
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • juice 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon salt

Blend everything together until nice and smooth. Eat on everything – chips, baked potatoes, burritos, scrambles, pitas, etc. 

Nutritional information per serving : Serving size:  1/2 cup (that’s a huge serving!)

21 calories, 0.3g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 4.5g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 0.1g sugar, 0.8g protein