Baked Potato with Mint and Tomato Salsa

Have you ever had one of those nights when you KNOW you will eating alone? Your spouse is running really late and secretly you are high-fiving yourself because you dont feel like making a big meal? I was excited to make a one-person meal. Although this dish could also feed a family, I like the personal one serving option. I actually made four, just incase my children had a change of heart and they all of a sudden like potatoes. Strange isn’t it? Potatoes. I shake my head in confusion. I think food is sooo good, why not like a potato? But hey, more for me and I like it that way.

I assure you, one potato is quite filling. But I made more….just incase….

Since the summer has ended, (HELLO FALL!) I wanted to make sure to use all of my tomatoes. So I did. All two. Added some fresh mint from the garden which added a real nice fresh touch. Threw in some lime, balance it with some sugar and you have one yummy salsa!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lime: freshly squeezed
  • 2 small tomatoes or one big one: chopped
  • 2 scallions: chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh mint leaves: chopped
  • Sea salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 rustic potatoes

Recipe:

Step 1. Clean and pierce potatoes with a fork. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Step 2. Bake potatoes for 40-60 minutes until soft

Step 3. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl

Step 4. Top on baked potato and add a dallop of sour cream

Besides this being an absolute simple recipe, it’s healthy and delicious. There’s no reason to throw in a frozen dinner. Treat yourself to some good food. Take a few extra minutes to cook a delicious meal for you Mama!

And guess what. You know how I made four? My husband came home hungry…go figure. :)

 

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