Cooking at Home - Salsa Fresca

Cooking - Home Food Fish Vegetable Fruit Meat - iStocck
Published Sunday, June 17, 2018

Makes:   7 servings 

A great summer treat to make when our garden is bursting with tomatoes and jalapeno peppers. Enjoy over eggs, meat, fish, tofu, or with whole grain chips. 

Ingredients

  • 5 tomatoes (medium)
  • 2 jalapeno
  • 2 garlic clove
  • 1/4 red onion (medium)
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice (fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro (fresh, leaves)

Directions

  1. Wash the vegetables. Cut the tomatoes into 1/2-inch pieces and put into a medium bowl. Because they can burn the skin, an adult should seed and mince the jalapenos and add them to the tomatoes.
  2. Peel the garlic and mince. Peel the onion and cut into 1/4-inch pieces. Add the onion and garlic to the tomato mixture.
  3. Stir in the lime juice, salt and pepper. Chop the cilantro and stir only until combined.

Source: New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service, Cooking with Kids, Lynn Walters and Jane Stacey, USDA Food and Nutrition Service Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program

Nutrition Information

Nutrients Amount

Calories 22 

Total Fat 0 g

Saturated Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 171 mg

Total Carbohydrate 5 g

Dietary Fiber 1 g

Total Sugars 3 g

Added Sugars included 0 g

Protein 1 g

Vitamin D 0 mcg

Calcium 13 mg

Iron 0 mg

Potassium 240 mg