Salsa has lots of advantages: It seems indulgent, but it’s actually a healthy choice, fat free and loaded with flavor and vegetables. It’s inexpensive, especially when the ingredients are home grown or in season. It’s versatile because you can make it hotter with more peppers or make it sweeter with fruit. And it’s easy!
2 cups chopped tomatoes (or a combination of tomatoes and fresh peaches, nectarines, mangoes or grapes)
1/3 cup chopped yellow or white onion
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 to 2 jalapeño or serrano peppers, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
Salt to taste
Put all ingredients into a bowl, toss well and serve chilled or at room temperature.
Per serving (about 4oz/1/2 cup/116g-wt.): 25 calories (0 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 6g total carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 1g protein
Makes about 2 cups