Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Fresh Salsa

Prep/Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8 servings

4 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Baked tortilla chip scoops

In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with chips.

Tips and Tricks
Serrano peppers are hotter than jalapeno peppers, but not as hot as habenero peppers. Depending on how spicy you like your food, substitute different peppers to suit your tastes. Be sure to wear gloves while chopping and seeding hot peppers! My plum tomatoes seemed small, so I used 8 instead of 4. I also used one tablespoon dried cilantro in place of the fresh.
Make It Healthier
At 11 calories per serving, and a diabetic free food, this salsa is already a great addition to a healthy diet. Omit the salt to lower the sodium content. Serve with trans-fat free tortilla chips.
How Kids Can Help
Measure cilantro. Use food chopper to chop onions. Stir to mix ingredients.

Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup (calculated without chips) equals 11 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 77 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein
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3 comments:

Jen said...

Thanks so much for the salsa recipe! I was going to ask you to post your favorite salsa recipe; you read my mind! I have a lot of tomatoes and cilantro from my garden, as well as some Salsa Peppers, yum. Hope you are feeling better and have a great day, Jen

Jen said...

Jen, this recipe was posted by MommyK, there are also more salsa recipes if you click the label for "sauces and dressings" at the bottom right side of the page.

Jen said...

Thanks for the 411! You all are awesome! Jen