Fresh Veggie Salsa
Prep: 10 minutes
Spice up your meal with a side of salsa!
Salsa, which means “sauce” in Spanish, can take a variety of forms. This one uses fresh tomatoes, bell peppers and garlic, three crops being grown and harvested by our Community Health and Outreach (CHO) team at Morningside Urban Farm.
With every colorful bite, you’ll get a dose of both vitamin C and potassium, plus a boost of hydration! And with fewer than 40 calories per serving, it may also stabilize your blood sugar and help you burn fat.
Did You Know?
All of Morningside Urban Farm’s crop is given away for free! The Farm produced 664 pounds of produce in the 2021 season; event participants took home 412 pounds and Carilion donated 250 pounds to local organizations. The remaining two pounds were reserved for seeds and bulbs that are growing this season!
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4 medium or large tomatoes, diced (to yield 2 cups)
1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped white onion
2 teaspoons minced jalapeño (remove seeds for less heat)
1 small garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice
Salt to taste
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Optional: If you want your homemade salsa to have a smoother texture, pulse half the salsa in a food processor, then combine it with the remaining chunky half.
- Cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 5 days.