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Sunday’s Meatless Monday Recipe

It’s summertime and the salsa is easy.

Today’s Meatless Monday recipe, homemade salsa and tostadas, is a summer staple at our house.  Actually, we make tostadas often at our house, but because we prefer to use tomatoes from our garden for the salsa, it has always been a summer affair.  Costco and many other stores now offer consistently good tomatoes so summertime and salsa are less dependent on one another now ;).

Salsa
2 cups chopped tomatoes
2 jalapenos (sometimes we use habanero or serrano peppers (we like it hot), but you can adjust to your own tastes)
2 Tbsp. chopped white onion (rinse chopped onion under hot water)
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
juice from one lime
¼ c. Mexican beer
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt 

If you have a food processor good on ya’, but if not, no worries.  You can make this salsa the old school way with a knife, which is what we did until we got a food processor last year.

After everything is chopped, put everything in the bowl (we like to put the first four ingredients in, then the salt, sugar, lime, and Mexican beer).  Mix-it-up and let it stand in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. 

Tostadas
(Of course there are as many ways of making tostadas as there are tostada eaters)
1 can refried beans (vegetarian)
shredded lettuce
chopped tomatoes
grated cheese
tostada shells
Morningstar Veggie Crumbles
taco seasoning
sour cream (optional) 

Put the veggie crumbles in a skillet, for those of you who usually put meat in your tostadas this is a great alternative, heat for about 5 minutes, then add the taco seasoning and 1 cup water and cook about 10 minutes (until heated through).   Heat the beans and tostada shells according to directions.

NB:  If you don’t want to make your own salsa, that’s fine too.  Just get something you love.

Enjoy yourselves!

To assemble tostadas:  beans, veggie taco “meat”, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and plenty of salsa.

Robbie and Jimmy are big fans of the veggie taco “meat”, Karma is a bit more traditional and skips the veggie meat. 

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4 thoughts on “Sunday’s Meatless Monday Recipe

  1. I do love me some salsa & medium hot to hot too! 🙂

    Great run this morn… was already 68 when I headed out EARLY. Felt good at first & did not take long to feel warm but a good one! Now to find some AC somewhere! 🙂

  2. Having a great weekend, busy with work and getting ready for some new concepts. I am hoping to get some exercise in at some point this weekend.
    Darla is busy with her freshman summer program, this is the last day and that is good because she is close to loosing it, she has not exercised for 4 days and that is not a good thing.
    Smith, plan on us supporting your walk.

  3. thank you so much !

    I was wondering about everybody….things have been pretty quiet.
    I just finished my Pheobe walk…..I need to step things up a bit but the air is so thick its hard to commit to doing more. Nalani joined us today as well……it adds so much more with just another dog…..my whole body has to stay ready with her because she is much more alert than Pheobe and has a better attention span, it’s easy to distract Pheobe from the standard squirrel or cat but nalani engages Pheobe in the chase……so far i’ve stayed standing……hopefully I can build strength with them so that they don’t take me for a ride……
    Back to school tomorrow…..I’ve done well this weekend with eating all but last night my sister brought home dooougghhhnutttsss!!!!! agh………I caved into two filled ones…..sooo good though
    See you tomorrow!!

  4. These look yummy! I’m definitely going to try the salsa recipe.

    I had the laziest day possible today – and cleaned out my oldest’s room instead:)

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