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Tomatoes are in peak season right now!  Wonder what to do with the huge amount of them that you have on the kitchen counter?  How about making a big batch of salsa!  Salsa is a great low-fat way to dress up your snacks and meals!  It is also rich in vitamin C, lycopene and other antioxidants that help fight diseases like heart disease and cancer.  Add black beans to your salsa to add protein and fiber.  Add a little fruit like mango for a sweeter more tropical salsa.  Aside from scooping it up with tortilla chips here is a few other ways to use this versatile condiment:

  • spoon on to a baked potato – use instead of butter and sour cream
  • spoon over grilled chicken and sprinkle a little shredded cheddar cheese on top
  • spread on a flour tortilla, then add refried beans and shredded cheddar cheese

Here are a few recipes for salsa for you to make right now!  All you do is mix all the ingredients and serve!  Salsa also stores in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.


Basic Salsa


4 medium tomatoes

1 teaspoon garlic, minced

½ cup red or yellow onions, chopped

2 jalapenos (adjust for heat, as needed)

¼ cup fresh lime juice

3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

salt and pepper, to taste


Ultimate Summer Salsa


1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered

1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed

½ cup corn kernels

2 large green onions, minced (white and green parts)

1 medium jalapeno, seeded and diced

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

salt and pepper, to taste


Mango Salsa


3 roma tomatoes, diced

2 mangoes, pitted and diced

½ medium red onion, chopped

juice from one lime

3 tablespoons chopped cilantro

salt and pepper, to taste


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