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Strawberry Tomato Salsa

This is a wonderful, fresh salsa that goes beautifully with grilled fish or chicken.  It also makes a great snack served with baked tortilla chips.  It’s much lower in sodium than your typical, store-bought salsa and the strawberries work beautifully in combination with the tomatoes.  I like using sweet cocktail tomatoes, because of their sweetness, but a freshly grown tomato from your local farmer’s market or your own garden can work well too.  The key is to have a tomato that actually tastes like a tomato!  Enjoy!

Makes about 2 cups of salsa

Ingredients:

1 cup (250 mL) fresh strawberries, finely chopped

1 cup (250 mL) sweet cocktail tomatoes, finely chopped (about 4 small tomatoes)

1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped

2 green onions, finely chopped (including the green part)

2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh cilantro, finely chopped

1 small clove garlic, finely minced

1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh lime juice

1 tbsp (15 mL) balsamic vinegar

¼ tsp (1 mL) sea salt (optional)

¼ tsp (1 mL) freshly ground, black pepper

Directions:

  1. Chop strawberries, tomatoes, jalapeño pepper, green onions and cilantro.  Drain juice from tomatoes.  Mince garlic.  Put all ingredients in one bowl.
  2. Add lime juice, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.  Mix until combined.
  3. Let sit covered for one hour before serving.
  4. Serve with grilled fish or chicken or as a snack with baked tortilla chips.

Nutritional Information (per ½ cup serving size, with added salt):  30 calories, .3 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 8 g carbohydrates, 4.5 g sugars, 2 g fibre, 1 g protein, 150 mg sodium

 

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