Hey friends! As summer is in full force with swimming pool, sleeping in, bug bites, playing in the dark, grill-out parties and smores, the kids and I are off to a pretty good start! The summer fun is happening but still struggling to find that perfect schedule for me. I love having the kids home but I really cherished my “free time” while they were in school – even if it was only for a couple of hours. Just so you know mommy is drinking plenty of iced coffees to survive, ha! I really can’t complain but I’m sure many moms are with me, eh?
To keep the summer fun going, I have the perfect fresh salsa recipe to bring at your next party! This is a great way to get in your veggies for the day – so nice to find something different than a salad. I am getting burnt out on salads . . .this salsa is so amazingly good – I can’t stop! The other day I had leftovers of this salsa and decided to have this for dinner! I took a plate and made a layer of tortilla chips then added a nice sprinkle of shredded cheese, popped it in the microwave for a bit and then piled on this Spicy Pepper & Edamame Salsa! Dinner, done! It was awesome – more than awesome, wink, wink!
Is this not the best idea ever?! Frozen “fresh-like” herbs! You mean I don’t have to throw away the last bunch because I didn’t use all the fresh herbs! Hy-Vee has a new line of frozen herbs, not sure all the varieties but from memory I think they have garlic, basil and a couple more. I really love them and super easy to use. They are a bit hard to find in the store so be sure to ask when you are in the frozen aisle!
I was very surprised to see how easily they come out for being frozen. Just pinch a little and sprinkle out!
I love Mrs. Dash’s line of salt-free seasoning packets! There are so many varieties and some of my favorites are meat loaf, taco and beef stew – double yum!
Juice a lime and mix in the seasoning, no oil required! SO. MUCH. FLAVOR!
Dice up 2 green peppers, 1 yellow and 1 red – Just buy a four-pack and that is the base for this great salsa!
Add some green onions, corn edamame and mix all together! WOW! Perfect pair for a grill-out!
Spicy Pepper & Edamame Salsa
2 green bell pepper, diced
1 yellow pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 cup shelled edamame
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 lime, jucied
2 tbsps green onion, chopped
1 1/2 tbsps Mrs. Dash fajita seasoning, (may add 2 tbsp if you like the heat)
In a bowl, mix together peppers, edamame, corn and green onions. In a small bowl juice a lime and mix in seasoning. Pour mixture over vegetables and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and serve!