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The Gourmet-O-Matic tm Salsas Guide

Here is The Gourmet-O-Matic tm Salsas Guide.

If you want, copy and print it for use in your kitchen.

This Guide is for demonstration purposes and not exhaustive since there are many more substitutions you can make for the various ingredients. For a more complete listing of ingredient substitutions, go to The Gourmet-O-Matic tm Substitutions Guide Page.

Even though all of the many substitutions for the different types of ingredients have not been included, using this simple worksheet, you can make hundreds of different salsas with gourmet flair.

Examples follow the worksheet.

Remember the basic salsa equation:

Salsa = Hot Pepper + Acid + "Mexican" Flavors + Vegetable or Fruit +/- Added Sweet

Legumes are included to demonstrate variations on the representative salsa theme.

Here, again, is a representative salsa recipe:

A representative salsa recipe:

Basic Salsa

4 medium jalapeno peppers (hot)
juice from 1 small lime (acid)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin ("Mexican Flavor")
1 medium finely chopped onion (vegetable/flavor)
1 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes (vegetable)
5 cloves finely chopped garlic (vegetable/flavor)
4 teaspoons sugar or non-sugar substitute (e.g., 2 pkgs. aspartame) (added sweet)
to taste - salt and pepper

Blend all ingredients in a food processor. Do not puree. Cover. Chill. Serve.

To use this worksheet, simply check the ingredients you wan to combine and then combine them. Easy or what?

Hot Pepper Acid "Mexican" Flavors Vegetables Fruits Added Sweet (optional) Added Legumes/ Other (optional)
Adobo Sauce Apple Cider Vinegar Cilantro Bell Pepper - e.g., green, red, yellow, orange Cantaloupe Aspartame Black Beans
Chipotle Lemon Juice Cumin Cucumber Cranberry Stevia Mushrooms
Habanero  Lime Juice Garlic Jicama Grapefruit Sucralose Pinto Beans
Jalapeņo  White Vinegar Ginger Onion - e.g., red, white, yellow Mango Table Sugar
Mint Leaves Scallion Papaya Turbinado Sugar
Pepper Tomatillos Strawberry
Salt Tomato Watermelon

Examples of Gourmet-O-Matic tm salsas you can make using this simple worksheet:

Basic Fruit Salsa: sweetener, cilantro, fruits, garlic, green bell pepper, jalapeno, lime juice, onion and red bell pepper.

Citrus-Cilantro Salsa: cilantro, citrus juice, jalapeno, onion and tomato.

Cranberry Salsa: sweetener, cranberries, ginger, jalapeno, mint leaves and scallion.

Cucumber Salsa: cucumber, cilantro, jalapeno, onion and tomato.

Hot Tomatillo Salsa: cilantro, garlic, habanero pepper, lime juice, onion and tomato.

Jicama Salsa: green bell pepper, red bell pepper, jalapeno, lime juice and onion.

Mango and Black Bean Salsa: cilantro, black beans, garlic, jalapeno, lime juice, mango, onion, tomato and white vinegar.

Mint and Onion Salsa: sweetener, garlic, ginger, jalapeno, mint leaves, white vinegar and sweet onion.

Papaya Salsa: sweetener, apple cider vinegar, jalapeno, lemon juice, papaya and tomato.

The FitnessMed tm Guide To Healthy Eating contains recipes for salsas (including measurements for the ingredients), Calorie counts for each, explains standard serving sizes for salsas and how to calculate your caloric needs based on your current and desired weights.

The strategies used by The Gourmet-O-Matic tm can be found in Dr. Applebaum's meal strategy guide, The FitnessMed tm Guide To Healthy Eating. That book contains recipes for over 1 trillion (yes, with a "T") meal combinations.

All of Dr. Applebaum's books can be found here.