I tend to have a much stronger salty, acidic, crunchy tooth than a sweet tooth, though I do indulge in sweets every so often. I find that it helps so much to have an arsenal of basic snack recipes that can be added onto or adjusted as your tastes dictate. For instance a basic hummus recipe that can be adjusted to feature roasted garlic, olives, or roasted red peppers. Or a Greek fruit dip that can be sweetened with the addition of honey and cinnamon and vanilla, or made tangy with lemon juice. I have also found these are great ways to get people to eat their veggies and fruits. There is so much that you can do with all of them, and I find myself frequently using these also as marinades or toppings on my main dishes too, The one I use the most would have to be pico de gallo, I love pico de gallo, it's great with chips or pita crisps, great with veggies, or on top of grilled chicken, topping for tacos, or thinned down and turned down into a marinade or dressing.
I would love to hear the go to snacks that you have in your snack arsenal. How do you make your mini meals most satisfying? I think we are all looking for healthy snack ideas. Try the pico de gallo, I think you'll really like it, it is fresh, tangy, vibrant and oh so versatile.
Love From Scratch Pico de Gallo
1 small purple onion
1 small jalapeno
1 fistful cilantro
1 small cucumber (peeled and seeded)
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon red pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
Finely dice all ingredients together and mix in seasonings, cover and chill for several hours before serving.