Thursday, May 21, 2015

Confetti Salsa Fresca

Hola amigos!  So it's been a very busy spring in my corner of the world.  My husband and I recently had an amazing opportunity to travel to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for a romantic weekend away.  It was seriously amazing!!  Did I say that already?  Well, it was that awesome.  Since it's only a 2-hour flight from where we live, we could kick ourselves for not visiting sooner.  A Texas size "muchas gracias" goes out to the staff at the Grand Velas Resort and outdoor adventure crew at Vallarta Adventures who made our stay incredibly enjoyable.      

After a bucket list worthy outdoor adventure of speedboat ride across ocean, mule riding up the mountain, zip-lining through the jungle, and rappelling down a waterfall, we enjoyed a light lunch of quesadillas, guacamole, and salad made by a sweet little lady who didn't speak a lick of English.  Luckily we were able to use our basic Spanish to order our food.  It was perfectly simple and absolutely delicious.  The salad was similar to a fresh salsa like pico de gallo but reminded me of colorful confetti so I named my version Confetti Salsa Fresca.

The vegetables were chopped finely enough (but not too small) so that you could easily scoop up a nice portion on a tortilla chip.  Topping the quesadilla with a little guacamole and the fresh salsa was the perfect combination.  Here's the printable recipe:

The version below is easier to read from blog page if you are ready to try recipe but not ready to print it out.  

Confetti Salsa Fresca
1 Carrot, shredded
1 English cucumber, medium-finely cubed
3 Roma tomatoes, medium-finely cubed
2 Green onions, finely sliced
1 Small lime, juiced
Seasoning: 1 teaspoon Tajin (classico)

Prepare vegetables then add lime juice and seasoning.  Stir to combine.  Serve as a condiment with your favorite Mexican foods or enjoy as a fresh salsa with tortilla chips.

Tajin Clasico is an all-natural mild seasoning blend of chilies, lime juice, and sea salt which is very popular in Mexico.  It's commonly sprinkled on fruits and veggies.  It can also be used to rim the glass for special margaritas or other mixed drinks.  Check it out at  

Plan a night to make a simple Mexican meal and include this yummy Confetti Salsa Fresca.  Don't forget to blend up a pitcher of delicious frozen margaritas.  Salud!