Cooking at Home - Salsa Fresca

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Published Saturday, June 18, 2022

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 jalapenos
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 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: Cooking with Kids New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup prepared salsa, 1/7 of recipe (104g)

Nutrients

Amount

Total Calories

22

Total Fat

0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

171 mg

Carbohydrates

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

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