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Homemade Mexican Tomato Salsa

Bring on the chips! And give those chips a tasty dip–this fresh, fruity, not-to-spicy salsa. For the quickest and easiest homemade Mexican salsa, use canned tomatoes, but if you have a little time and fresh tomatoes are seasonally abundant, go with the fresh. 

Homemade Mexican Tomato Salsa | Letty's Kitchen

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Just five straightforward ingredients, tomatoes, garlic, onion, green serrano chile, and cilantro, mixed using the pulse button on your food processor or blender, make this delicious chunky homemade salsa.

For a respectable tomato salsa, fresh chiles are essential. Choose the finger-size serrano chiles for their citrusy notes, although jalapeño chiles make excellent tomato salsa too. For milder tastes, scrape out and discard the seeds and veins. For a bit more heat, include the seeds and veins. Continue Reading…

Creamy Mellow Miso Salad Dressing + 10 Salad Making Tips

Today I am sharing one of my favorite salad dressings. Creamy and thick mellow miso salad dressing to go with your every-day raw vegetable fix. To make it easy to get that veggie dose, I’m including tips for prepping all the ingredients so you’re ready to put together daily salads in a jiffy.

Mellow Miso Salad Dressing in bottle

All-in-one lick, this easy-to-make mellow miso salad dressing is sweet, salty and umami. Simply whir white miso with rice vinegar, honey, oil, and a smidgen of green onion in a blender.

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Spicy Red Lentil and Mushroom Pasta {vegan}

Imagine–your skillet full of tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, and aromatic herbs simmering on your stove, wafting their mouthwatering essence, imagine your kitchen in flavor happiness. Picture too, the lucky eaters enjoying every tomato-y spicy morsel. The thing is, everyone wins with this spicy red lentil and mushroom pasta, cooks and devourers both!

Spicy Red Lentil and Mushroom Pasta | Letty's Kitchen

This healthy, lighter and meatless pasta begs to be served in a large bowl, family style, and passed around the table. For a complete meal, pass a second big bowlful of crisp green lettuce with colorful veggies.
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Thai Peanut Noodles with Golden Tofu {Gluten free and vegan}

A delightful tangle of tender brown rice noodles, crisped tofu bites, crunchy red bell pepper, and green onions, all bathed in spicy red curry peanut butter sauce–step right up to Thai peanut noodles with golden tofu!

Thai Peanut Noodles with Golden Tofu | Letty's Kitchen

With oodles of texture and bright color, this is a recipe to make when you don’t know what to make. The bursting-with-flavor sauce–ginger, garlic, soy sauce, lime juice, spicy Thai red chili paste, and salty peanut butter–is the best part. Sooooo good…

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Roasted Asparagus with Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce

The bright green vegetable herald of spring, asparagus! Blister yours into dark golden tenderness and dress with a lemony fresh herb and olive oil blend–simple roasted asparagus with cilantro chimichurri sauce!

Roasted Asparagus with Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce | Letty's Kitchen

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Asparagus has always been a luxurious treat in my world, not everyday eating. You know, like for holiday dinners, or Sunday brunch. Asparagus, with a big drizzle of verdant green sauce–let’s just say that when the sexy spears are on sale, weeknight dinners around here have stepped up a notch.

Roasted asparagus with cilantro chimichurri sauce is such an easy vegetable dish and, gosh darn it, we deserve it! Continue Reading…