Healthy Tomato Salsa

BigCity CountryGirl

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@BarefootPixie

Tomatoes are so healthy for us - filled with lycopene with it's healing power to help protect against cancers and acids that help to lower cholesterol. Nature's vine-ripened wonder!


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Serves:

8 - 10

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Ingredients

2 c
seeded, chopped tomatoes (red, yellow and orange)
1/4 c
diced green or red onion
1/2 tsp
minced garlic
3/4 tsp
freshly ground cumin, roasted
2 Tbsp
freshly squeezed lemon juice
1
jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
1
banana pepper, stemmed and diced
1/4 c
diced green mango (optional)
salt and pepper
1/2 c
minced cilantro leaves (for garnish)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine the first seven ingredients and the mango, if using. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate. Just before serving, garnish with the cilantro.

The "heat" from the jalapeño is from the seeds and the rib. Remove completely for almost no heat or adjust removal of seeds and ribs according to your spicy preferences.
2
Nutrients per serving (1/4 cup):
27 calories
1 g protein
6 g carbohydrates
1 g fiber
0 g fat
0 mg cholesterol
245 mg sodium