Fresh Pico de Gallo
Each summer Carilion's Clinic's Community Health and Outreach team grows a variety of hot peppers on Morningside Urban Farm—including the jalapenos used in this recipe from Angela Charlton, R.D.-N., for so-much-better-than-storebought pico de gallo.
You could also use serrano peppers, which are even hotter than their jalapeno cousins, if you like your salsas really fiery. (In fact, feel free to play around with different types of peppers until you find your preferred level of heat.) Either way you'll be getting the health benefits of capsaicin, a powerful antioxidant and the compound that gives hot peppers their punch.
For a sweeter salsa loaded with even more antioxidants, toss in some diced mango or pineapple.
- Add all ingredients to a large bowl.
- Toss with a spoon to combine well.
- Cover and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!