The following segment aired on The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television. Joining The Balancing Act was Chef Don McMillian to talk about a healthy cooking with Green Mountain Gringo Salsa.
The Balancing Act: We love salsa. I know a lot of “The Balancing Act” viewers out there consider yourself to be connoisseurs when it comes to the texture, the flavor, and, of course, the spiciness and freshness of it. We have one of those connoisseurs with us today, Chef Don McMillian from the Stocked Pot Cooking School, to show us what good salsa is really made of and some rocking recipes you can make with it. So, I read some disturbing news the other day that salsa can have a lot of preservatives in it. Can you tell “The Balancing Act” viewers about this?
Don: Many salsas have a large amount of preservatives in them. But our Green Mountain Gringo Salsa has none. It’s so fresh, and you can actually see the tomatoes, the onions, the jalapeños, the tomatillos. It’s all in there.
The Balancing Act: Chef Don, you can really see the difference. It seems like a pretty healthy snack.
Don: It’s a wonderful, healthy snack. But just read the label. I mean, that tells the story, “No preservatives, fat free, low salt, gluten free, and no allergens.” And you know what? It tastes good. It’s won multiple awards for taste. In fact, Women’s Day and Vegetarian Times said it’s the best-tasting salsa.
The Balancing Act: Well, my husband loves salsa. And you’ve made some incredible recipes using salsas in great ways that “The Balancing Act” viewers can incorporate it in their meals.
Don: I sure did. These recipes are so easy. We just seasoned some chicken breasts, broiled them for just a little bit, placed them with our Green Mountain Gringo Salsa, tossed it up, plated it on our Green Mountain Gringo Tortilla Strips, added a little bit of avocado, some cheese – it’s done.
The Balancing Act: My husband really likes the really spicy salsa. But I’m a little bit more of a mild girl, I admit it. Do you have different flavors?
Don: We have something for every “The Balancing Act” viewer. Check this out – we have roasted chili pepper, roasted garlic. Everyone loves garlic. Mild, medium, and for your husband, hot, yes. One of my favorite recipes is Green Mountain Gringo rice. It’s so easy. A jar of Green Mountain Gringo Salsa, a cup of rice, a little bit of chicken stock – it’s done.
The Balancing Act: That’s it? Great for working women that are on the go all the time.
Don: Another recipe is to take our Green Mountain Gringo Strips, roll them in a little plastic bag with a rolling pin, put a little bit of olive oil on some salmon, season it up with the Green Mountain Gringo Strips, put it on a plank, 350 degrees in the oven, and our sauce is the Green Mountain Gringo Salsa. Plus, it’s only 10 calories per serving.