Earlier this month, I was asked to participate in the "Enjoy Life More" campaign by Del Monte hosted by BlogHer. I would need to choose one of the Del Monte canned products and talk about how I Enjoy Life More everyday.
Well, this wasn't a difficult task. Ever since I was a little girl, I actually really liked canned vegetables. Peas were my favorite. To this day, I love canned peas and corn and often even drink the liquid they come in! This is not a joke. I also love canned tomatoes. Of course, tomatoes are best fresh when they are in season, but what are you to do when they aren't? That's when you have a choice: you can buy canned tomatoes or the ones that are sold at your grocery store.
The problem with store bought tomatoes in the cooler months is that they tend to lack in the flavor department. So unless you have a greenhouse, add some garden into your meals by adding Del Monte canned fruits or vegetables into your recipes for more nutrition. Del Monte's vegetables ensure you get the best flavor possible.
But what do tomatoes have to do with how I Enjoy Life More every day? Well, if you've been following me on twitter, you know one of my hobbies is salsa dancing. I started salsa dancing ten years ago and have fallen in love with the music, the dance, and sometimes the men. I go salsa dancing weekly and often listen to Latin music: it makes me happy, keeps my body moving, and gets me out of the house.
On days other than Fridays, when I generally go salsa dancing, I often turn off the TV and dance around my condo to one of the salsa stations on the radio or listen to one of my favorite CDs. In fact, that's the only way I clean my condo: with music in the background.
Whenever someone mentions salsa, my first thought is salsa music or salsa dancing. But for this Enjoy Life More post, I decide to create a salsa recipe with Del Monte's Diced Tomatoes with a few fresh ingredients added to spice things up.
Chunky Del Monte Tomato & Persimmon Salsa
14.5 ounce can Del Monte Diced Tomatoes, drained
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 teaspoons lime juice (plus a few lime wedges for serving)
1 persimmon, peeled and chopped
salt & pepper to taste
1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
2. Serve the salsa with a few wedges of lime and your favorite chips.
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