Healthy Recipes

Fresh Salsa
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Servings: 8
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Roma tomatoes 6 (or 3 large regular tomatoes)
Onion, finely chopped ½ medium
Garlic clove, finely minced 1
Serrano or jalapeno peppers, finely chopped 2
Cilantro, chopped 3 tablespoons  
Oregano, finely crushed 1/8 teaspoon  
Salt 1/8 teaspoon  
Pepper 1/8 teaspoon  
Avocado (black skin), diced ½
Juice of 1 lime

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a glass bowl.
  2. Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve within 4 to 5 hours.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size ½ cup
Calories 42
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat Less than 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 44 mg
Calcium 12 mg
Iron 1 mg
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